Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jalie 2788–Twist Top

I know that the twist top has more than come and gone and that people are so over this pattern and design. But, can I just say, I really like it. Yes. Still. I’ve made this pattern a couple of times before (here’s the pattern at Jalie) and the only change I made was to make the back a little lower. I love the front.
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And I did like the back until I saw it in these pictures. It’s actually just the bra that makes it bad. It looks like a have two, giant, widely-spaced, man nipples on my back. Can you say, eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww? I think it’ll look a lot better with a different bra. Kind of funny.
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Here’s a close-up of the front twist part. Typical Jalie, it fits really well.
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Next, I need to make a kid swimsuit and some summer jammies for my kids. It’s been a really warm summer and my kids mostly just have long-sleeved warm stuff. I’m still working on changing up my photos to my photo library so you can’t see my other versions of this top.

24 comments:

shams said...

Wow, this looks great on you, especially in the b&w optical illusion sort of fabric.

And, yes, the back looks pretty weird at the moment, but I'm sure you can make it work with a different bra.

I love it.

katherine h said...

I just bought a twist pattern today. It may have had its moment in fashion, but I think it is a classic detail that will stick around.

Rachelle said...

Haha you crack me up. The top looks great. I just love the fabric and the interesting back details. With a different bra I'm sure you will get heaps of wear out of the top

Kat said...

Hahaha well, unexpected 'back nipples' aside, it is a really well fitting top. The fabric is interesting, too.

Asta said...

Great colour and pattern for this! and it fits you really well!!

Jane M said...

This is my go to pattern for quick knit tops. Tent like tops may be in fashion but this one is feminine and flattering and doesn't make me look like I'm pregnant with my own grandchild.

Amanda S. said...

Love it! I'm still planning to make a twist top one of these days and don't think the style looks dated. The back is hysterical!

Jane said...

Great top....perfect fit. Love the fabric. The bra thing is funny.

Rachelle said...

LOL! Outside of the back nips, this is a lovely top; I really love the optical illusion fabric.

sdBev said...

That print in this top, is eye-popping. Looks great on you.

Sewfast said...

Love your fabric choice for this top and the back can be fixed with a different bra. It's amazing the things our cameras can see that we wouldn't normally notice!

Darci said...

Twist tops are EVERYWHERE in RTW right now. Maybe it's just we sewists who seem "over it". I'm not, tho. Just made a few of 'em over the last few weeks. Yours looks super!

Those back nips are hilarious!

MushyWear said...

What a great looking top. I love the print in this knit. Too funny, about the back, but thankfully such an easy fix!

KarenP said...

Cute top! And the fabric is perfect - I love how the print sort of swirls around the twist.

okie2thfairy said...

So funny! I thought the same thing- nipples on the back:) Don't you just love the honesty of photos- get that camera away from me! I just got the twist-tie front and will wear it until it comes back into style- you go!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very cute top!

Home's Jewels said...

Well, you definitely said what was going on in my mind, but even better! What a crack-up - I laughed out loud. I know you will never wear that bra with it again :) What a great top - timeless - and it fits beautifully.

Alexandra said...

OMG, that back picture is hilarious, as is your commentary. I really like the top, especially in the cool optical illusion fabric.

Victoria said...

Cute top! The print really accentuates the twisting affect! Funny about the "man nipples" LOL!

Jos said...

Absolutely love it!

Anonymous said...

I like your fabric!..I've made this one a few times for myself, and twice for my daughter. It's one of my favorites from Jalie!

Gail said...

Must try this pattern soon. Love the fabric.

SEWN said...

Looks fabulous. What a great print for this top!

Texan said...

Very cute top!