Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Making Clothes

I am a quilter to my core.

But I have made clothes in past - not for a long time though!

I have an awards ceremony coming up in May and I need something new to wear. I just can't seem to find what I want. So I am going to make something.

I have been looking at the TOVA pattern from Wiksten for quite a long time, but not been sure about giving it a go...

But today I have taken the plunge and bought the PDF of the pattern.


I love the look of this shirt and when I saw the lovely Sonia from Fabric and Flowers wearing the one she made I was sold.

The only thing I am concerned about is the fit. All of the pictures I find on google of people who have made the shirts are of slim makers. I am not slim, I am a curvy size 16. I hope it works ok with my body type too!

Now which fabric to use. I have so many I love...

From M is for Make

From Backstitch

From The Village Haberdashery
What do you think? 

Have you made one?

Would love to see your Tova!

8 comments:

  1. Good luck, I have the pattern, I tried to make one and it got left in a pile somewhere. Very Kerry Berry did a Tova sew along last year, a must read for lots of hints and tips.

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    1. Thanks! I have been chatting to Kerry on Twitter!

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  2. And I've just seen this too and she admits to not being slim too:
    http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2013/04/sewing-tova-tunic.html

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    1. Thank you, that was really helpful!

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  3. I bought this as well (still not sewn it up) and I am a curvy woman too, interested to see which fabric you choose.

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    1. It was interesting enlarging the pattern, but the test run seems ok... fingers crossed!

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  4. I had started a Tova a while back but got sidetracked so it's currently languishing in the WIP pile. I was going to use Kerry's sew along to ease me into garment sewing. All 3 of your fabrics look great, I'm drawn to the AMH one but then I do have a weak spot where her fabric is concerned ;)Looking forward to seeing which one you go for.

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    1. I have put together a mock top, and it works really well! Just to decide on the fabric!

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