Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A flannel Tova Tunic

I remember the Tova Tunic popping up on blogs everywhere a few years ago in gauzy cottons and Liberty prints. I didn't take much notice then, but when I was looking for a tunic pattern this fall, it caught my eye. I had some cozy blue, purple and white shirting flannel begging to join my wardrobe and I was admiring the long shirts, tunics and fall fashion on Pinterest.

Busy, grey December days mean indoor photos
The fading light makes it hard to tell, but I got some new purple leggings at the craft fair and they match perfectly. 
My sister knitted me the toque! It's made from a variegated blue wool. 

I've already worn it several times in the last few weeks and it's so comfortable I think I could live in it. I sewed a size medium with no modifications - thankfully it didn't need any, because I'm not very experienced with garment sewing yet.

I've paired the tunic with jeans and both purple and navy leggings. It goes almost to my knees and is more of a dress length, so it's comfortable with either. I really like the neckline and 3/4 length sleeves.

I can definitely see more of these in my future and I imagine that they'd come together quicker now that the pattern is put together and I've sewn it before. There are a lot of bags, clothes and quilt patterns I'd like to try though, so it could be a while before I get around to it. Yesterday I finally finished my Christmas sewing projects - with 3 days to spare! Today I finished a quilt top for a pattern I'm writing that I hope to share soon. I still have a quilt top and a mini to appliqué, a binding to put on, a half-quilted quilt to finish and a top that needs embroidery that I've been dragging my heels on. A little bit of everything. It seems that I better get going on some baby quilts for friends pretty soon too. My goal is always to finish one project before I start another, but you know how that goes.

If I don't have more to share this week, Merry Christmas! I hope you get to enjoy time eating, playing relaxing and sewing with family and friends.

Linking up with Handmade Tuesday.


  1. Great tunic! I like a longer top. Glad you finished your Christmas sewing. I started two projects tonight. I have high hopes I'll finish, but I'm not stressing about finishing on time. Merry Christmas!

  2. I love this tunic. I have all these leggings now but not enough long tops to wear over them. Hmm. I just might make me a tunic.

  3. Great tunic! I have made the shirt version twice now and I am planning a third :)