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All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics wrap up

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It’s time to wrap up this edition of All The Skirt.  We loved, loved, loved sewing up the Violette Field Threads skirt patterns with Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Before we reveal the  giveaway winners, here’s a last look at all 14 Violette Field Threads skirt patterns we sewed.

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Penelope Skirts sewn with Four Corners fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Lottie Skirt in Woodland fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Tulle Ellie skirt reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Ellie Skirt and leggings

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

Gemma Skirt & Blouse in Cotton and Steel fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

Estelle skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

Estelle Skirt 

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

Quinn Skirt and Top

Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Hazel Skirt in fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics 

Whitney skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation with chambray fabric

Whitney Skirt in chambray fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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

Women’s Whitney Skirt in linen fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Lavinia Skirt and Blouse in double gauze from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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

Women’s Quinn Skirt

Vivienne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Girl’s Vivienne Skirt in fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

Violette Field Threads Scarlett Skirt and leg warmers sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Scarlett Skirt and leg warmers in fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Women’s Vivienne Skirt in fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

We were so delighted that so many of you chose to sew along with us using Violette Field Threads patterns and fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Here are our favorites from the link up.

Annie:   I like the colors and it looks very cute! (I think she’d like one of her own, Bethany from Sew Not Perfect!)

Aria: I love this skirt, and the fabric that Mama Says Sew chose makes it even cuter!

Sometimes a sew for this stud. Handmade hoodie for the win! Made using @raspberrycreekfabrics french terry!

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Allegra: Sewing for men isn’t something you see often, and awesome sewing like this is crazy good!

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Audrey:  As you probably know from the Quinn skirt I made for myself, I really love this color combination.  Deuxsouriceaux sewed up this sweet combination.  Plus, I’ve used fabric from that line to make myself a bag.  So this one is my favorite in so many ways.

And now, as you probably already know, the favorite from the link up and also the winner of $50 gift certificate to Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads is Kayla of Just Grin and Wear It!  Congrats, Kayla, and keep an eye on your inbox.

The random winner of the Rafflecopter giveaway of $50 gift certificate to Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads is Nancy who replied that her favorite Raspberry Creek Fabrics club fabric is Navy Blue and White pin polka dots.  Yes, we love that one too!

Estelle skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for All The Skirts

And last but not least, the skirt we will be donating to charity as part of Skirting The Issue is the Estelle Skirt.  Some teenage girl in need is going to feel like a princess!

So that’s it for today.  We’ll be back next Friday to announce the next edition of All The Skirts!

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

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

As promised, today we have the final skirt for our All The Skirts series with Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The women’s Vivienne Skirt is our final sew for this edition of All The Skirts.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The women’s Vivienne pattern comes with a skirt and blouse pattern.  Let’s 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 different looks, making it very versatile.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The Vivienne overskirt can be made in 9 sizes from 0 to 16.  The blouse and underskirt can be made in 7 different sizes from XXS to XXL.  The underskirt has an elastic waist which is the cause for the sizing options above.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

We opted to eliminate the buttons on the Vivienne overskirt at Allegra’s request.  Our overskirt stays in place by hidden snaps on either side.  This pattern, when made in all black as we did, can be a sneaky 3 piece Little Black Dress.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The Vivienne patterns are easy to follow and have complete photo illustrations.  This pattern is not a fast sewing project, but the outcome is worth it.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The fabrics we used for the Vivienne skirt came from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The black rayon challis we used for the underskirt is the perfect material for that purpose as it ruffles beautifully.  But (confession time here) we also used it for one side of the overskirt, which was not one of the recommended fabrics, and now we know why.  We can now tell you with authority that you should use the same weight fabric for both sides of the overskirt.  I (Audrey) fought and fought and fought to get the two sides of the overskirt to lay right and never managed to get it completely to my satisfaction.  This is NOT the fault of the fabric or the pattern, just poor decision making on my part.  In fact, what I will probably end up doing is taking the overskirt apart and replacing the black rayon challis with a different fabric which is the same weight as the beautiful brick red lightweight chambray interweave cotton on the other side of the overskirt.  Lesson learned.

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

The Vivienne blouse is a loose fitting blouse with buttons up the back and gathered sleeves.  We used a lightweight black knit fabric from Girl Charlee, and the only change we made was to topstitch the neck facing in place to prevent it from rolling to the outer side.  I can see many more of the Vivienne pattern in the future!

Women's Vivienne skirt pattern sewn by Violette Field Threads with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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!

