Tova

by Nova on April 6, 2012

I finished up my Tova dress!  I love it – you can tell by the cheesy grin that I’m also wearing.

4tova Tova

I made a medium (I’m a UK size 12 ) and didn’t need to make any alterations. Except to the length -  some inner thigh wibble  resulted in an extra 4″  being added to the length on the dress version.

I love that it’s smocky without oodles of gathers and feeling like you need to belt it in. It’s  more a-line that tunicy if you know what I mean?

More Tova’s in various fabrics will be occurring I know it.  The tank is on the list too!

Notes:

Downloadable Tova top & dress pattern by Wiksten
Fabric from Spotlight – cotton with a splash of spandex.
I sewed along with Kerry. thanks Kerry x
see more Tova’s in Wikstens flickr group.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

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Kelly Rodgers April 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

WOW!! It looks amazing Nova. Definitely worth the cheesy grin! xxx

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Flying Blind April 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

Oh it looks lovely – I like the longer length very much x

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Megan April 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

you look so cute!! Fab dress

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Heidi April 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

Sooooo cute!! I love the fabric you chose and that little red flower…perfection!

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Kate April 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

You look gorgeous in that dress – perfect!

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Tezzie April 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

Looking good Sweetie!
Love the red accents ;)

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kerri April 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

you look so pretty, nova!! i love the dress!!

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Janet April 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

Very posh! I would make one if I thought it would look even slightly as lovely on me.

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Raychel April 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

OMG I LOVE this!!! I just bought Amy Butler’s Liverpool shirt/tunic/dress pattern and fabric for it, but seeing this makes me want to do this instead! It look so good and I think I probably will buy the pattern right now!

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Raychel April 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

Aaaand I just bought it! I can definitely see myself making several of these! I had seen the tunic version on Jeni’s (In Color Order)blog a few times, but I didn’t know it could be a dress too! This just might make an appearance as my Easter dress :)

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Sarah April 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I love it Nova! The fabric is gorgeous too. Nice drape for the pattern. I will learn to make dresses one day… One day!

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Pam April 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Love it!!! A very flattering style and I like your choice of fabric. I’m so glad you posted about this, as I’ve been looking for a pattern for a top for myself and now I’ve found it. I’ve just been over and bought the pattern.

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Toni Coward April 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Gorgeous! You look so lovely Nova :)

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Yzobela April 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

This looks great on you! I love the dark grey.

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nicke April 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

it looks wonderful! you look adorable in it!

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Kerry April 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Ohh! Love it and your red accessories too! Your fabric was a great choice!

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Tanya April 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Love it! Suits you completely. x

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Michelle April 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Wow! Looks fantastic, love the splash of red brooch too! I have 2 Tova’s waiting to be cut :) Have to admit I had unconsciously dismissed a dress, but this has got me over that thought! It’s great!

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Sana Saroti April 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Beautiful! It suits you so well!

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anna April 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

so so pretty! looks amazing on you. :)

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Donna B. April 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

Such a pretty dress! Now, I just gotta get a body thin enough to wear it. Sigh.

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Fran April 7, 2012 at 3:08 am

Gorgeous! Very envious!

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Nina April 7, 2012 at 4:27 am

Very nice! There aren’t as many Tova dresses around as there are tops, good to see one. I think I’d add to the length too, the pattern does seem shorter than what I’d regard as a dress. And you do know that inner thighs are *meant* to have a bit of wibble going on, right?

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elsa April 8, 2012 at 12:17 am

Look how pretty you are! love the dress!

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diane stanley April 8, 2012 at 2:58 am

this looks so good and now I want to make the dress too

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leslie April 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

love it!! i’ve got the dress all traced out too, just deliberating on fabric… too many options!

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Lady Jane April 9, 2012 at 12:06 am

Nova in a Tova !
You look very nice – well done you!

Jane

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Franziska April 9, 2012 at 3:48 am

I like it a lot. It’s wonderful for you to wear.

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Rachel at Stitched in Color April 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

Oh, I love it on you! I’ve mostly (only?) seen this as a tunic, but the dress is something I’d actually wear. Thanks for sharing! Congrats =)

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Desiree April 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

Nova you clever lady … well done!

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Venus April 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful, Nova! Oh, I’m so exicted… I just bought the pattern! Can’t wait to get sewin’….

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Christa April 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I love this dress!!! It looks great on you too!!!

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Marieke September 18, 2012 at 4:10 am

You mentioned cotton with a splash of spandex. I’m looking at a 97% cotton/3% spandex fabric (online, which makes the selection process harder), and was worried that that might be too stretchy. Is it similar to what you used, or does yours contain less spandex?

It looks amazing, and i love the fabric you’ve chosen!

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Angela October 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Love the fabric! I’m making my practice version now, thinking I should make the dress instead of the top! So cute!

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