Since becoming a mom, I’ve discovered this great muslin fabric for myself. It’s no wonder that this cuddly, soft cotton material is mainly used to make children’s clothing or burp cloths for babies. Because muslin cotton is just so soft and comfortable to wear. Then why not make soft muslin dresses for moms too? Since the new summer collection 2022 we will have muslin women’s clothing firmly in our inventory. I’m a big fan and wear Weltentänzer Berlin muslin dresses almost every day at home. They look pretty and are incredibly comfortable.
What does muslin look like? What are the properties of muslin?
The crinkle look or the crepe structure in the material, which gets even more structure after the first wash, is very typical of the muslin fabric. It is precisely this creped structure that makes the fabric so soft and cuddly. It doesn’t matter whether the muslin fabric is a simple single-layer or multi-layer “double gauze” muslin fabric. The material also has the positive property that it is very breathable and absorbent. On the other hand, however, it dries very quickly. Therefore, muslin fabrics are very popular for baby diapers, burp cloths or children’s clothing. But women’s summer clothing made of muslin is also becoming more and more a trend.
For the most part, muslin is made of cotton. However, there are now crinkled hemp or bamboo fabrics on the market that are similarly soft.
How to wash muslin?
Like almost every cotton fabric, muslin is rather easy to care for and can be washed in the washing machine without any problems. I always recommend my customers not to wash at more than 30 degrees for the sake of the colours and the environment.
Delicate garments always last longer if you wash them in a laundry bag. Under no circumstances should you put muslin in the dryer, as the fabric can shrink in high temperatures. Since muslin dries very quickly anyway, there is actually no need for a dryer.