14 Oct Hip Twist Top
Posted at 12:15h in Pattern Making Instructions, Pattern Puzzles, Stretch Patterns, Womens Knit Block 0 Comments
You don’t need to be a genius to see I am still obsessed with 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. If you fancy making this tee shirt, but you’re not so keen on pattern making, then you’ll find the PDF Sewing Pattern Here.
Our #PatternPuzzle fans, new and returning, had this weird pattern shape worked out by lunchtime 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.
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 is 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. Glue these pieces to another piece of paper as soon as you have them making some 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.
Often the simple styles are the hardest to cut well. The making in this top is not so complicated as much of the hard work is in the pattern making. If you prefer sewing and not pattern making, you’ll find the PDF Sewing pattern for the Hip Twist Top on the website.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below. 🙂