Doing some practice with inexpensive cotton blend broadcloth from Joann’s, got it on sale for $1.99 yard, and got to use a 20% total order, purchased about 45 yards total. Going to use for shirt making and muslin builds. It is a 65/35 poly/cotton.
This is for the clone shirt I a doing for this months sew along after I get the muslin build and changes to pattern going to use better fabric to make a nicer shirt.
It is a lightweight fabric, tends to wrinkle until it is washed a few times, has already prewashed all of it. When sewing it tends to ripple or wave a bit, going to try to figure out which needle/thread and stitch length/tension will work best for this fabric.
Using home sewing machine, I have a serger this fabric works much better with the serger for construction seam, but for the sew along using a sewing machine. Most have a sewing machine, fewer have a serger.
Now that I have the details of fabric, thread, stitches, and needle, I with them done, usually on the pattern, and take a pic. I keep a digital folder in my Dropbox account of each build, pic of the original garment, several views, and any special detailing done on the garment.