knit city is this weekend and i needed a new dress!
i decided that with my limited sewing time that i would whip up a pattern that i had already done before to save on tracing/cutting time. i've got a stack of new patterns just waiting to be sewn up for me but when time is of the essence i went straight for the tova tunic by wiksten.
i wear my first tova all the time. i love it and it was my wearable muslin and the fabric was like $2/yd on sale..lol. so i figured it was time to make myself a tova in a fabric i adore. i LOVE the line luxe in bloom by sarah watson for art gallery fabrics and knew as soon as i saw extravagarden bold that it had to be a dress. art gallery fabrics are made from 100% pima cotton and the drape/hand is just lovely! if i do use a quilting cotton for a garment - it's one of my favorite to sew with and so soft to wear!
i love that the items of sewn garments for me is growing in my closet. i go to them before anything else now when getting dressed.
a tunic/dress with leggings/boots is my staple outfit for the fall/winter. throw in a cute bag and you're all set! i can't wait to wear this on the weekend! comfort when you're working a booth for 2 days is key and i just love the pop of colors this outfit has! so pretty!
i can't wait to get sewing the rest of the "must makes" on my list! what sewing have you been doing for yourself? do you have a favorite pattern out right now that is your staple dress/tunic to make? i'd love to see or hear about it! come chat!
>>> PATTERN NOTES <<<
- pattern used: tova tunic by wiksten
- fabric used: extravagarden bold (LIB-8025) from luxe in bloom by sarah watson for art gallery fabrics
- modifications: i like to stitch the neckline flap opening shut an inch or 2 so that the cleavage isn't too wide if i only wear a tank under it.
- size made: xl
- boots: old navy (almost 2 years ago)
- purse: hautelook