Monday, May 30, 2016

Muslin Mania Has Ended

I decided to trash all my coat muslins from my muslin mania blog and start a completely new muslin from Neue Mode 22424.

I used size 36 for this lightweight, but fully lined coat.  The muslin actually fit nicely after I extended the body one inch and the arms three inches.

I interfaced all the pieces with a lightweight fusible interface since the 100% cotton material is so soft and flexible.  It also wanted to ravel badly, but the interfacing stopped that.

The pattern calls for either zippered pockets or patch pockets.  I decided to make single-welt pockets on an angle for a sleek look.
Unfinished front with pocket

Front inside showing interfacing and pocket bag

I have been sewing this with my Singer Touchtronic 2001 using a walking foot.  This has touchpad controls and was made in 1980. Another favorite machine!

The last week has been quite busy.  Besides sewing, Joe and I became parents to an eight week old Westie girl we named Dixie,   She gets along great with our 12 year old poodle, Max.

More sewing and other things to do.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Cute dog! Wow, I bet that face is hard to resist. I've never sewn on a computerized Singer and I've always wondered how they stack up. The Touchtronic was the first one, correct? Good luck on the new jacket. Sometimes a fresh start gets the best results so keep at it!

  2. The Singer Athena 2000 had pushbuttons and came out about 1975. It was later renamed Touchtronic 2000 as part of the Athena family. I also have a Diana 560 which came out in 1977. I know electronics can fry any minute, so I enjoy them while I can.

  3. I'm sure the electronics in your Singer Touchtronic 2001 could easily be replaced if Singer made the parts. Unfortunately because of planned obsolescence they're more interested in selling new machines not keeping the old ones working.