Pattern review: Aomori twist top by Papercut Patterns

PATTERN: Aomori Twist top by Papercut Patterns

DIFFICULTY: Says skilled, but I think a beginner wanting a challenge could manage it

SEWING TIME: Around 5/6 hours (minus taping pattern pieces together)

FABRIC: Metallic lightweight jersey (from Rolls & Rems in Islington.

ADJUSTMENTS: I took it in a little at the waist because I wanted it a little more fitted. It’s very baggy.


This was so much fun to sew! What a start to 2018’s sewing. Because it’s very baggy, I didn’t bother making a muslin. I was initially nervous about the twist bit, but the instructions turned out extremely straightforward. Also this fabric was so easy to sew with – the glittery parts of the jersey give it stability when sewing, which meant it didn’t slip around so much. On the inside, it’s smoother, and it’s not itchy to wear at all.

Normally, I wear a vintage/retro style but I’m enjoying wearing more modern styles. Papercut Patterns have a tonne of really cute patterns – I’m definitely up for trying one of theirs again.