June 24, 2012

About the twisty top

Some of you asked for a line drawing of the twisty top. Of course, this is a perfectly reasonable request but eh... It is my own design and although I can make tech drawings, I'm by no means an expert. In this case, I tried and failed to make anything which could serve to clarify the design. 
So, instead, I took a picture of the pattern pieces.


On the left is the front piece, which is cut once out of a single layer of fabric (the line. which you can just see, is to indicate the grainline). On the right is the back piece, with a cut-on facing at the top. This is cut once, on the fold. I fused stretchy, light-weight knit interfacing to the back facing. With these two pieces, I cut a striaght band of fabric for the sleeves/collar which was 27 cm wide and 75 cm long, with the straight-of-grain running lengthwise (to make it not too stretchy).


I hope this clarifies it a bit. (I am also considering to make this pattern in S/M/L and put it on Burdastyle, to celebrate 400 followers to this blog. let me know what you think about that plan ;) 

12 comments:

  1. Hi Lauriana, I've been silently following your blog for about two years now and I think I "owe" you a comment by now. I don't own a blog myself (love to read but hate writing).
    I really like your self-drafted projects, there are not so many bloggers out there who write about that subject. It keeps me dreaming of a time when I will have time to continue my self-drafting experiments - between 2 kids, renovating a house and work there is not that much time left. But things change and in the meantime, your blog makes up for it quite a bit. Reading about patternmaking and beautiful clothes is the second best to doing it yourself.

    Regarding you plan, yes, yes, I would love to use your pattern. This style of t-shirt is office appropriate (for me) and can be worn on a playground as well - great. So if you find time, I would really appreciate it.

    Greetings,

    Bettina

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  2. I read your blog via Google Reader and you have 895 followers on there :)

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  3. That would be a great idea. It's a different look from any of the other twist front out there.

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  4. This is a fabulous original pattern. Thanks for sharing your work. It would go like hotcakes on BurdaStyle!

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  5. What a great top! The pattern looks way more complicated than it is!

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  6. I would love to make up your pattern if you did publish it on Burdastyle! Failing that I'll have to try to copy it myself... but I would probably get to it much faster if I have an actual pattern to work from. :)

    Congratulations on 400 followers!

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  7. Hey, I am also a lurker who adores everything you make, but hey, this is the most brilliant thing I've seen in a while. Took a big pause from sewing because nothing inspired me, but this top would definitely get me sewing again. It's just beautiful.

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  8. Hi!
    Another blogless reader here, who does not dare to draft her own patterns but loves your style and is in awe of your skills!
    Yes, I would sew the top pattern, it is lovely. Than you for a very nice blog.
    Isabel, reading from Berlin :D

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  9. Please do make this up. I really like it. I've been lurking - I'll follow you so that I 'count'. :) Up to a 42 bust would be fabulous. Just sayin'.

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  10. Yes, please share, I love the top and would definitely enjoy making one for myself :-)

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  11. Thanks Lauriana for sharing your skills and creativity. I would love if you had time to share the pattern. I made one of your tops before but chose a terrible fabric :0(

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