Back to Twinkle // Take Manhatten

So yeah, I took it again. Manhatten.

Way back when I was preggo last time and I was making all those roomy Twinkle Sews designs, I had some hard words for Twinkle and her illogical pattern layouts and confusing instructions.  But here I am, back again. Of course everything I said is true, but you know I gotta hand it to her–she has some pretty cool designs. They’re just special, is what they are. I pretty much wore the tuna salad out of the first Take Manhatten, and Poetry in Motion was another big fave.  And I have plans to print another million pages and puzzle my way through her instructions some more because I like her designs that much.

For this tunic I used a lovely striped linen I got at JoAnn’s on clearance years ago, and added some slouchy pockets  because I’m into those lately.  
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The cowl is supposed to be lined, but I felt like it would be too stiff so I decided to ditch the second layer and just add some bias tape to the neck seam, and then turn the end of the cowl under to create the casing.mad mim_twinkle sews_take manhatten_05

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I look like a burly pubescent teen in this picture.  Just saying. mad mim_twinkle sews_take manhatten_02

I also added some bias tape on the back seam, and put a little elastic in the casing of the pocket to reign that slouchy sucker in. mad mim_twinkle sews_take manhatten_06

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Fun. I really love it.  Not sure my pear shaped figure is rocking the loose a-line silhouette, but I don’t really care.  Still gonna wear the tuna salad out of it.  Have you ever sewn any Twinkle designs? What side of the fence do you fall with her?



  1. Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I have never heard of that book. Thank you for the reference.

    I’m also loving the top. I love collars of any kind and shape – they shape and frame the face nicely.

  2. brooke
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    so…i have gotten the book from the library a couple (thousand) times with the intention of making this very same piece! (oh, and those origami fold blouses! yum) i cannot seem to bring myself to make it because i am scared of it. sigh. yours looks great! think i will dredge all those pieces and photocopies out and dive in.

  3. Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I have a twinkle book. I haven’t tried any of the patterns yet, like you said-it’s confusing. I will give it a try one day.
    Your top turned out great!

  4. Susanne
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Miriam, nice work as always! I actually have that book in my amazon wishlist for a couple of months – tempting now that I see what is inside for me and I still have a 15 EUR giftcard from my birthday… very tempting, maybe I just hop on over to amazon to buy this book…
    By the way sadly I haven’t finished the tee for myself yet (I have measured myself and thats about as far as I got – apart from the very clear design idea in my head). I was held up by a birthday sweatshirt for my partner (I am not married but feel to old for calling him boyfriend – also we live together and have a child and are a couple for over 10 years already) and two carnival costumes for lil’ P. and her friend – still have to finish those so I guess won’t be sewing anything for myself the next few days either … (very sad)

    So have a great weekend.

  5. Posted February 11, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Hey Mim,

    This morning I was trying to draw Sariah and I can’t believe it but when drawing people you realize how closely siblings look alike. I had just a few things wrong with Sariah…and my picture looked just like you! I wish I had just kept it you instead of erasing it and doing Sariah. Its such a compliment…to you both!

    Speaking of I can’t believe how much more you look like me with bangs! Especially when its in an updo. I just love being sisters. Sisters, sisters…

    What a cas. and sporty/dressy hoody top. Pretty earings to match. Anyway. Have a good day!


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