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I’m a little late to the game on this one. It seems the Tova top and dress has been around a long time. Still, I like the loose but structured look of it. Great for everyday.

I downloaded the pattern on Saturday night and by Monday morning I’m wearing my new Tova! This was a fun top to work on. I used some cotton that I had on hand just in case it didn’t work out – a wearable muslin so to speak. I like the menswear style print but it’s a bit stiff. Next time I’ll make it with a lighter lawn or linen. You definitely need a serger for this one. I can’t imagine doing French seams around the yoke or sleeves. I took my time and I’m really happy with how it all worked out. The sizing was exact and I didn’t need to make any alterations. Would have been great if ease was included and to have a marking for natural waistline in case of multi-size alterations but other than that, a super well made pattern.

Hoping the grey skies let up soon so I can get some better photos. Happy Monday to you all!


fold over clutch

I’m not sure yet if I’m a clutch person. I feel like I might leave it behind if it’s not attached to my body. But I came across this clutch tutorial and it looked so right for my hand dyed fabrics that I thought I would give it a try. Mine is slightly smaller to accommodate a nine inch zipper. Both of the fabrics were hand dyed on the stove using idye. The outer fabric is a linen (originally pink) dyed with gun metal and the lining fabric is a natural organic cotton dyed with chartreuse. It is such a crazy bright colour for me. I can bear it in small amounts like this though. I really like the way the zipper set in. I may still add a little leather strap. I don’t think I’m ready for freestyling it yet.

shop update!

I’ve just updated the shop with a few new things like this cheerful little beginner sewing kit. I think this would be a great Easter basket item or birthday gift!