Tova Tova Tova

It’s birthday season in Stirling-town. For my mum there was no question when it came to which pattern to turn to:

The lovely Wiksten Tova. Each pattern of the Tova is handmade and beautiful to behold I’m sure but for those on a budget a PDF version has also been released. Boo for all the printing and sticking but yay for the instant download gratification.


I used a very soft light brown Swiss Dot for most of the top, with a deep pink for the inside of the collar and as an additional lining to the inset.


The pattern was very easy to follow but I had trouble with the corners of the inset. The seam ripper made an appearance multiple times and I still don’t think I did it right but I’m happy with the result for now. Practice makes perfect I guess!


Oh hello French seams! Possibly my favourite part of the entire top. I’ve never made French seams before but now I don’t think I’ll do anything else. So very satisfying and neat.


All in all it was a success! So much so that the next participant in birthday season is getting one too. This time I’m going for the sleeveless dress version in this floral polycotton:

Come on Spring – I need you for this one.