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TNT Pattern Review

Why Do I Need A TNT Pattern?

TNT Pattern Review

Of course, there may come a time when you decide to sew a garment at the last minute, leaving you no time for fuss. That’s where your TNT comes in like a shining star.

Some sewists have TNT’s for all categories of clothing. What a dream, right? I currently only have two, but will eventually work my way up to covering all garment types with TNT’s.

My Favorite TNT Pattern – McCall’s 7531

TNT Pattern Review

TNT Pattern Review

How to Alter Your Pattern

TNT Pattern Review
To avoid a gapping neckline, I use the “Right Size” technique outlined in Nancy Zieman’s book below to choose the best cutting line
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I always perform a Swayback Adjustment to the bodice of fitted garments. This eliminates fabric from puddling at my lower back.

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I added 3/8″ to each side of the sleeve at biceps because your girl’s got guns. Hahaha!!!

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I added just over 3/8″ at the hip.

Let’s Talk Accessories

Speaking of accessorizing, before I close out the blog post today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Glenda K. Harrison. The beautiful jewelry I’m wearing with the latest version of McCall’s 7531 is from Glenda’s new online Jewelry & Accessories Boutique called BEING.

Today is the opening of BEING. Glenda has carefully curated collections of refined jewelry based on the different fashion personalities she describes on her website.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Harrison

Photo Courtesy of Fred Harrison

Make sure you stop by BEING between February 7th – 9th to take advantage of the 15% off Sale during Launch Weekend.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Harrison

Also, if you’re on Instagram, there’s a Live Launch Party happening this evening, February 7th, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST @glendakharrison. You don’t want to miss this because Glenda is having a GIVEAWAY!

Photo Courtesy of Fred Harrison

Don’t forget to click on the video below to see the McCall’s 7531 pattern review and more about BEING.

You will find Glenda at the following: Website / Instagram / YouTube

Photo Courtesy of Fred Harrison


TNT Pattern Review

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!

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If you have not yet learned to sew, I suggest you check out my Beginner’s Sewing Course. The Beginner’s Course will walk you through the basics of garment construction. Click the photo below to check out the Beginner’s Sewing Course Video Series.

Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Luel

    Hi my name is Luel and I am a mother of 4 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren, I am trying to learn sewing step by step by the Grace of God.. Even doe my mother was a semester I didn’t take her skill but I am a Catering by profession… But as I get older I realize my passion for learning to sew so I am happy I found ur page on Ytub and I love how u explain step by step for me as a beginner to understand.. God bless u looking forward to lean more from u. U may see a message from 2 different phone at Times but it’s Luel or u may see my second name Cecilia ok.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Luel! Welcome to my community. I’m so glad to have you join me and look forward to hearing about your progress as you enter into the journey of sewing. Enjoy the process!

  2. Veleda Hare

    Anita you always look so good in everything that you make.Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Anita Morris

    OMGoodness, Corynne! I LOVE that book too. It changed everything for me too when it came to fitting my patterns. I didn’t even know I needed a swayback alteration. until someone pointed it out in 2015. I’m so glad you found the book to be helpful too.

    I would LOVE to have lunch with you. I’ll be ready when you come. to Cali.

  4. Peggy

    ?‍♀️ Hi Anita. Girl you better pose those poses! I really enjoyed the video. It was so much fun to watch, educational and professional all at the same time, and you did a beautiful presentation of Mrs. Harrison. The TNT pattern is a great idea Thank you so much for always including us in your sewing world. God bless.

    1. Anita Morris

      Peggy!!! Hahaha!!! I’m always trying pose, you know! Thank you so much for watching the video and commenting here. It was a lot of fun to make.

  5. Shanne Woodhouse

    You always look so amazing in your me-made clothes. I think that for some people, maybe it’s worth considering finding a pattern block that approximates to their shape. I am only 5’1″ and not a typical female shape; the adjustments I have to make to most patterns are ridiculous. I’ve pretty much given up on women’s patterns and am starting from teenage boy patterns with a FBA.

    1. Anita Morris

      Great advice Shanne! I too need to make blocks — something I’ve been putting off for way too long. Thank. you for the alternative recommendation.

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