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KCW is just a week away! Can you believe it? All this week, we will be highlighting some fantastic kid’s clothes makers and bloggers. We’ve asked them all to tell us about their favorite pattern.

We’re starting off the week, with the lovely and talented Lindsay from Lindsay, Etc. All of the clothes Lindsay make for her kids are incredibly polished. She competed in Project Run & Play last fall and even though she wasn’t the last sewer standing, her Stella McCartney inspired band jacket is still my all time favorite. Her favorite pattern, on the other hand, is the Ayashe top by Figgy’s. Elegant and simple, clean and polished, it came as no surprise when Lindsay chose this pattern, but I’ll let her tell you about it:

ayashe top by lindsay

I loved this top since it made the rounds last year, and have been pretty excited to put it together.

ayashe top by lindsay

Mine was made from poplin and a Nani Iro gauze. I kind of love the floaty, airy quality of the print, and the body and weight of the poplin worked perfectly. I opted to forgo the elastic around the bottom and used the mandarin collar which has such a polished finish.

ayashe top by lindsay

As noted by fellow seamstresses, I played with the size and length to suit my girl. I just took it in by about 1/3 inch on each side and lengthened it by about an inch. Fabric suggestions are spot on and I love how classic and fun this pattern is- the possibilities feel endless.

ayashe top by lindsay

Checking out all the different takes on the ayashe from the figgy’s flickr pool is seriously inspiring, and I am already laying out fabrics for an ayashe dress! Best sewing wishes to you all this KCW, and thanks Meg!


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  • Reply Venus April 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

    SO beautiful! I have this pattern and haven’t gotten around to it yet. I LOVE your version!

  • Reply Sharilyn April 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Oh my! I love this pattern- going to have to try it for my gal! Also love the fabric chosen- nice job!

  • Reply carolyn April 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Gorgeous! Such a perfect fabric choice for this top!

  • Reply Veronica April 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love the Figgy Ayashe pattern, too. Glad you reminded me of it! That was one of my daughter’s favorite tops last year.

  • Reply gail April 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

    beautiful! i love this pattern, too. and i extra love it in double gauze!

  • Reply Frances April 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

    The Ayashe looks so pretty in that print! So excited to see you guest post here!

  • Reply kristin April 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    oh it’s sooo pretty. ayashe dress sounds brilliant!

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  • Reply Stacy April 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Wow, so inspiring. Can you send or post a link to info on the vest in the cover photo? I would love to make that for my little man.

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