Monday, August 16, 2010

1 Skirt Pattern, 6 Very Different Skirts


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.

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