(ha, should have taken these photos before I wore it! Please excuse the wrinkles!)
Well, it’s official! I’m definitely in love with this pattern. It’s the Tova pattern by Jenny Gordy of Wiksten. I’ve previously made three shirts using this pattern, and then decided to also test out the dress version.
I used a lightweight wool suiting for this version, thinking it would be good for Fall. And indeed I think it is! My sister even approved, saying it didn’t even look handmade (which I guess means that the other things I’ve made do give off that handmade vibe!)
The only change I made was to lengthen it by about an inch. And next time I might even go a teensy bit longer? The pattern doesn’t include pockets, but my next dress will definitely have some. You just can’t beat a dress with pockets!
It’s comfy and easy to wear (though not so great for feeding the baby… I didn’t consider that aspect!) and I think it will get lots of use. The only problem? -
It seems I should have thought to add a lining! It was fine when I tried it on without tights, but as you can see here, with the tights I spent the whole time trying to keep it from sticking and inching its way up my legs! Ah yes, a good look for sure! (but luckily nothing a slip or an added lining won’t fix!)
The next two dresses are already planned…