Twisted Tuesdays Tour: Week 1

April 28, 2015

Hello! Today I am kicking off the Twisted Tuesdays Tour. Every Tuesday for the next 7 weeks I will have some of my favourite sewing bloggers sharing what they’ve made. Each person has made the Twisted Trousers or Twisted Tank (or both) and possibly a Rowan Tee as well.

I can also now share that all of these patterns have been professionally translated into Spanish. If you’ve bought from my site then you can select the language option in your ‘Downloads’. To celebrate I have several talented Spanish speaking bloggers joining the tour, so hopefully you might discover some new blogs to follow.  Everything I’ve seen so far has looked amazing so I won’t delay any longer.

The full line up is at the bottom of this post, but let me introduce today’s guests first.

First is Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack, who I followed on Flickr before she started her blog. As her blog name suggests Shelley is a big cycling fan. One of the first projects I saw of hers was this incredible Evel Knievel costume. I love how she is always willing to accept a challenge – just check out this shirt she made recently. She was sent the cut pieces by someone else, with no pattern, no instructions and no idea of the seam allowance. Not only did she make an gorgeous shirt with French seams throughout, she then added some adorable embroidery. Today Shelley is sharing two different pairs of Twisted Trousers that she made for her son and daughter. Also, make sure you visit her blog again tomorrow to see how she turned the Twisted Trousers and Rowan Tee into some costume pyjamas that a lot of kids will be very jealous of.

Twisted Trousers by Bartacks and Singletrack

My other guest today is Naii from Diario de Naii, who makes a huge variety of beautiful clothes for both herself and her children. She has great taste in prints and will often use other methods to create one of a kind garments, like this fantastic origami dinosaur T-shirt. I also adore this top that she made for herself in a gorgeous grey. For today’s post Naii has made outfits from the Twisted Trousers and Twisted Tank for both her children. I love the way she’s played with different stripes on the tank and there’s a surprise detail on the front.

Twisted Tank and Twisted Trousers by Diario de Naii

I can’t wait to see what next week’s guests make. Here is the full line up.

Week 1: Bartacks and Singletrack / Diario de Naii

Week 2: Art Bella / Made by Toya / La Pantigana / Max California

Week 3: Handmade by Brienne / Ava’s Lookbook / Mamemimo / Our Family Four

Week 4: Behind the Hedgerow / Oon / My Cozy Co

Week 5: Hungie Gungie / Groovybaby and Mama / La Inglesita

Week 6: Sutures and Sandpaper / Maker*land / Cal Joan y Mas

Week 7: Petit a Petit and Family / La Folie Sewing Booth /


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  • Reply Diario de naii April 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    It’s a pleasure to be part of this pattern tour! Thanks again!

  • Reply Lightning McStitch April 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Gosh Laura what a flattering introduction! Thank you so much. I’ve had such fun with this pattern, and now I want to make some colour blocked ones just like Naii’s!!

  • Reply Miren May 8, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I like both versions!! these trousers are fun to customize, and they are also fun to wear! I am excited about showing you my own version.

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