Stretch Patterns

This weeks' #PatternPuzzle started with a post comment from Sharon concerning a popular twist skirt style she had seen on ebay.  The look of the garment is very much like a skirt version of The Hip Twist Top from earlier in October.  In developing the ideas for this puzzle it occurred to me that there are many ways to make a twist skirt pattern.  What came out of that process are the pattern images below that offer two ways to cut a twist skirt.

The #PatternPuzzle from last Saturday had a combination of mostly recognisable pieces, then at the bottom of the image that one rogue pattern that is so simple it could almost be anything.  Our puzzlers made short work of the top two pattern pieces and fell silent.  Many hours later, and after a quick prompt from us Evelyn and Mioara finished the puzzle off very quickly.

Many thanks to all the regular puzzlers, new puzzlers and the rest of our audience for coming by every Saturday to share the fun.

The Skirt Wrap #PatternPuzzle on the facebook page on Saturday was fast and furious race with photo finish in the final part of the solution - the TWIST!  Congratulations to all the fans and viewers who turned up on Saturday for the fun.  Below is the image of the pattern shape, wrong way up.

Of all the #PatternPuzzle solutions offered on Saturday, I think I like Julie Eilber's the best - 'Some kind of Aussie Crocodile.'  Such a strange shape and definitely a challenge to work out.  But the gang turned up on Saturday and again on Sunday and solved all of the detail as a team.

You don't need to be a genius to see I am still obsessed with twist patterns.  They certainly suit the whole idea behind my #PatternPuzzles.  This type of jersey twist is not so unusual in the fashion ranges at the moment.  The small and unusual detail of placing the twist off-centre is very appealing, if not a little clever.

For the first time in the short history of the Studio Faro #PatternPuzzles we have our first ever fan submission for the weekly event.  Mioara Cretu, a textile teacher from Iassy, Romania submitted the fabulous pattern shape you see below.

Such a challenging shape had our #PatternPuzzlers staying back after school to solve the problem.  With collective zeal Julie Eilber, Alison Calderwood and Karen Vogelsang finally solved the puzzle early Wednesday morning.  Such stamina!

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