May 7, 2013

Flip turn

Those of you who follow the Me-Made-May 2013 Flickr Pool may have seen this already, but I thought it did deserve a post of its own as well.

It is a new t-shirt in marl grey rib knit. 

I used the "flip turn for a draped effect" design from Pattern Magic 2. Although it doesn't get a big picture in the book, it is probably one of its most popular designs. Which is why I hesitated about making it at first. But it's also one of the most wearable designs and ideal for a fabric like rib knit which looks the same on both sides (for the un-Pattern Magic-initiated: in this particular kind of twist, one piece is folded over so the wrong side of the fabric ends up on the outside of the garment). 

As usual, I used my own knit sloper instead of the Bunka block. I also wanted to make sure my version would be clearly asymmetrical, not hesitantly so, like it seems in the book. And I decided to bind the neckline by serging on a strip of fabric. To do this, I sewed the shoulder seams first, then applied the neck band and only then I proceded to assemble the front with the flip turn. 

I think it makes for a nice top which I will wear a lot.

9 comments:

  1. It's great. I've yet to have a success with pattern magic. I can make them OK. I just don't like the outcome! perhaps I need to change the fabric. yours looks great in a knit.

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  2. Nice version, an improvement on the original I think.

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  3. I agree - it came out really well.

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  4. Oh, I love this! Nicely done.

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  5. Wow cool! I have tried this pattern myself, it suits the rib knit fabric,I made mine in reversible satin, would you believe it, have a look here
    http://www.adithisammasews.com/2012/03/first-outfit-from-pattern-magic-2.html

    Your fabric choice is way better than mine :)

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  6. Great shirt, thanks for the inspiration, makes me want to pick up the books again. I made the apple peel bolero from one of these books!
    http://creabh.blogspot.nl/2013/02/pattern-magic-apple-peel-bolero.html

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  7. Oh I love that you made this, too. I have a winter and a summer version, which I both wear ALL the time! I'm really looking forward to my Morley College course on the third book next month, too.

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  8. Great...and the same as Jos...I have the books .... not so long, but Iwant to make something out of this books...

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