I made a Tova!

I made a Tova!  tovasquare

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).

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Sleeve pattern piece with my length adjustment.

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.

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Read the note at the bottom about why I have my iPad in my lap here…

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!

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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.

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9 responses to “I made a Tova!

  1. You and your tova look fantastic! Great gadget too 🙂

    • Thanks, Debbie! Yea that gadget is very cool. I forgot to mention it’s best feature, which is that the dealy automatically sends the pictures on my camera onto my iPad/PhotoStream – no more chords for getting the photos onto a computer!

  2. Rae

    NEED TO GET THAT IPAD THINGY.

    Great shirt too!!

    🙂

  3. This is an awesome shirt and what a cool app!!

  4. Love your Tova Jenna. I want to make more garments — maybe when I’m caught up on my quilty projects.

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