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Quinn Skirt & Top {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Friday we gave you a preview of the next skirt in our series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The Quinn Skirt and Top pattern by Violette Field Threads was the perfect pattern to help us meet the Project Run & Play fabric manipulation challenge.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

You can read all about the fabric manipulation tricks and tecniques we used in our last post.  Today we’re reviewing the Quinn Skirt and Top pattern and giving you a chance to play along.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

The Quinn skirt can be made 2 ways; with decorative elastic or with a heavyweight fabric.  We chose to use some fabric from JoAnn Fabrics that we’ve been eyeing for a long time.  All That Glitters Fabric- Satin Rosette Embroidered Lavender is a lovely satin fabric with rosettes embroidered all over on it! (affiliate link)

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

This fabric is absolutely gorgeous, but a little tricky to work with because where you cut it leaves raw edges of the rosettes that need to be carefully trimmed or tucked into the seam.  Totally doable, but just be aware of this ahead of time.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

The Quinn Skirt and Top pattern can be made in 8 sizes, from 2T to 9/10.  This skirt has deep pleats, an elastic waist, and an exposed zipper.  The Quinn skirt pattern also includes rectangular measurements for the skirt pattern piece, reducing the amount of paper, printing, tiling and taping required.  Complete photo illustrations accompany the Quinn pattern.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Don’t fear the exposed zipper if you’ve never installed one before; the Quinn pattern actually makes it easier than a regular zipper!

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

The Quinn pattern also includes a knit top.  There are two options for the front panel; pleated or flat.  We chose pleated in keeping with the fabric manipulation challenge.  We also used ribbon instead of fabric.  The other change we made was to add ribbon trim to the rouched straps.  And we dyed the rosette ribbon trim first.  We got this trim at Hancock Fabrics, but can’t find it online.  Your local store might have it.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

The Quinn top is completely lined.  We refashioned a shirt for the lining.  The sparkly ribbon trim to gather the shoulders was some from our stash.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Because it’s a little chilly this time of year, we added an Aster Cardigan to the outfit.  This pattern is by LBG Studio, and is the third one we’ve made.  The fabric is sweater knit from Girl Charlee.  We used the faux piped collar option.

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

We made 3 changes to the Aster Cardigan; added length to the sleeves, added rose ribbon trim to the front plackets (again from Hancock Fabrics) and a ribbon tie instead of buttons (because that trim was in the way!)  I think this is my favorite Aster Cardigan yet.  (Although I said that about the blue one and the yellow one too.)

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Are you ready to play along with this edition of All The Skirts?  Just join those who have already linked up.  Simply link up anything you’ve made this year with a Violette Field Threads pattern or fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  And be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway too.  You’d be as happy to win as Annie is about her new outfit!

Quinn Skirt and Top pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts
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5 thoughts on “Quinn Skirt & Top {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

  1. […] We’ll see you next week for modeled shots and more info on the patterns, fabric and notions sources.  Edited to add: Yay!  My little girl is feeling better…see the modeled photographs in this blog post. […]

  2. […] The wide elastic waistband is heavenly to wear; as a mama of 7 children, I can assure you it offers all the support you’ll need.  Also, if you need a skirt to wear all day long, pick the Quinn Skirt Pattern.  And then there’s that exposed zipper in the back.  Because of the Quinn Skirt pattern, I now love exposed zippers that I bought a whole assortment. Like the girl’s Quinn Skirt Pattern, you can also make the Quinn Skirt entirely out of decorative elastic if you prefer.  And there is a top pattern included, but since it’s sleeveless and we’re in the dead of winter, I opted not to make it at this time.  You can see the Quinn Skirt and Top we made for Annie here. […]

  3. […] we made Annie’s Quinn skirt outfit, we had enough fabric left over to make a tiny version.  This baby Quinn skirt is for size 18 […]

  4. […] In these photos, Annie has layered the Geneva Cardigan over her Quinn top and skirt, blogged here. […]

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