I made myself a shirt this weekend, partially on a whim, partially because I’ve been wanting to forever, but totally because it is spring and that makes me want to sew an annual tunic.
This is my first tova. I’ve had the pattern forever. I almost made a corduroy tova top this winter, but I didn’t quite have enough fabric. I did trace out all the pattern pieces at that time, which made it much easier to make a spring top just because I felt like it. Any other time I had thought about making a tova, I just couldn’t make the fabric commitment. I didn’t feel like making a muslin and I didn’t want to make something that might not suit me using any of the nicer garment-friendly fabrics in my stash. Yay for me that both Sew Mama Sew and Pink Castle fabrics have been having $6 voile sales. This is doable, and PS, the voile is wider so I was able to fit the sleeve up next to the front while cutting, and I think that saved me half a yard.
I made a small because that’s what went with my measurements. It fits nicely in the top, and while it goes over my hips, I would grade the bottom up to a medium if I make it again, just to have more room.
Overall, I like it. It’s a cute folksy style without all the billowing blouseiness. I’m curious to see how much I’ll wear it.