Finished: Wiksten Tova

30 Oct

Yee Hah! Thanks to your voting, I finished my Tova a coupla weeks ago now. It was an easy make, and I heartily recommend it – especially to you tunic lovers out there! I made it in Liberty of London Tana Lawn – Mitsi Green from Tessuti.

The only slightly tedious parts to sew were the corners of the inset.

Here she is, with a slightly tired looking owner!

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Of course I added length as well. Probably around 8cm. I’ve worn it as a dress, and as top – versatile right?!

Now, get ready for the arty (out of focus) shot.

Here’s a close up of the collar and placket too.

I want to make this bad girl again. But sleeveless, and without the collar. Maybe with some pretty buttons down the placket too :) Do you reckon it would work?

PS – to those of you in the US affected by Sandy – stay safe and well. We’re thinking of you here in Aus. xx

25 Responses to “Finished: Wiksten Tova”

  1. Leith October 30, 2012 at 8:51 PM #

    Lovely! I haven’t tried this pattern yet. Maybe it is time.

    • ZoSews October 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM #

      Thanks Leith! You should, it’s a good one :)

  2. sewbusylizzy October 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM #

    Really lovely job Ms Zo!

    • ZoSews October 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM #

      Why thank you BusyLizzy! I do love a tunic :)

      • sewbusylizzy October 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM #

        I must try one of these Wiksten patterns one day soon… so many things to sew!!

  3. Melizza October 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM #

    Gorgeous fabric and tunic! I think it would look great with a button placket.

    • ZoSews October 31, 2012 at 6:09 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll just have to remember to add some interfacing the the placket so it doesn’t flop about with the weight of the buttons :o)

  4. Blogless Anna October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM #

    I have the pattern and the same fabric…. So if you see another Mitsi Green Tova walking around the streets of Melbourne (or more likely, in Tessuti!) it’s me!

    • ZoSews October 31, 2012 at 6:10 PM #

      What wonderful taste in patterns and fabric you have ;) I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you in Tessuti!

  5. Tia Dia October 31, 2012 at 1:32 AM #

    Oh, I love it! What fabulous fabric, and a great garment. <3 <3 <3

    • ZoSews October 31, 2012 at 6:11 PM #

      Oooh thank you!

  6. Stevie October 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM #

    Beautiful! I really like it as a dress, I’m really into the dress and tights layering thing for winter so I think I might have to try it out after seeing your lovely version!

    • ZoSews November 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM #

      Thank you! You should definitely give it a go :)

  7. gingermakes November 1, 2012 at 5:26 AM #

    Way cute! Love this color!

  8. Neeno - Sew Me Love November 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM #

    Oooooh Nice fabric!!

    • ZoSews November 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM #

      She’s pretty :) When I put it all together, at first I thought I looked like a bouquet exploded on me, but more used to it now. I think a cream lace/pintuck detail on the inset would be nice to break it up a bit.

  9. Fickle Sense November 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM #

    Such a cute little dress. I like how you lengthened it to make a dress:) Making it sleeveless and without the collar sounds like a good alteration

    • ZoSews November 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM #

      Thanks Fickle Sense! Another summer project I think :)

  10. Amanda Bimble November 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM #

    I love this! And may I say rad styling with the tights and heels. This looks good for the crazy Melbourne weather. Trans-seasonal win!

    • ZoSews November 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM #

      Thank you, thank you! Far out weather is totally crazy atm! 34 yesterday, 18 today… keeps us on our toes and rotating our wardrobes at least :)

  11. poppykettle November 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM #

    The colours of that liberty are divine on you – esp with the lippy. Looking lovely, and I’m totally eye-balling that gorgeous placket!

  12. Julia Bobbin November 3, 2012 at 7:31 AM #

    Total winner! Excellently styled with those gorgeous shoes and tights!

  13. Kerry January 8, 2014 at 4:07 AM #

    This version is gorgeous! You’ve convinced me to make the dress version as I was thinking of another top as I’ve made the pattern once but now I think I’ll do the dress. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • ZoSews January 8, 2014 at 7:22 PM #

      Aww thanks Kerry! Enjoy your new dress :)

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