Sleeveless Liberty Wiksten Tova

Monday, October 17, 2016


Happy Monday! Today I have a finished garment to share. I still have quite a backlog of garments that I've made this year that need to be photographed. Here is one!


I've made a number of Tova tops over the year (here, here, and here are a few), but I've never made a sleeveless one. This Summer I decided to make both a long sleeved version and a sleeveless version. The pattern as written has 3/4 length sleeves, which make it difficult to wear with a cardigan. Since I'm always cold, this makes the window to wear them slim.

Wiksten Tova Pattern by Jenny Gordy.


This sleeveless version was super comfy to wear this Summer, it's a very light and breezy top. I used some beautiful woven Liberty gingham that I picked up at SR Harris in March. It was a little over a yard, so I wouldn't have been able to make a Tova with sleeves from it.


I cut the inset pieces and the plackets on the bias for a bit of added interest. I also sew my placket together, about three inches up so that it's a bit more modest. This way I don't need a tank under it, it's perfect all on it's own.


I definitely see more sleeveless Tovas in my future. Next time I think I will shorten it by about an inch. With jeans it's fine, but with shorts it looks a little long. Thankfully, that's an easy fix!

Happy Sewing!

7 comments :

  1. Love this! Very much like the bias detail.

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  2. I'm such a sucker for a bias cut placket! I'm just dipping my toe into the sewn garment world and am excited to tackle this pattern when I feel up to it.

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  3. So cute on you, Jeni! And kudos on the great work you did laying out the fabric. I'm going to have to make one for myself after seeing all of yours.

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  4. Jeni, you are so pretty I like this blouse. I need the pattern.
    You did a lovely job putting yours so meticulously together.

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  5. Did you put tucks into the back neck of yours? My collar comes out too short - once I just chucked it and bound the neck with bias tape and the second one is sitting around waiting for me to figure out what to do.

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    1. I didn't, I've never had that issue before in all the ones I've made!

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