Tuesday 2 June 2015

Twisted Tuesday

Big thanks to Laura (from Titchy Threads/Craftstorming) for inviting me to participate in her fun series Twisted Tuesdays. The series is to showcase and review the Twisted Trousers and Twisted Tank Patterns. I think I may have mentioned once or twice how much I love Titchy Threads Patterns. They are quality patterns that I sew over and over. I think my all time favourite is still the Small Fry Skinny Jeans but these Twisted Trousers are a close runner up. The Titchy Threads patterns are all made with layers, so you can select one size and just print that size or you can select 1/2/3/all of them for mixing sizes. It is an awesome feature!

The Twisted Trousers... What can I say? They are well drafted, the sizing is accurate using the measurement chart, there are options (don't we love those), good size range and they can be a quick sew. For this pair I chose to do piping, front pockets, non-piped back pockets, non-reversible and I left off the coin pocket. And for a bit of fun I added in some bias strips, made of the same fabric, for texture, to the knees, ankles and back pockets.

The Twisted Trousers have fun side seams that twist around to the front, and inner seams that twist around to the back. They look great all in one fabric but I have seen some great ones made with different front and back fabric to really highlight the twist. They have a lovely easy wear knit waistband. I would like to try making them with a woven waistband so I may get around to working that out one day soon.

For the bias strips I cut 1" strips and made them into 1/2" double fold bias and topstitched them down 1/2" apart. I stitched them to the pieces before I constructed the pants. The knee ones I added to the front leg pieces and the ankle ones I added to the back leg pieces. For the pockets I added the strips before folding and then attaching the pocket. I think they add some definition to the twist.

I made the Twisted Tank as per the directions. It is a super quick sew and looks so cool. Again it is well drafted, has a good range of sizes and fit according to the size chart. A great wardrobe staple.

For the puffer vest I used the Hawthorne Sweatshirt Pattern. I used the front, back and collar pieces. The main fabric is prequilted fabric which just happened to have blue thread in the quilting...perfect for this outfit! I made it fully lined by cutting the same again from the lining fabric. I also added little welt pockets in the blue. I obviously left the sleeves off. Seth was a bit unsure at first, and asked me to attach sleeves but once it was done and he tried it on he didn't want to take it off...win! I constructed it a little differently to the pattern given I made it fully lined and sleeveless. I have made a few Hawthornes as per the pattern too and again, this is a go to pattern for keeping the little ones warm, in style.

Love my middle sized man!

It was actually quite chilly when we took the photos, so Seth didn't wear the Twisted Tank by itself for long. The long sleeved top he is wearing is The Rise and Shine Raglan Pattern that is in testing at present. I tested the regular long sleeved version but the full pattern is going to be full of options... I can't wait for it to be released! 

I was so happy with this outfit :)

Who can resist this little monkey? He was full of "cool poses" :/

Pop over to Craftstorming to see all of the linked up Twisted Tuesday blog posts.

I would love to hear what you think of my outfit. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry xx


  1. This is such an amazing outfit Kerry. Blue and grey is probably my favourite colour combination of all and you've added so many fantastic details like the bias strips. I love the changes you made to the Hawthorn too - great idea! Thanks so much for being on the tour.

    1. Thanks for having me! Blue and grey are my favourite colours too.
      I really need to get around to making a few more twisted trousers for all of the kids.

  2. So many details!!! I love the whole outfit. Congratulations, very inspiring.

  3. ooooh, I like the moto stitching! great work!