25 November 2013

PatternPuzzle - Two Twist Skirt Patterns

This weeks #PatternPuzzle started with a post comment from Sharon concerning a popular twist skirt style she had seen on ebay.  The look of the garment is very much like a skirt version of The Hip Twist Top from earlier in October.  In developing the ideas for this puzzle it occurred to me that there are many ways to make a twist skirt pattern.  What came out of that process are the pattern images below that offer two ways to cut a twist skirt.


The sketches below give you an idea of the anticipated results of the different styles of twist.  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.

18 November 2013

Pattern Puzzle - The Pocket Drape

Last Saturday we all enjoyed a fab conversation about the #PatternPuzzle.  As a bonus Julie's friend, Lynn Hoffman, shared a fashion history connection with our puzzle and an 1880's polonaise jacket.  When posting the sketch of the puzzle I included images of the historic reference.  It is interesting to see how Lynn made the pattern shape connection with the drape and waterfall of these historic garments.


The design for this puzzle is in fact 15 years old.  

11 November 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Twist and Turnback Top

The #PatternPuzzle from last Saturday had a combination of mostly recognisable pieces, then at the bottom of the image that one rogue pattern that is so simple it could almost be anything.  Our puzzlers made short work of the top two pattern pieces and fell silent.  Many hours later, and after a quick prompt from us Evelyn and Mioara finished the puzzle off very quickly.
Many thanks to all the regular puzzlers, new puzzlers and the rest of our audience for coming by every Saturday to share the fun.


Our design featured below has a single twist in the front bodice, a turn-back drape on the front hem and a two piece back to maintain the empire fit that holds the bust twist in place.

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.


04 November 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Skirt Twist

The Skirt Wrap #PatternPuzzle on the facebook page on Saturday was fast and furious race with photo finish in the final part of the solution - the TWIST!  Congratulations to all the fans and viewers who turned up on Saturday for the fun.  Below is the image of the pattern shape, wrong way up.


With this weeks post of the pattern solution and details I firstly must apologise for the delay in posting.  It turns out my original pattern shape was not entirely accurate.  As I prepared this post I realised that the pattern shape would not necessarily achieve the fit I had sketched in the design drawing.

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.