I trimmed down the pattern to a size 10 after looking at the finished measurements on the pattern tissue and pulled a navy and cream stripy knit from the stash.
I didn't realise until I got started that the whole front is a double layer (for Views A and B just the bust part is doubled) and I was short on fabric so I broke all the rules, cut the front off grain and pieced it so it had an on grain portion at the hem that lined up with the horizontal stripes on the back. This was a bit of a risk, but seems to have worked, stripes and twists are always quite fun to play with.
Once you have cut it out properly it goes together quite easily. The instructions are written well (except for the usual serger existence denial), but they do jump around a bit between views so you have to take care not to miss a step.
The double layered front means that the neck and front arm are finished neatly and the back neck and arm are just turned and stitched. This makes it quite an easy sew if you have trouble with t shirt bindings. If I had the smarts I should have stitched the back neck in navy thread, oh well, I'm not unpicking it and risking it stretching out.
As it turns out I didn't need to make any alterations from a size 10 although the shoulder seam falls forward a bit, this might be partly due to the extra weight of the fabric in the front. Anyway I am quite pleased to have rediscovered this little gem in my pattern stash and will be trying this and the other views again.
So I guess my twist obsession continues, after I posted my Style Arc Jessica dress, PatsiJean commented to let me know about Studio Faro, a really interesting blog that demonstrates pattern manipulation. I don't know when I will get around to experimenting with it, but it makes fascinating reading. Has anyone seen this already and tried something inspired by it?
Photos of me wearing it coming in the next post - shorts. Bright red shorts.....
Here are my new sewing room companions, I only let them in when I am there, which of course makes it the most desirable place to be. Unsupervised they can open drawers, pull out all the contents and cause havoc with my serger threads. I think their legs and ears have finished growing, the rest of them still needs to catch up!