Hey there Pirates! Have we got something incredibly fun in store for you today or what?? It’s a pattern release day and we are bringing you TWO brand new patterns that you’re just going to love. I promise. Let’s meet the Twist Back Tops, in both adult and youth sizes!
This pattern is quick and simple sew that will impress! It has a dropped dolman sleeve style with a loose, slouchy fit throughout the sleeves and body. It is semi-fitted through high hip. The tank option makes for a great work out or summery top. The Twist Back Top also includes a short sleeve dolman sleeve you can add a bit more coverage, but still keep cool in those warmer months. You can add long sleeves and create a super fun sweater or pull over for the colder months. The extra long sleeve length will make you feel like curling up and snuggling! The adult sizing has a tank neckline that is a classic crew and a wider neckline for the dolman sleeve options. This pattern includes a back shoulder strap to keep the shoulders where they should be, or you can leave it off and have an off the shoulder style with wider neckline on the sleeved options. The open back is perfect to throw on top a leotard, sports bra, or tank.
The youth pattern covers a size range from 3M – 14. As for the adult version of the pattern? We just extended our sizes even more! You’ll find it drafted for XXS – Plus 5x now! Please check the size charts, as there were slight adjustments made to accommodate the new size range.
**Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for this pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started! As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4 and A0 sizes. And for even more helpful fun, we have a *free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
Let’s take a quick look at the different options!
LONG SLEEVE W/CUFFS
OPTIONAL BACK STRAP
Should we talk about fabric choices for the Twist Back Tops? We recommend a fabric with a good drape to it. While fabric bases like french terry and sweatshirt fleece will work, they’ll end up a bit more “boxier”. So if you’re looking for that perfect slouchy, twisty top…we recommend fabrics like: Rayon Spandex, Double Brushed Polyester, and Sweater Knits.
DOUBLE BRUSHED POLY
Another change you might notice on these new patterns is a little surprise for our overseas pirates who use metric measurements! We now will include BOTH imperial and metric measurements to help everyone understand the charts as quick and easily as possible! Yay!
Ready to dive right in and make your new favorite top? Go grab the patterns now!
Hoping for a little inspiration before you get to sewing? Just take a look at this pattern on all of the amazing shapes and sizes of our testers, and get a look at more examples of all the options in our albums in the P4P Facebook group!
And if our pattern alone doesn’t provide enough options for you, we’ve also included a blog post that will help take the Twist Back Tops to the next level! Go check out our Easy Hacks Post to see how to make some slight alterations to the original pattern, to customize it even further!
The release sale (no code needed) will be through Monday September 30th (11:59PM US Central Time Zone).
Happy Sewing, Pirates!