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Need help Taking Manhattan!!!

Added Oct 21, 2010

by caramia-made

British Columbia...






I made the Take Manhattan tunic from the awesome book Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia, but I’ve come to the final stages and I can’t decide how I want the front pocket to look…. So I figured I’d ask the Burdastyle community for help! :)

I chose a soft, muted plaid and I can’t decide if I should have the pocket’s fabric on a diagonal (see first fabric-closeup photo), or slightly shifted (see second photo), or match it exactly…. What do you guys think? I kind of like the diagonal myself, but am wondering if it might be too busy. I don’t have enough fabric to cut out multiple pockets… Please help!!!!

Material Notes

Probably polyester…




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Grunge

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  • Cara_kiss_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 04.33 PMby caramia-made

    Looks like diagonal is the winner!!!! Thanks for your help everyone – I will finish it up and post some pics. It’s gonna look goooooood!!! :-)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.19 PMby zann

    I love the diagonal, It brings more attention to the top.

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    Oct 22, 2010, 02.42 PMby kjbuff

    I’d do matchy-matchy. . . . Unless you really want to draw attention to your tummy area. . . .

  • Dirty_karma7_large

    Oct 22, 2010, 05.39 AMby kdrodgers

    I do like the diagonal pattern better.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.34 PMby theunrunner

    Diagonal. That tunic is super cute!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 11.55 AMby nipitiri

    diagonal (Y)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 08.20 AMby kihli

    As there seem to be rectangles instead of squares on the fabric, I am with Ghainskom. But I think your tunic will look great anyways!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 07.37 AMby ghainskom

    If the stripes were homogenous I’d say diagonal. If they were the same width, I’d say option #2 but since they’re neither nor, I’d go for matchy matchy.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.41 AMby saraharion

    For sure cut it on the bias. looks great.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 01.47 AMby merbecky

    I think the diagonal would look really nice – it looks great so far!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 01.26 AMby Randomisity Love

    The diagnol look would be great! Try it! wonderful top.

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