TNT sewing patterns are they Tried & True or are they exploding out of your wardrobe?

What do I love about TNT (Tried n True) Patterns?

• They fit me

• I know I'll be comfortable all day

• It's a safe option

• I don't need to read sewing instructions

• All the practice means it's a quick sew

• I can spend the sewing time I've saved by experimenting with the pattern

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Why is it Dangerous for me to make too many TNT Patterns?


  1. If I make one too many of the same TNT pattern, I run the risk of hating every garment I've made with this pattern. That is dangerous ground for me. There is a thin line between love & hate and I certainly don't want to step over THAT line!
  2. I find it easy to make cutting & sewing mistakes ... being relaxed while sewing is dangerous
  3. I don't get that same rush of elation when I wear a garment for the very first time ... It's like someone let me win a race 😑
  4. I'm not using the patterns on my wish list that I want to sew
  5. I actually love to test different clothing styles and enjoy the feeling of wearing something different
  6. I want to discover more TNT Patterns
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My TNT story of warning.

I used to  wear striped T-shirts.

I used to wear them a lot.

I love a black and white striped T-shirt, it's fresh, french and frisky!

My mother-in-law used to wear a lot of black and white striped T's too!

My love affair with black and white T's crashed n burned when my children told me I looked like nanna!

Oh no!!

https://youtu.be/T2T5_seDNZE

It's no secret I love my Drop Dress Pattern. It's a fast sew.  No doubt about that!

I feel great in all the versions at the moment ... BUT

I think I have reached my limit!

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I am teetering on the edge right now of wanting to make another one

but I'm not going to!

I love the drop dress and I want to stay sweet with them ... all 8 (maybe 9, or 10?)!

 It's 10 Drop Dresses! Ten is a lovely number.

It's 10 Drop Dresses! Ten is a lovely number.

Do you have a "Saturation Point" where you have to stop making your TNT?

When have you made "one too many" of your TNTs? Did you survive the experience?

 

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