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Pattern Puzzle - Hip Twist Top

Monday, October 14, 2013

You don't need to be a genius to see I am still obsessed by twist patterns.  They certainly suit the whole idea behind my #PatternPuzzles.  This type of jersey twist is not so unusual in the fashion ranges at the moment.  The small and unusual detail of placing the twist off centre is very appealing, if not a little clever.Hip Twist Top

Our #PatternPuzzle fans, new and returning, had this weird pattern shape worked out by lunch time with the final twist in the detail.  If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio.  And yes, the pattern piece is upside-down and it's the front of the top only.

The pattern plan below is based on my close fitting knit block with a cap sleeve extension, boat neckline and a slight asymmetric angle to the hemline.  The drape in placed on the right side of the garment, near the high hip, where the detail is placed on a seam line that makes the twist possible.

The safest and sanest way to get this pattern to work for you is to number each of the sections of the block to be cut and moved.  It's worth noting that I have overlapped the left and right sides of the twist in the same way it will behave when I make the top.  When you go to make the pattern you'll be unpacking sac of these sections and opening them up to add extra fabric for the twist.

Glue these pieces to another piece of paper as soon as you have them making sense for you, and laid out like the sketch below.   The idea itself is not complicated, to open up the garment to get extra drape, however the asymmetric nature of the style makes it just that little bit harder.

The back of this top is very simple and reflects many of the features from the front - capped sleeve, boat neckline and asymmetric hem.  Don't forget to cut a neck bind and armhole bind to finish this garment off well.

Often the simple styles are the hardest to cut well.  The making of this top is not so complicated as much of the hard work is in the pattern making.  If you use these pattern making instructions or make this fabulous pattern please use the #hiptwisttop hashtag or add my handle @studiofaro on instagram.  :)

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Ysmeri commented on 27-Dec-2019 12:12 AM
Gracias por el patrón muy linda la voy hacer y luego le comento como me quedo mil gracias.
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 02-Jan-2020 01:40 PM
Hi Ysmeri, thanks for dropping by. I look forward to seeing your sample. So pleased you like design and the pattern.
Hola Ysmeri, gracias por venir. Espero ver su muestra. Me alegra que te guste el diseño y el patrón.

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