The next skirt for All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Lavinia skirt and blouse pattern. This pattern is about the sweetest thing ever! Really.
I know we’re supposed to get technical and review the pattern and fabric, but it’s hard to do anything other than gush when it all turns out as wonderfully as this one! So you’ll have to excuse us if we’re extra gushy today.
The Lavinia is a vintage inspired reversible paperbag skirt pattern. The blouse has a huge bow, buttons up the front, and has elasticized sleeves. There are so many details in each of these that make for a wonderful combination of sweetness.
The Lavinia comes in 8 sizes from 2T to 9/10. The blouse has 3 possible sleeve finishes, the long sleeves we made, a flutter sleeve, or sleeveless.
Measurements are given for the skirt and several of the blouse pattern pieces, reducing the amount of paper to be printed and tiled. (We always cheer when that happens!) The instructions are very thorough with photographic illustrations included for each step.
Even though the Lavinia pattern looks complicated, the skirt is very easy to construct, and the blouse could be completed by a confident beginner as well.
We only made one change to the Lavinia pattern other than lengthening the skirt, our standard alteration for our very tall 7 year old. We inserted lace between the two layers of the reversible skirt for extra length and vintage appeal. Plus, just look how sweet it is!
Now allow us to gush about the fabrics we used for a minute. Two of the fabrics came from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and the mint and gold bird fabric (Michael Miller Brambleberry Ridge Flight Metallic Mint Fabric affiliate link) was in our stash.
The blouse fabric is from Bari J’s Anna Elise line and it’s voile. Voile is a lightweight cotton material with beautiful drape and flow. It made this blouse turn out even more fabulous than it already was, if that’s possible!
The other side of the reversible skirt is Bespoke double gauze by Cotton and Steel, and if you’ve been around Skirt Fixation for very long you’ve heard us gush about double gauze before. A softer fabric can’t be found, and for this skirt it’s perfection adding to the vintage appeal.
Annie has declared this her new favorite outfit, from the sleeves (like a princess, Mommy!) to the softness, and of course the glittery birds. Fairy tale bliss for a 7 year old!
Speaking of fairy tales, Allegra gets the credit for the stunning photos. The lighting in the woods was just magical, and she captured the vintage feeling of the outfit perfectly.
We hope you’ve been sewing up some Violette Field Threads patterns too! Or maybe you’ve found some luscious fabric at Raspberry Creek Fabrics? Well, now you can enter to win, too.
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. Two winners will each receive 5 PDF pattern from Violette Field Threads and $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics.