Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tova times two

There's not much that can be said that hasn't already been said about the Wiksten Tova. This highly versatile pattern has been doing the rounds of the sewing blogosphere for a goodly number of years now. For good reason, we say!

Only available now as a downloadable PDF, this pattern is well worth the effort of an hour or so spent cutting and sticking paper together. There's no option for 'copy shop printing' in this download, so scissors and tape it must be.

I first made the shirt length in some of our Indigo Hemp/Organic Cotton (currently out of stock but winging its way to us - it should be back in a week or so). That one fast became an easy-to-reach-for wardrobe staple. So, hot on its heels, I tried out the tunic length in our navy Japanese linen/cotton blend big gingham. The linen/cotton has a lovely weight and a lovely slightly crinkly texture, making it perfect Autumn/Spring frock fare. For both versions, I omitted the collar band and bias-bound the neckline.

So, despite how late I came to the Tova party, I'm glad I finally did. It's a relatively straight forward sew that comes together fairly swiftly. The directions feature plenty of clear photos to accompany the directions, making it an achievable sew for an advanced beginner. Eminently layerable and wearable, these two Tovas will certainly not be my last.

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