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

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Ah, the Vivienne Skirt!  This skirt is probably the epitome of Violette Field Threads pattern company.  I probably wax romantic about the Vivienne Skirt pattern since it was the first PDF pattern I ever sewed years and years ago.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Vivienne Skirt pattern can be made in 8 sizes for girls from 2T to 9/10.  It consists of an overskirt and an underskirt to which ruffles are attached.  This skirt is not a fast sewing project, but totally worth it every time!  The instructions are accompanied by photographic images and both are very clear and accurate.  We only have one note to make about the layout of the pattern; if you are using a directional print like we did for the overskirt, you cannot use the layout diagram as the skirt fronts need to face the same way.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Usually we have to lengthen skirts we make for Annie, but this time we made a size 9/10 for her due to her tall height and gathered the elastic in the back tight enough to fit her waist.  This would be a difficult skirt to lengthen.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We only made one change to the Vivienne Skirt pattern, we added a 4th ruffle to the underskirt front only because we wanted the added coverage since we used a different color fabric for the underskirt and didn’t want the contrast to show when Annie was walking.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The red buttons were from the button jar, probably bought at JoAnn Fabrics years ago.  The Vivienne Skirt pattern also comes with a shirt pattern which is totally adorable and we plan to sew at a future date.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Speaking of that amazing overskirt fabric, it’s from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It’s manufactured by Free Spirit, designed by Amy Butler and called Bright Heart.  And it’s pure loveliness to work with!  For the ruffles, we used coral rayon challis also from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Basically the perfect fabric for making drape-y ruffles.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Here’s a little story to illustrate the amazing customer service you will get from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  We wanted to use the coral rayon challis for the ruffles (Annie is such a fan of pink!) but couldn’t tell on the computer screen the best matching fabric for the overskirt.  So we emailed Raspberry Creek Fabrics and they did a color matching and sent us about 6 fabric listing options to choose from.  So sweet, and above and beyond friendly customer service, don’t you think?

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We’re nearing the end of this edition of All The Skirts, and we hope you’ve entered to win.  If you haven’t started sewing yet, you still have a few weeks left, so grab your fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and your Violette Field Threads patterns and get started!

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

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.

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation
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5 thoughts on “Vivienne Skirt {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

  1. Oh what a LOVELY skirt pattern. I have visions of all 7 of my granddaughters in matching skirts (different colors of course)!! I love the peek a boo ruffle & how flattering the skirt drapes. Some day, when I’m retired, I will be able to sew to my heart’s content. Thanks for the day-dream!

    1. I know some females who would take you up on that offer!

  2. […] today’s All The Skirts post, we have a favor to ask: Don’t ask us if we like today’s skirt or last week’s skirt better, okay?  Alright with that out of the way, let’s get […]

  3. […] start with the skirt.  The women’s Vivienne skirt has the same look and silhouette as the girl’s Vivienne skirt, with one main difference; the overskirt is reversible and removable.  That gives this pattern 3 […]

  4. Thanks for featuring this pattern! My 7 year old wants to be in the local city pageant (eek!) and this would make a great outfit for the interview. And I just want to make her something new and beautiful.

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