Monday, 14 May 2012

Tova #3

I did it!!
I am not sure if I spent more time sewing or unsewing my third Tova top trying to get the fabric to behave and the print to line up, not to mention fretting over all the little details. But it's done and I am very pleased with it.

Tova


I took your advise on the whole grain vs. print issue and cut the pattern pieces so that the print best lined up. There are places where it just wouldn't, but I don't think it is too obvious when I am wearing the top. The grain issue shows most in the collar pieces but I wear the collar open anyway and like it best when it's a bit floppy.

I made a few adjustments to the pattern, first I followed Kerry's Tova Sew Along instructions for adjusting the collar width, and lengthening the sleeves. In the end I decided against the longer sleeve length and shortened them again ;) I reduced the length of the top quite a bit and took the side seams in a little for a more fitted look.

Tova


I am so pleased I persevered, I learned lots and gained more confidence in my dress making skills. I absolutely love wearing this silky soft voile, it is just so comfortable!

Pattern: Tova top by Wiksten
Fabric: Four Square Voile by Anna Maria Horner
I sewed along with Kerry who has some excellent tips and tricks! (click on the button below)

verykerryberry.blogspot.com

x Leila

14 comments:

  1. it looks beautiful leila! so so pretty! i will make one for myself before the end of the summer!

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  2. Very nice! The top looks great. I have the pattern, but haven't used it yet. As soon as I have time I will go for it. :)

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  3. beautiful! and glad you stuck it out, it looks great.

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  4. Oh wow Leila its beautiful! I want one... lol

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  5. It really is beautiful!! I played with some of that same voile print this past weekend, too. :)

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  6. it looks great~ i love the fabric too.in fact i used the same to make a turban/headband today :)

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  7. Well done! It's beautiful. I think it's fitting very nicely with the sides taken in. That's my issue with designs like this, that the gathered seam falls across the fullest part of the chest and the shirt falls down from there, making bodies look much bigger than they really are (at least in my case with a, ahem, full-ish chest!). Looks like you've solved that perfectly!

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  8. That's beautiful - and such a huge achievement getting that print to all line up. The colour of the top is really pretty too.

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  9. For some reason I see Toga instead of Tova!
    Great looking top. the fabric choice is perfect. Glad to see you kept going and didn't give up on making it! =D

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  10. Leila it's gorgeous! The fabric is so perfect and it is such a pretty top!

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  11. Soo pretty, love all the lined up bits

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  12. It looks lovely, I like the shorter cut, too.

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  13. yay for perseverance! it turned out really well in the end.

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  14. Very pretty top and it suits you! I am sure you have learnt lots - it is when things are tricky that we learn the most!

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