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Twisted necklines.

mem1 | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

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.


  1. carolfresia | | #1


    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.


    1. FitnessNut | | #2

      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!

      1. HeartFire | | #3

        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.....

        1. kjp | | #4

          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.  :) 

          1. carolfresia | | #5

            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!


          2. kjp | | #6

            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. :)

    2. mem1 | | #7

      Get busy Carol I am looking forward to this !!!!

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