You know what they say – if it rains, it pours.
Without wanting to bore you all to death, things are still such that my overall state of mind is a tad more fragile than is usual for me.
So when this happened, it felt like the end of the world:
This was my second make of the Wiksten Tova (apparently unblogged, I have no idea how this could happen … ). It looks like this, just in a different fabric.
Now, I fell in love with the Wiksten Tova the moment I first saw it on the Pins and Needles blog. After I’d made my first one, I noticed a few fitting issues.
Mainly, the shoulders were too tight. Now, as mentioned before, this is not a new thing for me, but one I tend to forget about. And at that point in time, I had not yet discovered the wonderful world of fitting.
My solution to the issue, which I misdiagnosed as the armscye being too short, was to add an inch to it’s depth – or so I thought. Basically, I just cut it a little deeper in the side seam, thinking that would add the extra room.
Ha – now I know how wrong I was, and as a matter of fact, once I tried on my second make of the Tova with the “adjusted” armscye, I immediately realized that my “fix” had made the issue worse, not better … but I really like(d) the fabric, so I wore it anyways. To be fair, it was a bit wrinkly over the shoulders, but not looking too bad.
The biggest problem was getting it over my head when I wanted to take it off again, and that’s when it happened – one night last week, I tugged and I pulled, and I heard the distinct “rrrrripppp” of tearing fabric. At first, I thought it was the seam, though.
So when I realized that my seams had actually held up fine, and it was the FABRIC that had ripped (WTF? C’mon, I mean, really?!), I felt a tad proud of my seams.
Nonetheless, this Tova is dead. R.I.P., little Tova ;(
And now, I’ll set out to actually FIX this pattern – I still love it, and want to make more. And I might or might not listen to this song while doing so.