I cannot stop making clothing for myself. It’s taken over my life, guys. Every waking moment is spent dreaming about my current project. I am not exaggerating. I open my eyes in the morning and think about things like fitting sleeves in armholes and how to attach bias binding. It’s insane. I love it.
When I showed a student of mine my first Wiksten Tova dress she commented, “I love this dress. I could make seven of these for a whole week’s worth.” And just like that I entertained just that idea. A whole week of Tovas! I’m not there yet but this is my second Wiksten Tova dress and it’s a wonderful lightweight voile fabric & fully lined, once again.
The fabric is from Mood in NYC. It had no designer or fabric manufacturer information on it. It’s lightweight and breezy & that is about as much as I know.
By the way, I feel like Mood Fabrics has this almost mythical-like reputation but in real-life it is kind of insane. Fabric stacked on fabric in a dusty window-less space. Sometimes you have to get on your knees on the crappy carpeted floor just to SEE the fabric. There are banged-up file cabinets just laying around the place. It’s all part of the charm but I get overwhelmed in a matter of minutes when I’m there. Just so you know.
The cuffs and front bib area have a contrasting fabric, also from Mood with no identifying information. It’s a sweet, lightweight, subtle fabric. If you follow me on instragram you know that I accidentally washed these two fabrics together and the contrast fabric is a bit pinker as a result. Doh! Such a rookie mistake. I was so frustrated but everyone reassured me that it looked ok & I do like the end result.
Once again I am impressed with the fit and shape of this Wiksten. Making it a second time it came together so quickly. My only concern is that with such lightweight, drapy fabric it’s a little short and I’d be nervous wearing it without leggings or jeans in case of an outfit mishap. Other than that, I’m thrilled to have another everyday dress in my ever-expanding handmade closet.