Friday, November 18, 2011

Tova the Second

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?


  1. i love it in that flannel and the bias cut yoke looks great! i'm working on my second tova right now...maybe i'll do the third in flannel :)

  2. brittany! i didn't know this blog existed! how fun, i love all your projects!

  3. @ probablyactually: Thanks! It really is warm, which is so nice in the winter.

    @ Melissa: Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)