When is a twist not a twist???

When it is described as a 'lapped front', of course! Which is exactly what Butterick 5484 is, though the line drawing does give the impression of it being a twist, not a lap ... obviously I chose a pattern here with my eyes closed, as I was expecting a twisty front...
Not to worry, the lapped front worked out well anyway. Not a bad pattern to whip up, and end result is on par with any of the current RTW tops found currently at the shops...
Talk about a quick top! Only 2 pattern pieces (front and back) to produce this, in about 1 hour from start to finish. And the next time will be even quicker, I'm sure. I used a belt buckle, and just nipped off the prong. But there isn't a huge exciting range of buckles out there in the shops! I do think my buckle gets lost a tad in amongst all the other circles...
The shoulder detail is pleated which gives fall nicely towards the buckle. I did top-stitch down a few centimetres on each pleat just to hold them in place...
The back is plain, with a centre seam which is great for tweaking at fitting...
I will be making a few more of these over the coming months for work, as it is just soooo easy to make, and wear....
Just tell me when to smile...

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