28 October 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Asymmetric Jersey Top

There were some very interesting suggestions on Saturday for this strange set of pattern shapes.  Such a great turnout of our regular #PatternPuzzlers and viewers together.  Finally solved on Sunday morning by Mioara Cretu our stretch pattern making star from Romania.  


The sketch below is a trend research from 2009 for knitwear, Summer 2011.  
I am usually not a fan of overtly asymmetric cutting and will always feel a little odd if one sleeve is so much shorter than the other.  But with this design I am strangely compelled to give it a chance.


I think it may look interesting using different knits for each of the panels.



While I was planning the pattern puzzle I decided to make it interesting by eliminating some of the seams.


The pattern plan below is based on my jersey kimono block.   The red style lines are for the front and the green lines are for the back.  When tracing the pattern pieces I place front and back pieces together along the lines where I am eliminating the seams.


Set out below are the pattern pieces with labels to help you make sense of the strange shapes.
In total there are only three main pattern pieces plus bind trim for the neckline and armholes (not included here).


Below I have aligned all the front sections to create a clearer picture.


And the diagram below has all the back sections set up so you can see how they go together.


This top would be made in stable knit (no elastane) single knit jersey.  A loose fit in the body of the garment is recommended for this top, with a tighter fit on the hip to hold it in place.

Let me know if you have any questions about this pattern.   
And please do send any #PatternPuzzle ideas you have direct to my email.
Enjoy


MAKERS

13 comments:

  1. Dear Anita,
    may I show the material given in this post in the Russian sewing community? They love these constructions and are very interested in your techniques.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi SG. Firstly I would like to thank you for asking honestly for permission. Much appreciated. I am always interested in sharing the excitement. If ok with you, I would like to email you directly to discuss the detail. Thx Anita

      Delete
    2. I have now experienced the Russia blogs enough to know that I would prefer you did not share. So much of my blog content has been taken by russian bloggers and claimed as their own! :/ So please do not encourage the sharing of my work in that community. Thx for asking. Anita

      Delete
  2. I struggled to understand how this pattern worked...then the light came on. Traced off the dress pattern last night.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Gail. I love it when that happens. :) Looking forward to fitting your dress block. Teresa and I have been making some trouser block fitting videos. Very exciting!

      Delete
  3. I finally had time to sit down with your blog tonight and wow! I'm loving all the patternmaking going on here. The way you go about creating a pattern for a sketch is so clever and again shows the importance of a good fitting block.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Too true Madalynne, everyone needs a good block. Thanks for dropping by to say Hi. I noticed you are in the industry too. :) We do one of these #PatternPuzzles each week on our facebook page. Drop by on Saturday morning (sydney time) and join us. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gracias, es un patron muy interesante, me gusta encontrar cosas en que pensar.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thx Maria para sus cumplidos abundantes. :)

      Delete
  6. Hello, I just tried this idea last week and was excited to share the result. Some small things to correct next time but overall I am very satisfied (and Monsieur really loves it as well!!!)
    http://titesmains.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/la-resolution-dun-casse-tetes/

    Thanks for your work, I really look forward to the puzzles every week and would like to have the time to try most of them on fabric!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Julia, I just love your top. The fabrics are wonderful and you have done such a great job of cutting the pattern. Do you mind if I share on our Facebook page? Thanks so much for letting me know about your project. :)

      Delete
  7. (it's the third time I'm trying to send this comment, hope someday it'll go through...)
    Share away! Thanks for your words! For reference, my FB page is https://www.facebook.com/TitesMains?fref=ts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Julia. Comment received. Thx :) I think the system resists comments with links or url's. Just to keep the spammers away I think.

      Delete