more of half-completed projects lying around awaiting just a little bit of attention so that they can be claimed as finished.
The Wiksten Tova was one of these. I cut it out
I really enjoyed sewing the Tova, it’s a lovely pattern to sew up and as a dressmaking novice I found it relatively easy to put together. I also managed to cut all the pieces out of half a metre less than the pattern notes recommended, which is always a bonus! The trickiest part for me was sewing the inset panels into the front of the shirt and getting the corners nice and neat….it kind of felt like I fudged it but I think it looks okay! I found VeryKerryBerry Tova sew-along really helpful, and would definitely recommend checking this out if you’re thinking of doing a Tova.
I love the gathering around the inset and going into the sleeve cuffs – it makes me feel very accomplished when really it was a lot less tricky to do than I thought it would be! I really like the inset panel as well, but am not sure about the collar and open placket although I think that could be because it’s not a style that I would normally wear.
I feel that it fits well – maybe a little tight across the back – although looking at these pictures it does look like it’s pulling a bit across my chest so maybe I should go up to a medium next time? Still, I will definitely be making more of these, I think a full-length dress with full-length sleeves would be great for winter! So, details…
- Pattern::: Wiksten Tova, size S
- Fabric::: 1.5m of polycotton
- Mods::: none!
I hope you’ve all had great weekends and managed to clear the decks a little!
Today’s sky ● blue!