Twist and shout

Fashion seems to have got its knickers tops in a bit of a twist lately. From the runway to the rails of Topshop, twists and knots are everywhere.

3.1 Phillip Lim’s SS16 collection presented a number of ‘undone’ shirts, tied at the waist. At the other end of the spectrum is Topshop’s current obsession with all things twisted. The items are perfect for someone like me who likes to keep things simple, without being too boring – this top has already become a wardrobe staple.


1 Halston Heritage jumpsuit | 2 Cos cotton linen top with tie | 3 3.1 Phillip Lim Ruched Crepe Top | 4 Warehouse long sleeve knot detail dress 

The twisted blouse from Cos is the one that’s really taken my eye. I love a plain white shirt, but never feel like they really suit me – something to do with being both petite (read, short) and curvy. This top looks perfect for me, as it combines the crisp cotton with a shape that I feel is more flattering.

I’ve used New Look’s pattern for a shell top (6483) a number of times and I think I could adapt it to recreate the Cos top. I’m undecided about whether or not to add sleeves – I do like the sleeves, but there’d be no hiding any mistakes this time!

For the fabric, Cloth House have this plain white shirting fabric for just £10.50 per metre, which I picked up on my way home from work yesterday.

To add in the ‘tie’ I plan to see each piece into the side seam. What could go wrong?

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