Here's my second version of the Tova top. I wore the first one last week and really liked it. Being made from a lightweight cotton shirting, it didn't keep me very warm as we're headed into winter, so I decided to make another from a cotton flannel shirting.
I got this plaid shirting at the same local quilting shop as I got the fabric for the little Apple Picking Dress. It's got gray and yellow lines on a cranberry background. It is definitely warm. I wore it a couple times this week and it did a great job of keeping me warm.
The drape is certainly different between a lightweight cotton shirting and a heavier flannel shirting. I think the version from the lightweight shirting is more flattering, but I'm willing to accept a little less flattering for something warmer on cold winter days :)
I cut the yoke on the bias instead of on the straight grain, just to add some interest. I like how it looks. I think it highlights the fact that the yoke is there, as it can get a little lost in a busy print.
The top went together even faster than the last one I sewed. It is really well drafted and is a very quick sew. I probably spent 2 1/2 hours on it, which is not too bad for a new shirt, right?