It’s quite a while since I did much dressmaking…..I’m always thinking about what I’d like to make next, and the list in my head is endless, but the actual making seems to go in fits and starts. I do think that following this post, earlier in the year, I’m a little more focussed on what I’ll actually use and what makes me feel happy to wear.
This top ticks both those boxes. I made a Tova top several years ago and it is one of my most worn hand-makes. I knew that another would be a good plan and used Christmas money to buy this beautiful Cotton and Steel cotton lawn – it is an older print that I’d had my eye on for a while (sadly I don’t think it would be very easy to track down any more).
Pattern: Tova Top and Dress by Wiksten
Fabric: an old Cotton and Steel print in cotton lawn (from the Mochi collection)
Sewing: I found the cotton lawn a little tricky with some of the more fiddly parts of this pattern, in particular the inset placket and the neckline. I adapted the neckline so that it lies flat without a collar.