Added Nov 9, 2009
I just HAD to to make something from Pattern Magic again, something wearable and not too difficult. So I decided on the wrapped top on page 59+60 in volume 1.
I wanted the wrap a bit further down than in the book, so I put the top of the wrap-circle that is drawn on the basic pattern as a part of the contruction-process 5.5cm’s below the chest-line of my basic pattern instead of right below it. The wrap is still rather high, higher than I had expected it would be.
After working on the pattern for a while I realised that there are two methods described in the book, the first is a drape without a twist and the second is a drape with a twist (I could read half of the names of the projects in the book, guessed and later asked my japanese colleague if I was right, and I was, shiawase!).
They both have their pluses and minuses. I like that the one without the twist is cut on the bias below the waist. It also seems to fit a bit better.
The one with the twist, however, has a more even distribution of the creases in the wrap-front, and it generally just looks a bit better around the wrap.
They are both too tight around the bust, and they are both a bit too loose below the bust. I will have to adjust that before making the final version.
I think that the one without the twist may work better for thinner materials and the one with a twist better for slightly thicker materails.
I will try to evaluate them better before the final version!
Read more about this project/the pattern-construction process in my blog at: http://ancien-nouveau.blogspot.com/
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