Hi everyone! It’s Kimberlee from Harper Creek Boutique. Sometimes the inspiration for a dress comes from your children, and that’s the case with Blithe by Violette Field Threads. When my oldest daughter saw this dress, she had to have it for her 4th birthday dress. We had planned a princess birthday party, and this was just the dress to make her feel like a princess. I love the tulip style sleeves, the high-low skirt and the tulle underskirt. This is such a unique showstopper! You can make it with special occasion fabrics like I did, or you can use quilting cotton. The back is complete with a zipper and the entire dress is lined. The dress went together much easier than I planned for, and it only took 3-4 hours from cut to finish. Brylee is wearing a size 4 and 3 chest. Blithe comes in girls sizes 2-10, tween sizes 10-16, and the 18” doll pattern will be releasing on December 13, 2017.
My daughter loves to spin and dance in the dress, and thinks it’s so cool that she can do the zipper by herself. She was so excited to show off her dress at her birthday party!
I am that mom that likes for her children to be matching. I find that less “getting ready” arguments happen when I have the same outfit picked out for both girls. Plus, for the time being, they enjoy wearing the same thing. I am always drawn to anything that makes my girls look young and innocent and ruffles are one of the things that do that for me. Marissa by Violette Field Threads is adorned with beautiful ruffles around a square illusion neckline. So Marissa became my girls Christmas dresses. Marissa comes in baby sizes 0-3 months to sizes 18-24 months, girls sizes 2-10, and an 18” doll pattern will be released on December 13, 2017. My youngest daughter is wearing a size 6-12 months with a 12-18 months length, and my older daughter is wearing a size 4 with a 3 chest.
Marissa has a zippered back, along with an optional sash. The dress has a fully lined bodice and skirt. We went to the Opryland hotel to take photos, and we got stopped more times than I can count to receive a compliment on Marissa. The dresses are just gorgeous!
I’ll leave you with a priceless photo of my girls in their Marissa dresses visiting Santa. Merry Christmas!
The Ashlynn Girl and Doll dress:
My little Hobbes has been so busy with after school and weekend commitments this school year, that I really wanted to surprise her with an outfit she can wear and play in during her quiet-time, in-room play. Her favorite games to play are with her dolls. Often playing mommy to a room of children sleeping, eating and learning. When I saw that Violette Field Threads released their first Pajamas dress, top and short sets, I quickly requested the Ashlynn Child and Doll patterns since it looked like a quick sew (this mom has a full time business) and the results would bring hours of happiness to my seven year old. And I wasn’t disappointed! After I took these pictures, Hobbes disappeared for the entire afternoon to just play with her doll.
Ashlynn is available for 18” doll (you can get yours at American Girl, Target, Walmart and Michael Stores) and for Child size 2T-9/10. The pattern is filled with length options as well as a printed A-line Vintage style and a No-Print Slim option. Since my printer was on the fritz, I choose the quick Slim Pattern in knee length and even decreased the width measurement by a few inches to make my daughter’s size 5 dress fit into a remnant of this beautiful Japanese lawn. I achieved this by cutting the width of both my front and back piece across my remnant using salvage to salvage width. You can sew Ashlynn in wovens and knit fabrics, so your choices are unlimited.
Hey everyone! It’s Rebekah from Rebekah Sews again!! Today I am sharing something that is just so warm and cozy. As the weather gets colder I always am in a flurry to find the winter coats again and wash them. Of course when you have growing kiddos it means buying new ones (much to my chagrin!). Well when I saw the Valentina coat pattern just released in the new collection by Violette Field Threads I knew I had to sew it up for Ruth.
Now this coat is just so elegant. It comes in sizes 2-10yrs and features a short or long high low (you know I am such a sucker for high-low anything!). You can also have a button, belted, or hidden snap front. But what I love about this coat is that while it is meant more as a dress coat, it looks amazing as a everyday coat too.
I knew I wanted to make it super cozy for Ruth. So I made it with all fleece!! Now she measured perfectly in a size 3. I debated whether or not to go up a size as fleece is a bit thicker than your traditional lining, but since Ruth is such a peanut I decided to see what happens. Well the fit is perfect! However there is no growing room. So if you want growing room and you are making it with fleece for both layers definitely size up!
When I first got the pattern my biggest decision was what length to make. I love both lengths. So I sewed both lengths!!! Now to do this is really easy. You just sew up the lining and main part of the short skirt length. Now sew them together just like the pattern calls for, it just won’t have the bodice portion. Then before sewing the main bodice to the long skirt you sandwich the short skirt in between!! Really easy!!
I just love how this turned out. It was so fun for Ruth too! She looks like a little lady, but can run and jump around too. This is definitely a winner in my book!