TNT: A “Tried And True” Pattern
Muslin: A trial garment, used to determine fit.
Meet. my TNT. McCalls 3341. This simple A-line skirt has become the basis for my skirt wardrobe. And all for one simple reason—it fits me well!
I started by tracing the pattern from the tissue onto freezer paper. (I like freezer paper for patterns because its cheap!, plentiful, and sturdy.) Then I took my measurements. I adjusted my paper pattern to match my measurements and made a muslin. After I knew the pattern fit me perfectly, I began to play with design elements. I made it more flared, straightened it to a pencil skirt, added a ruffle, switch to an elastic-waist skirt, added pleats, etc., all by redrawing my TNT.
Do you have a TNT skirt pattern? If you are in the Shreveport area, check out this class at LSUS Continuing Ed: 1 Skirt, 3 Ways.