Get Creative with Edge Finishes on Your Twist Top
Author and patternmaker Allison Page, shared her techniques for creating a twist top from a basic T-shirt pattern in "Quick to Make" from Threads #167 (June/July 2013). Here, she demonstrates how to create three different edge finishes for a unique look.
Pinked Raw Edge Finish
Leave the top's neck, center-front, and hem edges unfinished and then pink them for a fuss-free detail that won't ravel.
Pinked Edge Self Trim Finish
|Cut two long strips of the garment fabric on the bias, and pink both edges. The strips should each measure the length of the garment's neckline, cross-over, and hem edges. Sandwich the garment's edges between the two strips and stitch down the center, through all layers.|
Self Trim Finish
|If your fabric's texture is ribbed, like this top, cut the self-fabric strips in the direction opposite to that of the garment body. Apply the strips as detailed above.|
Are you planning on making the twist top from Threads #167? If so, which neckline finish will you sew? Have you tried any of the three edge finishes on other garments?