Monday, November 12, 2012

more tovas.

new Tovas
new Tovas
After making several sleeveless Tovas this past summer (here, here, and 2 more here), I figured it was about time I try my hand at the long sleeves.  It really is fitting to have longer sleeves, since it is cold and mostly snowy here from November through April.  This first one is made out of my favorite Liberty of London print from their Bloomsbury Gardens line.  This is the same print that I used in my autumn Washi tunic... Can you tell I like it? 
Tempted to leave the sleeves off. Finished! I ended up putting on the sleeves.
The only modification I made was to narrow the waist a bit.  When I was testing the fit of the width, which was before I put on the sleeves, I almost decided to leave the sleeves off.  Isn't it so cute like that???  I fought the urge and finished it up, and I'm glad that I did.  I really like the end result and have been wearing it often.  (However, I do think I might get this dark blue in another floral print for a sleeveless tova this summer!)
new Tovas
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 Next up is a gingham Tova.  This is completely copied inspired by my friend Ashley.  I have a thing for gingham, so when I saw hers I just knew I had to make one for myself.  This is Lecien yarn dyed gingham which is a heavier fabric with a really nice drape.
Tova. Boots and pumpkins.
Up next in my continued love for garment sewing is another washi.  This time with some Tova sleeves!  I am cutting it out today.
 
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?  I better get my butt in gear, we always host.  Happy Monday!
xo, Ang
 
PS - Tova pattern available here.

16 comments:

  1. LOVE the gingham too! And it looks like a lovely shirt that will be perfect for cowls :)

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  2. Those are both lovely. I did so much garment sewing when I was younger that I wanted all my clothes to come from the store. Now I'm kind of rethinking that...

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  3. These are absolutely gorgeous, and look so lovely on you :)

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  4. Beautiful work!

    Amanda Rose
    http:/sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  5. That's very pretty. I like gingham too, and I especially like the way you cut the yoke on the bias. It's a very nice touch.

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  6. OMG! Angela that gingham one is adorable. I might have to copy you two girls! Thanks for sharing. I always love visiting your site and seeing what you make.

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  7. Yours are lovely Angela. I really need to make one for me. I have the pdf pattern - now to get busy!

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  8. Hi Angela,

    Where did you buy the lecien gingham fabrics? I've searched for the black and white but didn't find online anywhere. And the size of the gingham is medium or big? You did a great job, the tops are awesome!!!

    Thanks.

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  9. love these angela! they are lovely!

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  10. FIrst, thank you for the amazing win! I am looking forward to getting the Sweet Celebrations book. Love all the Liberty prints you,re using. I got the Tova pattern to try. I am curious about the Washi, but hesitant that the elastic in back will make my rear look bigger. Happy to read that you've found your logging bliss, it's got to be satisfying for the writer too.

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  11. They are adorable!! I really love the blue Liberty print, and the gingham one is my absolute favorite. Hopefully I'll have time to make one after Christmas.

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  12. I love your style! I blogged about a pattern of yours I found on modabakeshop quite a while ago. www.pearpreserves.blogspot.com

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  13. These tovas are great! I really love the gingham one. Perfect for fall/winter. Everything you make is so beautiful!

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