The twist top is regularly seen since (I think) the famous Burda twist top from 2004. Some don’t like a twist top anymore, but October Knip mode issue showed an asymmetrical version that I quite liked. This time a few clear pictures in the magazine as well . And I needed them to get my head round the construction. It was not the twist itself that gave me problems, but the way the upper part was folded to the right side of the top.
It will have been me, but it took me several times pinning the side seam till it was right and I could sew it. I changed the order of construction a bit so that I could insert the sleeves flat and sew the sleeve and side seam in one pass. Sometimes the easy things prove to be more difficult than you think.
On the Knip mode site there are instructions for making this and there are some good and some bad points:
There are actual photos, using (partially) different colored fabrics (positive). One of the fabrics used was a black polka dot fabric, and we all know that black doesn’t show well in photos (negative). The top and bottom part were both from the same black fabric, which made it difficult to see (negative). There are 9 pages of instructions, making it a step by step series (positive), but each page is a separate file to download and each file (1 page!) is 20MB, which is extremely large. Knip mode obviously didn’t compress the size of the photos.
The shirt still needs hemming, for now two pictures on the dressform.