Every girl needs a chic-and-fabulous new knit dress and top...check out these
beautifully feminine twist-frontstyles, perfect for all those modern
drape-y fluid lightweight knits, like rayon, modal, silk jersey or bamboo.
Pull-on dress & top have a ’V’ front neckline, a bound back neckline, center front
& back seams and an elasticated waist. Both dress & top feature a gently twisted
and draped detail at the front waist. Cap-length dolman sleeves & hemlines are
completed with a narrow stitched hem; dress finishes just below the knee,
top finishes at the lower hip.
These styles will be your warm-weather wardrobe essentials...wear the top with
some super-slouchy linen pants or over a slinky pencil skirt, or just pull on the
dress version for easy, instant glamour. Add sandals, shades and a killer bag...
you’re out the door and looking good!
For the dress in all sizes you’ll need around 2 3/4 yards/2.52m of fabric;
for the top in all sizes you’ll need around 2 yards/1.83m fabric; you’ll also need
enough 1/4"/1cm wide elastic OR shirring elastic to fit around your waist comfortably.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Posted by Ann on 16th Sep 2012
I made this pattern three times from three different weight knits. The fit was different depending on the knit. All versions are very comfortable, and the directions were clear. I had no problem making the twist in the front.
My first version was a dress from a beefy rayon knit. It seemed to be a little long in the bodice, but I think that was because the weight of the rayon dragged it down. To get the twist at the right spot, I had to blouson the bodice over the elastic, which covers up the cute twist detail.
The second was a shirt version from a tissue weight rayon knit. This was so thin that you couldn't really see the twist detail. However, I really did like how the stripes worked in the pattern design.
The third was a shirt version from an ITY knitand this was by far, the best fit. The ITY was beefy enough that the twist detail showed well, and the twist hit me at the right spot. I also got the most compliments on this one when wearing it.
I would recommend a medium weight more stable knit for this pattern. If using a rayon or modal knit, you might want to shorten the bodice pieces, or go down a size so that the twist will hit at the right spot.