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
 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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sewing Summit 2012

Hard to believe that the Sewing Summit was almost a month ago!  I'm so thankful that I was able to attend again this year (2011 recap here).  To say that I had fun would be a huge understatement.  It was an amazing weekend.  I didn't bring my camera, so I thought I'd share with you the pictures I took on Instagram.  I wish I would've taken more, but here we go anyways.

Flying out for #sewingsummit bright and early.  I guess I should start packing! #lastminute Airport!!!
Packing for one is the best.  So quick and easy!
Enjoying quiet time in the airport.  I love to travel.
Heading to breakfast. @provhandmade Yay! @lucyandnorman is here!!
My roomies!  They are the best.  Stephanie of Providence Handmade and Megan of Lucy and Norman.  Our other roomate was Amber of One Shabby Chick, but somehow we didn't get a picture together. :(
Dinner! @freshlypieced @freshlemonsquilts @provhandmade @oneshabbychickhawaii @pitterputterstitch @amyscreativeside Malabrigo wall! Hello, Blazing Needles.
Dinner with my amazing friends.
The Malabrigo wall at Blazing Needles yarn shop in SLC.  We shopped here twice. :)
Fun boots.  @kayeprince @provhandmade @lucyandnorman @provhandmade
Fun shoes.

Ready for another day. 
Roomies again.
On the way to the airport with Anna of Noodleheads, Deidre of mybricole, Jeni of In Color Order, and Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations.  (I swiped Megan's picture off of Instagram!)
Hysterical. Apparently I've been missed.
Knitting on the plane ride home. 
One of my two silly cats.  I guess Banjo missed me?  Hilarious.

If you ever get the chance to attend the Sewing Summit, go!!  It is a great conference full of fun classes, amazing people, and lots of good food and shopping.  My only complaint?  There were too many wonderful people in one place, I didn't get to spend as much time as I wouldn't liked with everyone.  That is a good problem though, right?

xo, Ang