Sunday, February 5, 2012

McCalls 3830: Straight Skirt TNT pattern Times 3!

This is a long overdue post and let's just cut to the chase and say...I love this skirt!  I don't have a huge stash of patterns and the nearest shop that sells them must be several countries away.  So when I've got a winner...I'm going to make it over and over again!

This skirt is easy-peasy and perfect!  I cut a straight 18 and added just the tiniest amount to the thigh area, maybe 1/4".    I added about 2" length to View C, and since I'm short, it was hemmed right at the knee.
Worn with Simplicity 2594 top

Version 2:  Same same same.  Love love love.  I bought this fabric on my huge stock up trip to Hancock Fabrics in Richmond, VA this past summer.  Unfortunately I felt it was a little see-through and it needed to be lined.

Version 3: Stretch Denim
The reason I purchased this pattern in the first place was due to this version by Amber at Confessions of the Pink Obsessed .  So during my aforementioned "huge fabric stock up trip" this summer, I made sure I got some stretch denim.  This is the skirt that I wear the most.  Period.

Now we're into February and my New Year's Resolution is going well.  My Indian version of the South Beach Diet has me down 6.5kg (14lbs) since Christmas and all 3 of these skirts are now a little roomy.  The good thing about a center back zipper is that it's easy to take in the side seams!  


  1. Meigan, It great to find a skirt that works for you. TNT's are the best. They are the jumping off point for creating interesting versions using the same pattern. And you'll done a great job of that. Looking good lady. If it's not broken, don't fix it. Wink, wink.

    1. Thank you! Whenever I see interesting fabric, I always think of this pattern. Next up is a long version for next winter. :)


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