i’m a sucker for a sewalong. i found out about an upcoming figgy’s ayashe sewalong via meg, and i believe i was out shopping for pattern and fabric within hours. this was further motivated by the fact that my husband had given me a certificate to bolt as a “sorry you’ve been auf’d from project run & play” present. he’s a keeper.
i went ahead and purchased both the pattern and this GORGEOUS nani iro double gauze that i’d been eyeing forever. total splurge. worth it. i faced the collar with kona olive, and did the topstitching in pretty silver thread.
my daughter is almost 4, but has funny proportions, which is one of the reasons i sew for her so much. her chest measurement is larger than her hip measurement, she’s at the bottom of the growth charts in weight but in the middle for height…and her head is in the 90th percentile. big head (and a smart girl!). so i made the 2/3 size, which fits her roomily, but i have to sort of wiggle it over her huge noggin. maybe next time i’d make the front opening deeper, but add some sort of closure so she doesn’t need to wear a camisole underneath.
i added a gathering stitch along the shoulders so i could set them in with room for easing. i actually ended up gathering them a bit more to add a bit of a puff because, you know, a flower shirt wasn’t girly enough! i might switch out the elastic for the drawstring for growing room. it’s good to have options.
the pattern was sweet to sew. i had to focus a bit on the double layered yoke part, but i’d never made something like that before. and i love the little details that figgy’s includes to make you smile, like a logo that says “happy sewing!” on the pattern. so nice. i like that the owners are portlanders, too – the liberty ayashe that’s on the pattern/website was actually at bolt and i got to hold it! that was a big selling point for me. so beautiful.
result: a fun little sewalong and a a lovely springtime top!