I didn’t really make myself much of a summer wardrobe this year, but I’ve made up for it by making a few shirts to wear this fall!
I have wanted the Wiksten Tova shirt patternÂ for a long time now. Periodically I read a post about it, or I see one on Flickr, and it rekindles my lust for the pattern. I hadn’t bought it thus far, mainly because I wouldn’t typically spend this much money for a pattern (oh, and the fact that it’s often all sold out doesn’t help either!). After a couple years of this, I decided to bite the bullet and buy one after Jenny added some to her shop.
And I’m quite glad I did, since it’s a wonderful pattern!Â I’m so pleased with patterns that are well written and which turn out as pictured, and I really love it when they fit, without having to make any adjustments. This is one of those patterns.
I made my first out of one of Jay McCarroll Habitat prints, then made a second out of this lovely Nani Iro fabric. I extended the length of the sleeves on this one, so it’d be a bit better for winter.
And then I made a third out of this great Liberty fabric. I told you about Isabel, right? She’s an extremely generous blog reader who sent me some Liberty fabrics. Several pieces were quite large, so I took the opportunity to use one for this shirt. I love the paisley print – the color is great for fall, don’t you think? Again, thanks so much Isabel!!
I love the look of this one, and I totally love that it was made for me – thanks Phiona!
Next up? I’m thinking about maybe trying either or both of these in the dress version. I just ordered some wool fabric which might be just the thing…