Last week we announced the next edition of All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics and today we have the first skirt sewn up for your viewing pleasure!
We started this edition off with the Penelope Skirts by Violette Field Threads. The sweet double ruffle skirt is simple to sew and looks so amazing! The Penelope Double Ruffle Skirt pattern comes in 9 sizes from 2T to 10. It is very easy to move between different sizes if your child is not “average” like we did for Annie who is very tall and thin. For reference, we sewed a size 6 wide with size 10 length.
The Penelope Skirt pattern has some really neat things worked into the pattern. The first thing you’ve probably noticed is that there are a couple of different looks you can achieve with the Penelope Skirt pattern. By using different fabrics in different places, the Penelope Skirt can seem to have 2 or 3 tiers. If you used the same fabric for the waistband and both ruffles, you could have a third look! There’s also an option to add tulle between the layers for even more looks. All from the same pattern.
A personal favorite about this pattern for me while sewing the Penelope skirt is the order in which you construct it. Let me just say the patterns that save hemming until the very last are not as cool as this pattern. Hemming is not my favorite activity! Another great thing about the Penelope Skirt pattern is the professionally finished insides. We do not have a serger, but the insides of these skirts look great; and there will be no fraying with wash and wear.
If you’ve been seeing this fabric everywhere lately, there’s a reason! This is the new Four Corners fabric designed by the ladies at Simple Simon & Co. for Riley Blake Designs. It is so delightful in its playful designs and bright colors. The gold in the black and white skirt is metallic which Annie immediately fell in love with. One note about the fabric which we didn’t realize before we had it in hand; the stripes run vertically on the main fabric, not horizontally as I had assumed. This is important to know when planning your sewing project so you know how much fabric to order. We ended up using the main print both ways on these two skirts, and love them both; what do you think? Isn’t it the perfect fabric for fall?
The teal rust gold and black Aztec fabric and the coral rust and white geometric circle fabrics are from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. You can get the gold and white geometric weave from Raspberry Creek Fabrics as well. If you want the other fabric, you can get it here: Riley Blake Four Corners Gold Sparkle Main Black Fabric (affiliate link) We totally recommend getting your fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics because of their lightning fast shipping and friendly customer service!
Now it’s your turn to play! If you haven’t already, please enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. And today the Inlinkz opens up for anything you’ve made in 2015 using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics or a Violette Field Threads pattern. We’re excited to see what you’ve sewn! One person (randomly chosen) from the Rafflecopter giveaway will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads. One person (with the highest votes!!) from the Inlinkz link up will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads. What are you waiting for?