A couple of Saturdays ago I was in town drinking coffee and munching pantone cake when I got an email from Leila on my phone. Did I know the Wiksten Tova pattern was now available on download.
I could not get home fast enough. I have wanted this pattern for so long but each paper copy was individually drawn and with shipping it was too costly for me to justify, and now here it was waiting for me buy and print in my own home. I sent a little flurry of tweets and emails to others who I knew would be waiting for this. And then last week whilst making the Wiksten tank top the idea of a Tova sew-a-long came to me. I emailed Jenny Gordy, the designer behind Wiksten and she loved the idea so who is with me or am I to sew alone?
The button is at the side if you are ready to dive in. If you haven't done a sew along before, here's how it works. You will need to buy the Tova pattern and fabric to sew your Tova. The download includes all available size options. I will run a series of blog posts over two weeks covering the main stages in the pattern and a few extras like making the sleeves full length and altering the collar to give you more options. You can sew along with the posts, you can rush ahead and finish by yourself or you can wait until everything is finished and make your Tova in the future. It is a straightforward pattern if you haven't sewn many garments and there are no zips or buttons. Let me know if you are interested. I will do a post on fabric choices mid week and start the action from Wednesday 21st. You can post any pics in the Wiksten Flickr group and the sew a long can finish with a linky party to share your Tovas!