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Caramia Takes Manhattan!

Added Nov 1, 2010

by caramia-made

British Columbia...

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… and YOU helped!!! :-)

Thanks to everyone who gave me input on how to orient the fabric for the front pocket. Diagonal was the winner, and I’m so glad I listened to you!

I made the “Take Manhattan” tunic from the amazing Twinkle Sews book. The book recommended a medium-weight fabric so that it would hang properly. I chose a polyester blend plaid fabric in a neutral palette so I could wear it with lots of different items in my wardrobe. The fabric was on clearance at Fabricland, most likely due to the fact that it was off-grain – which I discovered while trying to cut it out… My step-mother helped me to cut it out and I must say that I am ridiculously pleased with the way all the plaid matches up!

I ended up adding 2 darts / seams down the back of the tunic as the shape of it was way too large for me. It now is very loose-fitting (as it’s meant to be), but not unflattering. It’s an easy piece to wear and definitely makes a jeans-and-t-shirt combo a bit more special.

Photography by my husband

Also blogged here

Material Notes

Medium-weight polyester blend

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Grunge
Material
Polyester

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    Nov 2, 2010, 12.29 AMby merbecky

    This came out great! I also have the twinkle sews book and this top is on my list.

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