Jun 29, 2015

SLPco Ayda Dress

Hi There,

I am once again sharing another sewing project i've recently made for my daughter. Right now I'm really into sewing kids clothes. that's not to say that I won't be scrapping and making cards again soon but right now this is my stress relief.

The pattern that i'm sharing today is from Simple Life Pattern Company and the pattern is called Ayda .
SLPco Ayda
Available in sizes Sizes 2t - 12
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

This top and dress features a V back, and made with woven fabrics. Includes measurements for a gathered skirt and  pattern pieces for a circle/ peplum style. With optional flutter sleeves, lace back, skirt lining and instructions to add trim to the V back, the styles/options are endless. If the V back option is a little too much skin, you can choose to do the modest back option which covers more skin

SLPco Ayda
Options used: V Back,Circle Skirt, Dress Length I would stay that this project can be completed start to finish in about an hour. It sews together very quickly especially with the circle skirt being 1 piece

I fully lined the top and didn't line the skirt. I also added white lace on the back of the dress

Please excuse the cell phone picture on this one. I completely forgot to shoot the back of the dress that day and had to settle with a quick snap at Tim Hortons ☺

 Fabric Used

Michael Miller Cherry Dot

Lined with
Sew Classics Gabardine
This fabric is technically a bottomweight But it provided a quality stiffness to the top of the bodice that makes it seem very luxurious. Plus I already had it in my stash: win- win

So i was Unable to find a good picture of the lace, but it was purchased from Joanns near the cutting counter and was "trim by the roll" for 1.99. It was just a pretty ruffled lace, I believe it was 100% poly but it didn't seem scratchy which is ideal.

SLPco Ayda

All in all this is a great pattern for any beginner and the instructions were very clear. I just read the PDF instructions on my ipad while I sew it saves on printer ink.

Phoebe really likes this dress and since its a circle skirt it twirls beautifully. I used the extra fabric and quickly sewed together some Lucy Ruffle Shorts by Made for Mermaids for her to wear with it because I knew that she would be twirling and her dress would fly up.

I'll do another post about those shorts pattern another day.

Hope you like this project.