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

 

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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!

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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!

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using 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.

Lavinia pattern (by Violette Field Threads) sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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

Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The next skirt on our sewing table for All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Hazel Skirt.  This little skirt is an ingenious way to showcase different fabrics from the same fabric line. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The whole proper name of the Hazel Skirt is “Hazel Twirl Skirt with Reversible Apron Pattern!”  That’s quite a handle, but then again, this is quite a skirt!  Basically when you make the Hazel Skirt, you are getting 3 looks in one sew.  Pretty cool, huh?  Annie gave the Hazel Skirt the twirl test.  It passed! Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The Hazel Skirt comes in 6 sizes from 2t to 7.  We made the size 7 and added 3 inches to the bottom of the skirt and the aprons.  This is pretty much standard for Annie on all patterns.  The pattern is quick and easy to cut out and assemble, being all rectangles.  Of course, the Violette Field Threads instructions are complete with photo illustrations, and include details about how to obtain a professional look on the inside too. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics This skirt pattern would be excellent for a beginning sewist looking for a rewarding finished product.  The reversible apron buttons onto the front of the skirt.  The apron can be turned around for the second look.  Or the skirt can be worn without the apron for a third look! Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics As with all the Violette Field Threads skirts we’ve sewn, the cute little Hazel Skirt takes the definition of skirt to a whole new level.  The back is elasticized, so comfort and fit are not compromised either. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics We chose a fabric combination suggested by Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This fabric line called Floriography and it’s designed by Pink Fig Design for Riley Blake Designs.  It is absolutely beautiful and of course it coordinated perfectly.  There are so many awesome fabric lines that would be fun to make into the Hazel Skirt.  You can buy these fabrics individually at Raspberry Creek Fabrics or together.  And they are worth it!Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics Are you ready to play along with this edition of All The Skirts?  Just like the Hazel skirt, 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.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern is the next skirt pattern in our series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The pattern is described as a sweet collared blouse and circle skirt set, and that just about sums it up!

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern comes in 7 sizes from 2T to 9/10.  The skirt is great for a beginning seamstress, and the blouse for an adventurous beginner.  Even though there are buttons and button holes, there isn’t a button placket, so that simplifies things.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The bubble pockets on the skirt create such a cute added accent to the skirt.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The wide waistband is curved in the front and fitted with elastic across the back making it not only an easy sew, but easier for the child to slip off and on!

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

Woven fabrics are recommended for the Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern.  We chose to use Cotton + Steel fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for the skirt and matching collar and cuffs.  The darling little gold dots are metallic and shine and sparkle when Annie twirls in this skirt!

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The blouse fabric is a silk blend from our stash.  It is fully lined with a baby pink linen.  The red buttons down the front echo the red dots on the skirt, cuffs and collar and make a POP statement just right for this outfit.   The contrast red fabric on the skirt waistband and pockets is also a silk blend, again from the stash.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

The blouse has darling cuffs and a collar.  It also comes with the option of flutter sleeves.  It is fully lined, so we took the opportunity to add a few steps and make it fully reversible!  Tutorial coming tomorrow.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

We really can’t say enough about Raspberry Creek Fabric’s fast shipping and friendly customer service!  Confession: the first skirt we had planned to sew was the Ellie tulle skirt, but we ended up having color matching issues (with the local fabric source) so in the midst of it all, the package from Raspberry Creek Fabrics arrived with the fabric for the Penelope Skirt pattern, so we whipped that skirt out first!

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

We are completely smitten with the little details on the Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern, like the ones we mentioned above and the gathers at the top and bottom of the sleeves.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

Annie just adores this circle skirt due to the twirl factor!  This skirt is seriously a whole circle, so it really twirls BIG twirls!  And pockets.

Gemma Skirt and Blouse sewn by Skirt Fixation in Cotton + Steel fabrics

We’re so delighted to see so many people getting involved with this edition of All The Skirts. Have you linked up your entry yet? How about the Rafflecopter giveaway?  Do so below…

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Come back tomorrow to see the other complete Gemma Skirt and Blouse we made with a reversible aspect to it!

