There was great conversation around the #PatternPuzzle last Saturday on our FB page. The final but essential clue of a CF twist was offered by Renee Bock to complete the puzzle. This style is in many ways very similar to previous puzzles featuring twists. A full list of similar styles, with links, is featured at the end of this post.
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.
The pattern shape posted on Saturday (below) is half of the front dress pattern, upside-down.
Starting with the pattern plan, the focus of the twist is featured on the front dress, placed just below the waist. Here I have used a close fitting knit block for two-way stretch jersey. Once you decide where the twist is to be located, mark the turnaround point, connected to the waist seam, to make sure you leave some space to twist the fabric before sewing. Waist shaping has been added to the CB waist and the side seams have been tapered toward the hem. Shorten the sleeve to a three quarter length.
Opening up the front pattern to include the extra drape fabric is featured below. Most important in making this pattern shape is to open up the space at the CF to allow for the separate lower front pieces to twist before sewing. How much fabric you add will determine the amount of drape in the twist.
The full pattern shape for the front dress below shows the lower front portions of the dress that are twisted before sewing the waist and CF seams.
Addendum: Check out our Jersey Twist Dress Sampled! post. :)
This latest style is very much like the Hip Twist Top:
A twist in the hemline of this top is slightly asymmetric - Hip Twist Top
At least six other very different styles on this blog featuring different twist techniques:
A twist in the hemline - Twist Tunic
Single and double twists in the hemline of a skirt - Two Twist Skirts
A single twist in the bodice - Twist & Turnback Top
A twist between the main skirt and the waistband - Skirt Twist
Single twists at shoulder and hip in this elegant dress - The Two Twist Jersey Dress
A single twist in the back of this casual knit top - Twist Jumper