Muslin (Courtesy of : Muslin is a closely-woven unbleached or white cotton cloth. As with all cottons is breathes well. It's main characteristic is that it is relatively inexpensive.
Fabrication : Muslin is a plain weave fabric.
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Example creations : Bodice design shell, Smock, Blouse and skirt, Reversible boy's vest, Leafy Camisole,
Uses worldwide : Muslin is widely used as an inexpensive fabric for making a test fit of a garment, what is often called a "muslin shell". The term "muslin" is also sometimes applied to this test garment. Today, many synthetic fibres are cheaper than cotton, and so these may be used preferentially to "make a muslin". Muslin is also used in hot climates as it is both inexpensive and cool to wear.
Origins and history : Muslin is named after the city of Mosul (in what is today Iraq) where Europeans first discovered it, but the fabric originates from Dhaka in what is now Bangladesh.
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