Violette Field Thread and my first pattern, Genevieve

Hello,

I hope you saw my Friday’s blog post on Violette Field Thread’s Blog! If you did not catch friday’s post, I shared my inspiration behind my VERY first pattern, Genevieve.

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So let’s jump into what makes up Genevieve…

Genevieve comes in sizes 2-9/10 and features a flowy flounce bodice. I adore the flounce and love the back of the bodice because of the way the buttons are running down the back. I’ve seen a lot of questions about the top construction in some of the earlier comments.  The sleeved version appears almost like a separate cropped jacket over the bodice, but it’s actually 3 connected layers.  This is where my Jackie O influence comes in.

Front/Side:

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Back:

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The bodice has two sleeve versions:

Sleeveless version:

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Sleeved Version:

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I have also included three skirt options with or without pockets!! I adore pockets in skirts, don’t you?!?!

Regular length that finishes just above the knee.

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Vintage length that finishes 1.5”-2” above the knee

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BUBBLE skirt!!! Ohhhhh, you will LOVE the bubble skirt. It is so much fun! That bubble skirt is great for older girls just as it is great for the little ones.

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I need to pause for a moment and thank Art Gallery Fabric and Katarina Roccella  for sharing Wonderland Fabrics with me! I am so grateful to have their beautiful fabrics for all my dresses and instructions. It is always an honor to work with you and to sew with your great fabric!

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I am so grateful for each one of my testers and each one of them hit it out of the park. The testers used everything from tulle, sequins, velvet, dupioni silk and of course quilter’s cotton fabrics in their creations.  Just by changing the fabric up you can have the perfect dress for a party, church, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and can even go out on a fun Easter egg hunt.

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I am so grateful to Ericka and Jessica for not only believing in me and asking me to join their team but supporting me more than I could ever imagine! They are both beautiful inside and out!!

Have you seen their absolutely stunning daughter???

FYI- They used snap instead of buttons due to fabric choice.

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I hope you love and enjoy making a Genevieve Dress for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, best friend’s daughter or whomever you sew for!!  🙂

See more on VFT Blog HERE and Purchase HERE

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More pictures…

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-Alexis

Wonderland Blog Tour

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Hello and Welcome back!!

Sorry, it has been quiet around here. I have been very busy sewing and getting my first pattern with Violette Field Threads ready for the testing phase! 🙂

So today I’m lucky to be a part of the Wonderland Blog Tour and I am VERY excited to share what I made and also show off  this beautiful fabric. Katarina Roccella‘s and Art Gallery Fabrics new Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland inspired collection is  fun,  whimsical and full of beautiful purples, pinks, aqua and even metallic!

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I had the privilege of meeting Katarina at the last Quilt Market. She was incredibly kind hearted, down to earth and beautiful inside and out. Thank  you for allowing me the privilege of joining you on your blog tour!!

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For this tour I had the privilege of using three pieces from Katerina’s Collection.

*Enchanted Leaves Plum in Voile

*Diamond Flush Gold

*Wonderlandia Confection Metallic

Voile is was the perfect substrate for the flounce and moves so beautifully.

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Floral Headband by Little Sparrow Bows

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My daughter loves these fabrics especially Wonderlandia Confection because of the whimsical little girls having a tea party and swinging from trees. This fabric collection is perfect for children’s clothing young and older.  Even I would love a skirt or dress  with the Enchanted Leaves Plum!

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Just look at that yummy plum color!!

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Not only do I get to show off this beautiful fabric but this is also a preview of my very first pattern, Genevieve, with Violette Field Threads. We are currently in testing and will be releasing soon. The testers have out done themselves and I can’t wait to share.  I have SEVERAL more pictures and way more details to share later.  Like what inspired me to design this style , think Jackie O meets modern day trends.  This has been my baby since May so I am beyond excited to share this with you! Eeeeek!!!

You can see more of my inspiration HERE !!!

Here is a sneak peek of

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Dress above is made with:

*Cheshire Feathers Pastry Metallic

*Rosewater Tears

Dress shown below is made with:

*Enchanted Leaves Plum

*Your Heart Pink Metallic

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I cannot wait to show you all the photos and detail on the next blog post!! 😉

I am so grateful to Art Gallery Fabrics and Katarina for sending me fabric to use in my tutorial, promotion and blog tour! Thank you!!

-Alexis

Here is a run down of the blog tour:

1. ERICA TOOLE – October 5th
2. LAURA SCARAMELLA of SIMPLE LIFE COMPANY – October 6th
3. DANA BOLYARD – October 7th
4. RACHAEL GANDER – October 8th
5. HEATHER and MEG of QUILT STORY – October 9th
6. JOELLEN KEMPER of SEW ILLUMINATED – October 10th
7. STACY BARRETT of a VINTAGE FAIRYTALE – October 11th
8. ERICA JACKMAN – October 12th
9. KATHLEEN RIGGINS – October 13th
10. MARIJA VUJČIĆ – October 14th
11. SVETLANA SOTAK – October 15th
12. KYLIE KELSHEIMER of SEW KYLIE – October 16th
13. ALEXIS WRIGHT of MY SWEET SUNSHINE – October 17th
14. MICHELLE WILKIE – October 18th
15. HEMAMALINI – October 19th

16. LYNNE GOLDSWORTHY – October 20th

Christmas card anyone???
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