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

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The last skirt we showed you in the series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics was the Whitney skirt for girls.  Since we were so enamored with that skirt, we simply had to sew up the Whitney skirt for women next.

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The Whitney skirt by Violette Field Threads is a pleated skirt (and trousers) pattern.  This pattern comes in 8 sizes from 2 to 16.  As you can see, it is a great pattern to make for tweens and teens.  The instructions are photo illustrated.  The pleats are constructed differently than for the girl’s Whitney skirt, and come out just as beautifully.

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Our instructions had an error in them (the first time we’ve ever come across an error in a Violette Field Threads pattern!) but we emailed Jessica and Ericka, and within a very short time had the corrected instructions.  If you are making the Whitney skirt pattern, the first instructions say to trace the pattern markings onto the main skirt front.  There are no pattern markings, so here’s what Jessica & Ericka instructed me to do.  You will take your skirt that has been cut on the fold, leaving it folded, mark the skirt into thirds and cut the skirt piece two times (see the picture). This will give you 5 pieces now.  If you already have the Whitney skirt pattern, you will need to do this too.  But the fabulous ladies over at Violette Field Threads quickly fixed the instructions, so if you buy the Whitney pattern now, it will have those corrected instructions.  I love a company with fabulous customer service!

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

We made 2 alterations to the Whitney skirt pattern.  Since Aria is growing like a weed, we added length to the bottom of the Whitney skirt pattern pieces.  The other change we made was accidental.  Somehow the skirt ended up too big for Aria after it was completed, and so I added elastic to the back (just like the girl’s Whitney skirt.)  I’m positive this was a measuring mistake on my part, and not due to the pattern, but it was an easy fix.

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The fabric we used was again a perfect match for the Whitney skirt.  This fabric is yarn dyed linen by Robert Kaufman from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  It is a linen rayon blend and so holds those pleats spectacularly without wrinkling.  It is also a little heavier than regular linen and so works in the cooler temperatures we’ve been having.  Besides the charcoal grey we used, Raspberry Creek Fabrics has it in navy blue also.

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

We’ve been working on Aria’s wardrobe because of aforementioned growth spurt, and so we made her another Julia Sweater by Compagnie M.  The sweater knit fabric came from JoAnn’s and the gray contrast fabric is a double knit from Urban Sew.  She is also wearing the Granville shirt she made this summer.

Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.
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Whitney Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Today we have what may be our favorite skirt so far in All The Skirts: Violet Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  You see, we have this thing for pleated skirts.  They’re so smart, classy and timeless.  Combine those things with this stunning chambray fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and we’re totally swooning over this skirt.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Let’s begin with the Whitney Skirt pattern.  There are several things that set the Whitney Skirt apart from other skirt patterns.  First of all, the Whitney pattern includes both a skirt and pants pattern.  We always value patterns that you can make over and over in several variations, and the Whitney skirt offers this option.  This pattern can be made in 7 sizes from 2T to 9/10.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Probably the best thing about the Whitney pattern are the no fail pleat instructions.  Perfect pleats, every time!  And the pleats are box pleats which are so amazingly adorable, probably our favorite kind.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Another awesome thing about the Whitney pattern is no pattern piece for the skirt part, only the waistband, saving paper and time.  Violette Field Threads for another winning pattern.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

The wide waistband has elastic across the back, ensuring a perfect fit for your little girl.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Now about that fabric, because we know you’ve been wondering.  This fabric is Kaufman Chambray Union Dots Indigo Fabric. affiliate link We got ours from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, but it’s no longer available.  You can either get it here, or try this other gorgeous chambray from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

This fabric is very lightweight and flowy, but holds those pleats very sharply.  Seriously about the perfect fabric for the Whitney Skirt pattern.  The width is 60 inches, so be forewarned you will not need as much as the pattern recommends.  A very lovely fabric to work with and to wear, Annie informs me!

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Annie styled the Whitney skirt with another Violette Field Threads pattern the Josephine shirt we made her last year using Sew Classics Specialty Cotton Fabric Hibiscus White (affiliate link) fabric from JoAnns.  She also chose her shoes and head scarf, a winning combination, I think!  It’s so darling to see kids develop their own style and preferences.

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Are you ready to play along with this edition of All The Skirts?  There are two different sides/ways to join the fun!  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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