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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > looking for twist-back ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 6/9/13 2:05 PM

Is there a pattern somewhere for a dress like this ?

madewell dress

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Date: 6/9/13 3:58 PM

S1612 is a knit with a back neckline twist so not what you are looking for per se but still. Maybe have a look at the pattern pieces?


ETA Let me check if I don't have it and maybe see how they do it and report back? BRB
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Date: 6/9/13 5:21 PM

Thanks Lakaribane! I'm sure it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out how to do this from a basic block, but it would be very helpful to see a diagram!

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Date: 6/9/13 7:23 PM

I just realized, after looking around a bit, that I *did* buy it but the courier people have yet to deliver the package to me. Shocking, I know!

However, there is 1 review on PR (though not the view you wanted) and I did find that blogger Tanit-Isis made the same view but not the one you need.

Hum...maybe someone will see this thread and volunteer the back pattern drawing *big grin*

Meanwhile, I'll keep searching for a similar look for you...

ETA that V1161 Rachel Comey dress has a back similar to S1612. I have it but cannot find my card reader, grrrrr!!!

But it seems like you extend the CB line by Xcm/in, you line the pattern (so you actually cut it out twice), sew some of the seams (think lining a back yoke), do the twist or knot and then continue sewing the garment.

Clear as mud?

So in the case of the dress you want to make, I imagine you would take a bodice back pattern piece, make it V-shaped but add, say 5cm more to move the CB fold or seam outward, cut twice, twist and voilà! *said the girl who cannot draft a thing*

What do you think?
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Date: 6/10/13 2:33 AM

It sounds about right, but zooming in at the side view, I realized each half is actually made of 2 parts (you can see a peek of skin there). Hmm... I wonder if there's a practical reason for this.

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Date: 6/10/13 7:01 AM

I suspect they wanted to reduce the bulk of the twist. If the whole back flipped you'd have a huge uncomfortable lump of fabric right in the middle of your back!

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Date: 6/10/13 9:12 AM

thanks for this! I assumed everything "flipped", but thanks to your comment, I can now see that the lower part is like a reversed U that the upper twist holds up. It isn't always easy to read photos!

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Date: 6/10/13 12:27 PM

Quote: peaudane
I realized each half is actually made of 2 parts

In that case, you make it like the maternity pattern I just sewed for my SIL.

Do you remember how they made paper garlands in grade school, with the strips of paper?

In a nutshell, it's a variation on what I said above. You take your back bodice, trace the V shape but you run a seam diagonally(?) from the side seam to CB and cut your back bodice in two.

Then, you reattach the lower back bodice to the upper back bodice at CB so the pattern piece resembles a bow tie or femur bone.

I guess you would no longer fully line the back bodice, if bulk is a concern. Would depend on the thinness of your fabric, I imagine.

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Date: 6/10/13 12:40 PM

Me again!

While waiting for the repairman at work, I tried to figure it out and made a REALLY CLUMSY 3-step tutorial for you.

Couldn't figure out how to post it here, the fancy shmancy Google+ nightmare but you can see it here (I hope)

Then you make it up like the maternity top I just made. I can scan the instructions if you have never made a twist top.

Let me know if any of this helps!
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Date: 6/10/13 5:12 PM

How sweet of you to do this! Not at all clumsy, it makes perfect sense! Thank you so much!

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