Twisted Tuesdays

Today I’m sharing a look I made for the Twisted Tuesday’s Blog Tour! I was so excited when Laura of Titchy Threads asked me if I wanted to join in on the fun. I’m a big fan of her work, she’s a very talented pattern maker so you can imagine my excitement! For the tour, I had the option of sewing up a Twisted Tank, the Twisted Trousers, or both. Of coarse I chose both! The amazing thing about these patterns is that they don’t have your usual straight side seam, hence the name Twisted. On the Twisted Tank, there are NO side seams. I was pretty excited to figure out how this was all going to come together.Genius enough, the seams are cut diagonal across the front and the back. It’s really cool. If that’s not your thing though, there’s also an option for a regular straight cut side seam. There is so much you can do with this pattern. Color blocking, print mixing, even fabric mixing.I ended up going with an all black jersey fabric, and adding some fringe to the front seam. Sounds easy enough right? Apparently not! Not sure where my brain was while I was cutting the fringe. I for some reason thought it’d be a good idea to cut the fringe diagonally, basically cross grain. This is not the best idea because the fringe ended up spiraling, like a unicorn horn. Sometimes you’ve got to roll with the punches, so I went with it. I think it actually gives it a fun texture! I left the fringe pretty long. I love the way it looks hanging over the pants. When I was trying it on Ava to make sure it fit, she had some denim shorts on and I LOVE the way it looks with them! The fit of the tank is spot on. I made no changes size wise and sewed up a size 5. I see many more of these in our future.Since the tank top was all black, I knew I wanted something bold to go with it. The Twisted Trousers are impeccably designed. The outer side seam twists towards the front, and the inner seam twists towards the back, so fun right?!The pattern suggests a bottom weight fabric. I just wasn’t sold on any of my heavy to mid weight fabric choices. Then I remembered that I had some amazing viscose twill from Blackbird Fabrics. It’s very light weight and drapey so it was gonna be a risk.The trousers feature a ton of details and can pretty much be jeans. Since I was using such a lightweight fabric, I left the back pockets off so they wouldn’t weigh the backside down. I also really wanted to show off the twisted seams, so I added a black mini pom pom trim to the side seams and pocket seams. I used a black ribbed knit for the waistband. That detail might be Ava’s favorite part, it makes the pants super comfy!Because Ava’s pretty tall for her age, I cut a size 6. I used the size 5 elastic length and it ended up fitting perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed making these pants and love the way they look with the lightweight fabric. The Twisted Tank and Twisted Trousers patterns are both amazing and extremely versatile! Just think of all the different ways you can use them. I highly recommend them both.Thank you so much Laura for inviting me to participate in the tour, I had so much fun. Don’t forget to check out all the other stops!

14 thoughts on “Twisted Tuesdays”

  1. This is such a gorgeous outfit Meagan and I love that you opted for a slightly more unusual colour. It really suits your daughter too. Viscose twill sounds like it would be so lovely to wear!

    Thanks so much for joining the tour.

  2. btw: I’m trying to follow you via bloglovin, but there it’s still the old address and it doesn’t show the newer feed. Getting the site changed is pretty easy. Just send the people at bloglovin a request via their contact form at the bottom of this site
    They will take care of it within some days! Would love to get your updates again!

  3. Absolutely love the fringe on your twisted tank. Reminds me of a fringed scarf I once made. It’s so cool. I might just have to make one of these too. Perfect in black.

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