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

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The next skirt in our All The Skirts series with Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Lottie Suspender Skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Prepare yourself to step into a storybook world with the sweetest of skirts to take you there.  All photography by Allegra.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Lottie Skirt is a vintage inspired skirt with straps.  There are 3 different finishing options for the straps and skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The straps can be scalloped, ruffled or have pintucks like we made.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The skirt can be scalloped, plain or doubled like we sewed.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Lottie Skirt can be made in 9 sizes from 12M to 9/10.  Many woven fabrics can be used to make this skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We also added the deer from the Forest Friends Pocket Set.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Choosing just the right fabrics and embellishments for the little deer face was so fun!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Making the Lottie Skirt takes some time, but the directions are without error and lead to the cutest results.  The waistband is intricate with straps and elastic panels on the sides.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

If you take time to make the Lottie Skirt, you will have an heirloom, storybook skirt when you are finished.  We definitely recommend making a Lottie Skirt!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Also, the little deer face pockets probably take as much time as the skirt to construct, but produce results so darling that after you see them, you’re smitten!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

These pockets are a perfect way to use up little scraps of fabric.  For example, do you remember on which skirt we used the Hawthorn Threads fabric on the ears?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The main skirt fabric comes from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This fabric is manufactured by Riley Blake Designs, and is called Woodland Spring.  A perfect match for this skirt, don’t you think?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Raspberry Creek Fabrics carries this fabric in several other colors too.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra took Annie to a wooded location and came back with the sweetest set of photos ever!

Lottie Skirts sewn by Skirt Fixation

Please come back Monday when we reveal another Lottie Skirt we sewed!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We’re so delighted to see others already linking up their Raspberry Creek Fabrics and Violette Field Threads creations.  Have you entered the Rafflecopter giveaway yet?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s your turn to play!  The Inlinkz is open for anything you’ve made in 2015 using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics or a Violette Field Threads pattern.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We’re excited to see what you’ve sewn!  One person (randomly chosen) from the Rafflecopter giveaway will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Also, one person (with the highest votes!!) from the Inlinkz link up will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.  What are you waiting for?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

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

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Last week we announced the next edition of All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics and today we have the first skirt sewn up for your viewing pleasure!

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We started this edition off with the Penelope Skirts by Violette Field Threads.  The sweet double ruffle skirt is simple to sew and looks so amazing!  The Penelope Double Ruffle Skirt pattern comes in 9 sizes from 2T to 10.  It is very easy to move between different sizes if your child is not “average” like we did for Annie who is very tall and thin.  For reference, we sewed a size 6 wide with size 10 length.

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Penelope Skirt pattern has some really neat things worked into the pattern.  The first thing you’ve probably noticed is that there are a couple of different looks you can achieve with the Penelope Skirt pattern.  By using different fabrics in different places, the Penelope Skirt can seem to have 2 or 3 tiers.  If you used the same fabric for the waistband and both ruffles, you could have a third look!  There’s also an option to add tulle between the layers for even more looks.  All from the same pattern.

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

A personal favorite about this pattern for me while sewing the Penelope skirt is the order in which you construct it.  Let me just say the patterns that save hemming until the very last are not as cool as this pattern.  Hemming is not my favorite activity!  Another great thing about the Penelope Skirt pattern is the professionally finished insides.  We do not have a serger, but the insides of these skirts look great; and there will be no fraying with wash and wear.

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

If you’ve been seeing this fabric everywhere lately, there’s a reason!  This is the new Four Corners fabric designed by the ladies at Simple Simon & Co. for Riley Blake Designs.  It is so delightful in its playful designs and bright colors.  The gold in the black and white skirt is metallic which Annie immediately fell in love with.  One note about the fabric which we didn’t realize before we had it in hand; the stripes run vertically on the main fabric, not horizontally as I had assumed.  This is important to know when planning  your sewing project so you know how much fabric to order.  We ended up using the main print both ways on these two skirts, and love them both; what do you think?  Isn’t it the perfect fabric for fall?

Penelope Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The teal rust gold and black Aztec fabric and the coral rust and white geometric circle fabrics are from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  You can get the gold and white geometric weave from Raspberry Creek Fabrics as well.  If you want the other fabric, you can get it here: Riley Blake Four Corners Gold Sparkle Main Black Fabric (affiliate link) We totally recommend getting your fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics because of their lightning fast shipping and friendly customer service!

Now it’s your turn to play!  If you haven’t already, please enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.  And today the Inlinkz opens up for anything you’ve made in 2015 using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics or a Violette Field Threads pattern.  We’re excited to see what you’ve sewn!  One person (randomly chosen) from the Rafflecopter giveaway will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.  One person (with the highest votes!!) from the Inlinkz link up will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.  What are you waiting for?

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These skirts are available for purchase in our Etsy shop.  See the orange/blue one here.  See the black/gold one here.