The Take Manhattan Tunic aka I’ve-got-the-whole-world-in-my-cowl.
Shoot. I’m trying to watch Finding Forrester and blog simultaneously. So far I’ve written the opening paragraph three times. I’m rubbish at multi-tasking.
This is yet another Twinkle Sews top. I know, I know, for a girl who is so passionate about the grievances committed therein, I sure can’t stay away, can I? Well, first of all, I did all the cutting and retracing at once, so most of the painful part is behind me. And really I just gotta say, I love her designs.
This top was the easiest of all Twinkle’s patterns I’ve sewn thus far, and I made no design alterations. I used knit because I can’t help myself, and omitted the lining. I used french seams everywhere but around the neckline.
Last night when I finished I liked it just okay. This morning(ish) when I put it on it seemed a little cuter, and by the end of the day I loved it. It’s funny, I’ve never owned a cowl neck anything until this pregnancy, and now I’m going cowl-cray cray. The cowl is cool. It makes me feel stylish and kinda sophisticated for all my nights out on the town aka the grocery store. Casual but still stylish–I dig.
Pattern: Take Manhattan from Twinkle Sews
Size: 12 (based on just my bust size, and I made no alteration for my belly so take note that it’s pretty roomy)
Fabric: cotton knit from Hancock’s
Total price: $6