Ayashe Top & Skirt

3.23.2012

Wahoo!  I finally completed the coordinating skirt to go with the tops I made for the girls.  The two skirts have been sitting on my floor all ready to cut out for almost a month now, and it was finally driving me crazy!  I thought I could crank out two skirts in one night, but I've been going to bed on time too many nights in a row now so it was hard to stay up and concentrate.


Anyway, Shelly (of Figgy's Patterns) sent me the Ayashe pattern after I gushed on and on how much I loved all her new patterns and look of her new site.  I couldn't help myself, the patterns just seemed so refreshing compared to a lot of what's out there.


I loved the way everything came together, it was fun showing the girls the different shirt options and letting them choose what they wanted.  Heck, any effort that might give a glimmer of my crazies actually wearing the outfits I make them is worth the try.


Seems like it might get worn, but we'll have to see.  Emily's is almost done, but that'll have to wait for another day.  I did make them sort of matching skirts, but to try and make them a little more personalized, I made the waistband facing and pocket facing out of a contrasting fabric, green for Natalie and I think I cut out a pink print for Emily to go with the shirt I made her.


And lastly as if you're still reading, I did make the skirt a little longer (and I think I'd almost want to make it longer yet if I made another version - which I totally might because after I was done I decided that it was super fun to make).


Off to play this weekend with some sewing buddies, can't wait!!  Have a great weekend.


[had to include a pic of goofy, too]

23 comments :

  1. Great pics, i really like see kids playing in clothes as that is what they really are made for! Especially like the skirt with its secret contrasts

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  2. what a nice touch to have fun green floral fabric inside the pockets :D
    I have the sunki pattern & hope to finally start sewing it today

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  3. Those two girls would make anything look good and fun but actually those pieces are good and fun! I wish those patterns were around when my kids were growing up! Very fun fabrics too.

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  4. i love the fabrics you used, what a great ensemble - there's something so happy about those colorful butterflies! :). fabulous photos as usual!

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  5. Adorable! I can't wait to use some of Shelly's new patterns, they really are refreshing!

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  6. Cute clothes!!! Love all the nice "little" touches you add - makes them even more special!!!

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  7. Terrific Anna! I love the pocket fabric, what a fun touch to add. Thank you so much!

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  8. The surprise pocket detail is really cool.

    Love that last picture! Have fun this weekend. :)

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  9. your girls are so cute! love the skirt and top, marking that skirt on my list!

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  10. oh cuuuute! love those butterflies and you're smart to make the chambray-ish skirts, seems like they'll go with everything. natalie is cracking me up, too - what a little ham!

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  11. I really like the whole outfit! That fabric for the skirt is great. And those pintucks (right? not darts?) in the skirt make it look really polished.

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  12. Fabulous outfit!! That skirt is adorable. Did you use a chambray? Hopefully your girls will both love their skirts and wear them often!!

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  13. adorable, fun outfit!! I love all the details. Have a fun weekend!!

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  14. Such an adorable outfit! Not sure which I like more, the skirt or the shirt! Glad to hear things are going good with you - take care and have a great time this weekend!

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  15. oh so that's what it looks on. CUTE! but i think the little booger in the skirt makes it just that much cuter. ;)

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  16. Awwww, so cute! Love that print!! Turned out great!

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  17. Really cute, Anna! Love the butterflies! Also loved the piping tutorial!:)

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  18. Anna,

    Love your blog and your many wonderful patterns and tutorials!

    I had a question however. I'm finally getting around to making my kids some bike baskets for their bikes - hopefully in time for Easter. I cannot however get the pattern to print out to scale. Any tips on how to do this? When I try to print it, the program automatically makes the pattern portrait and I'm guessing it should be printing landscape. Any tips would be very helpful.

    Thanks! Anya

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  19. that butterfly shirt is fabulous! and i adore the green print in the pockets. what a sweet, thoughtful, crafty momma thing to do :)

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  20. Darling outfit and super fun last picture. :) PS I like your "profile picture"- sorry I can't think of a better phrase to describe it right now. :)

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  21. Oh, Anna, I love how these turned out. Just perfect.

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  22. ca-ute skirts! LOVE them. And holy cow, emily looks so old in that last close-up shot. Crazy!

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