one more shirt…

Can I show you one more? I promise, this is it for a while! As you know, I’ve been a little, um, shall we say obsessed?, with the Tova pattern. I’ve made it several times, and it’s really wonderful, just as it is. But if you know me, you know that I can’t help modifying patterns a bit, and of course, this was no exception.

While perusing through my closet recently I came across an older J. Crew dress with a fun neckline. I realized that the shape of the dress was very similar to the shape of the Tova shirt, so I thought I might be able to duplicate the neckline of the dress in a Tova shirt.

I used this great Lotta Jansdotter print. Since this new neckline has pleats, I thought this type of print would work well. I drafted a new pattern piece for the neckline and used that in place of the placket portion of the Tova shirt.

And I’m pleased to say that it worked out quite well! It’s not perfect, (don’t ask to see the inside of the shirt!) but pretty wearable, I think.

(even good for performing awesome dance moves such as these on the beach… um, yeah…)

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