Monday, September 16, 2013

[ a tova for all seasons ]

THE TOVA by Wiksten has taken blogland by storm and I can see why ~ a comfy top, dress or tunic that's easy to wear and universally flattering ~ and with no fussy zippers or buttons, it's easy to make. I decided to jump on board and I just finished mine. I think it's perfect with a pair of jeans...


I used a very light cotton sheeting fabric which was very easy to sew. I went through my fabric stash and decided to add a coordinating tiny floral fabric for the inside of the collar, especially since the collar sits open and is very visible. I'm really glad I did ~ I think it adds a special little detail...


The pattern is available from Wiksten as a pdf download which is super convenient. The instructions are thorough and easy to follow ~ just download, print, tape together and cut out ...


I made a couple of changes to my pattern:
1} I made the collar 1/2" narrower and rounded the top corner
2} I chopped off 2.5" off the length to make it more like a shirt than a tunic
3} I sewed the placket closed about 1.5" from the bottom so that I don't need to wear a tank underneath all the time

It seems that everyone who has made this top has made multiples and I'm already thinking about my next one. Here are some pretty examples from blogland done as various tops and dresses...


Aren't they great? I think my next one will be a solid or tiny print ~ maybe a grey. Wouldn't a soft flannel be so cozy for fall?

If you want to give it a try, pick up the pattern here and read through the sew along over at verykerryberry for some great tips.

lisa

4 comments:

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Love these! Good thing I have friends to sew because I don't think I could go on without one or two or even three of these adorable shirts. Now I just need good material. These are really pretty, thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So cute! I love this style! I didn't know they are called Tova, so I am happy I learned something new today. :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Seriously adorable. Makes me want to break out the sewing machine!

bringglory said...

LOOOOVE that polka-dot top! So adorable!

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