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!