I have recently been window shopping and am really interested in the change in necklines and bust treatments which seem to be coming along at the moment. I am so bored with jewel necklines as I think they do very little for anyone unless one happens to be swan necked.V necks are better but I am also a bit challenged to achieve any interesting variations on these I am talking mostly about Knit fabrics so collars are not so much an option.
The tops I saw had twists of fabric which resulted in very flattering bust shaping and a nipping in under the bust which is so much more flattering than a top which drops straight down from the bust point. This look is fine for those who have a B cup but not great for those whoe are Full busted.
I know that these are all variations of the basic bodice block but I would eally love an article to explain how this is achieved.
Great minds think alike! I've actually been mulling this over myself. I've purchased a few variations on the twist-front top in the past year, and have been trying to find a moment to analyze each one, with the thought of putting together an article showing 2-3 ways to draft your own twist top from a basic t-shirt pattern.Glad to hear someone out there is already interested in the idea.
I'm interested too! Oh, I'm sure I could figure it out with one in front of me, but articles like this are one of the reasons I love Threads! (And who has time when they're preparing to move??) So take this as encouragement, Carol. Do it!
The most recent Burda WOF has one of these twisted tops. its on one of my 'to do lists' - now if I could only find the lists.....
I'm planning on making that top, too! My sister-in-law was also admiring it. Looks pretty easy to construct. I was thinking about adding some sleeves to it, but I want to make the short one first for fit. :)
Yeah, I love that one! I can't find the office copy of Burda (now who is hiding that?), but I've seen it online. It looks like a great style, though, and when I find that magazine I want to make it, too. Now I know why I've hoarded all those odd 1 or 2-yard pieces of stretch knits!
I couldn't resist a bundle of sale stretch meshes & buttermilks from http://www.emmaonesock.com recently! all are a little less than a yard & there are some perfect ones to be my "muslin" for this tshirt. I also like the basic tshirt in the last issue. Unfortunately...my house is getting very dirty...must clean & put off the sewing. :)
Get busy Carol I am looking forward to this !!!!
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