I made a Tova!
I would do a pattern walk-through, but really the only adjustment I made was adding a bit of length to the sleeves (5 inches to made them full-length for my monkey arms rather than 3/4 length) and to the torso (one inch longer than the largest size hem line).
The pattern isn’t necessarily tricky, but I found VeryKerryBerry’s Tova Sew-A-Long blog posts IMMENSELY helpful. And like Kerry, I lined the bodice panel – baste stitch your lining fabric to your Tova fabric wrong sides together first thing, and then proceed as normal! I did this because I’ve seen that the Tova collar kind of flops open adorably, and I found the idea of having some “peekaboo” fabric inside appealing for everyone who chooses to stare down my shirt.
My shirt is made from Mixed Signals Voile in Striking, which I got from Pink Castle Fabrics.
I did my best to line up my pattern pieces smartly so that the vertical lines of this fabric aligned nicely in the finished product. I was pretty successful!
This was my first time sewing with Voile, and it was wonderful! I used my walking foot while sewing and didn’t experience any trouble.
Okay – a little note about why I have my iPad in my lap in that picture… My husband got me the coolest little gadget for my birthday! It’s a Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (they don’t sponsor, obvs – I’m small ‘taters). I plug the little square into the side of my camera, and it creates a wifi network that I can join on my iPad. Then I can open the app on my iPad and see through my camera THROUGH MAGIC through my iPad!!! And then I can take the picture by clicking the button on my iPad!!! So cool. UPDATED TO ADD: Also, the dealy automatically sends the pictures on my camera onto my iPad/PhotoStream – no more chords for getting the photos onto a computer! Here’s a youtube review.