kids clothes, pattern, sewing

Ayashe Top & Skirt

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 thoughts on “Ayashe Top & Skirt

  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

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

  3. Jeannie says:

    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.

  4. gail says:

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

  5. Sew Much Ado says:

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

  6. Unknown says:

    Cute clothes!!! Love all the nice “little” touches you add – makes them even more special!!!

  7. Figgy's says:

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

  8. Delia says:

    The surprise pocket detail is really cool.

    Love that last picture! Have fun this weekend. 🙂

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

  10. kristin says:

    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!

  11. Tara says:

    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.

  12. Jen says:

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

  13. toots2u says:

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

  14. I love this so much! It’s perfect!!

  15. Jennadesigns says:

    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!

  16. V and Co. says:

    oh so that’s what it looks on. CUTE! but i think the little booger in the skirt makes it just that much cuter. 😉

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

  18. Cindy says:

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

  19. Anya says:


    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

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

  21. Emily says:

    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. 🙂

  22. Kari says:

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

  23. dana says:

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

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