First, I have always trimmed my multi-size paper pattern exactly to "my garment size" cutting line. With this process I have learned not to do that! I need to mark the seam/stitching lines of "my garment size" directly on my paper pattern, trace those seam/stitching lines onto my muslin, and use those traced lines as my guides for pinning and stitching. With this process, I am learning to match traced stitching lines and notches. I have always used my fabric edge against guidelines on my sewing machine to stitch seam lines. This process also saves my paper pattern if I choose to use it to make another size garment for a friend!
Second, I am really enjoying the process of making a muslin! I can really see how this will improve my end product. When I have made a muslin in the past, I attempted to transfer sizing adjustments and alterations to my paper pattern and then I have thrown the fabric muslin away. I did not know that I should be using the altered fabric muslin as my pattern for my fashion fabric and not the paper pattern!
Chat later, everyone.