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Women’s Quinn Skirt {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

The next skirt in our series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Women’s Quinn Skirt.

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

When we first looked at the Violette Field Threads skirts, I had it in the back of my mind to choose one to lengthen to a maxi skirt.  At six feet tall, I’m just sort of a maxi skirt fanatic.  Other tall ladies would understand what it’s like to never be able to buy a skirt long enough, but to have the power in your hands to create one any length you like.  Of the four women’s patterns in the Violette Field Threads line up, the Quinn Skirt pattern seemed like the ideal one to take to the max!

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

The women’s Quinn Skirt can be made in 7 sizes from XXS to XXL.  There are 3 given length options, short, regular or tall, but of course you can do what we did and go long!

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

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.

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

I love the deep pleats of the Quinn Skirt pattern.  They allow the silhouette of the skirt to be fitted at the waist and gently curve out around the hips.

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

The fabric used on this skirt was an impulse buy from JoAnn Fabrics.  It’s a sateen, and just heavenly for this use.  Definitely a date night skirt.

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

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.  Oh, and a word about my poses…my 7 year old, Annie stood off to the side telling me exactly how to post, and what to do!  Very funny to me, and hopefully better than my own painful attempts at posing!!

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

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.

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Lane Raglan by Hey June Pattern Review

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra and I have joined the throng of admirers of the Lane Raglan.  We snatched the pattern during the Black Friday $5 special, and couldn’t wait to make it our own.  Hey June patterns created the Lane Raglan tee, and we now want to try their other patterns, we love this one so much!  The Lane Raglan is a baseball tee style shirt made from knit fabric with a banded hem and wrist cuffs.  This is one very awesome pattern!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

I made myself a Lane Raglan first and lengthened the sleeves 2 inches and added two inches to the body to accommodate my height.  It turns out the length in the body wasn’t necessary, but the sleeves are lovely!  The other thing I learned on making this one for me was that I should have stretched the neckband tighter as I attached it to the body of the shirt.  When I put it on I immediately wanted to make myself another one, and I really do wear it every time it is clean!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The blue fabric is the last of the navy blue jersey I ordered from Imagine Gnats during All The Skirts: Scientific Seamstress and Imagine Gnats, and the lovely material in the middle is from JoAnn fabrics.  It reminds me of a Monet painting, and when I first bought it I visualized an Uptown/Downtown Dress made from it, but Allegra overruled with her blue and silver fabric choice and I love how that turned out.

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

For Allegra’s Lane Raglan, we started out with a 1/2 yard of Girl Charlee knit fabric that we’d been coveting for a very long time!  Have you checked out their 1/2 yard section?  We actually received 1/2 yard plus 3 inches, for $3!  It was not quite enough length to make the front and back, so I pieced it near the top, matching the pattern quite well on the front and not too bad on the back.  There are 2 other ways to do this: make the added piece near the bottom, or lay the pattern pieces the other way on the fabric if the knit has 4 way stretch.

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The sparkly gray fabric is from JoAnn’s and we have bought every color of this amazing fabric we’ve seen so far!  The blue for the aforementioned Uptown/Downtown Dress, the orange for the Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt, this gray, and also a purple we haven’t cut into yet.  It’s just really thick, sturdy, warm and wonderful!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The only change I made to the pattern for Allegra’s Lane Raglan was to add 2 inches to the sleeves; not because she needed it, but because I am determined to share this shirt with her!  If I can catch her not wearing it…When she put it on she said, “Hey, Mom, I think I need a few more of these!”  So that may be the only way I get to wear her Lane Raglan!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Sew My Stash 2015 reality check: 0% of these fabrics were from the stash, not meeting our goal of 50%!  Oh well, we are still building our supply of knit fabrics, just recently having started sewing with knit fabrics, and the last several projects we exceeded our goal!  Have you joined the Lane Raglan groupies yet?  You should!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation