First Dress: Bodice Mockup

I¬†read¬†that it is¬†helpful to make a¬†toile¬†(also referred to as a muslin)¬†before¬†starting your¬†actual garment. You essentially create¬†a¬†mockup in cheap fabric before you commit to the good stuff. It’s supposed to reduce waste of¬†your precious¬†fabric and, if you do it right, give you a¬†better fit.

Some people rely on finished measurements supplied with a pattern and skip the toile altogether, but I decided to take the extra step. I really struggle with standard bust measurements in shops, so I liked the idea of being able to see how it fit before I made the commitment.

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