Added Nov 1, 2010
… 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
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Medium-weight polyester blend
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