Try and ignore the fuzzies at the top of my head! hehehe!
I am taking a short sewing break during this intense back to school week. To be perfectly honest I am unsettled by the quiet of the house and seem to have difficulties getting anything done/started. I hope that next week will be more productive... or else!
It's not all twirling thumbs of course, I did get a much needed haircut today, and for once I let my stylist Shelby do what ever she wanted. It was not as terrifying as anticipated. She and I have good vibes and her ideas are usually (always) better than mine.
I am taking advantage of this unexpected change to show off something I sewed this summer in prevision of Fall weather. a Tova dress from the Wikstenmade paper pattern bought eons ago. My first version in tunic length was doomed from the start when I selected the wrong size (XS). The second version in a Small came together quickly in this embroidered and over-dyed cotton, I like that the pattern gives me a lot of space in the shoulder but not too much in the bust. I will have to make it again, now that it is finally traced and tried.
I am not sure how to style it yet, but I imagine brown boots and a scarf will do just fine.
The placket is the only difficult step in this project, I would only advise to take your time at the corners. The sleeves are extremely well drafted and come together quickly with no wrinkles or tucks. I serged all the raw edges after sewing the seams.