You don't need to be a genius to see I am still enthralled by twists. Perhaps they really suit the whole idea of the #PatternPuzzle. 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.
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.
The pattern plan below is based on our close fitting jersey block with a cap sleeve extension, boat neckline and a slight angle to the hemline. The drape in set on the right side of the garment near the high hip where the detail is placed on a seam line to make 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 laid out like the sketch below and making some sense for you. There is a similar style in the Pattern Magic book on page 67 that helped me understand what I was doing. 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. I am hoping for the opportunity to cut at least a rough toile sometime this week.
Anyone care to join me?