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.
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.
The bodice has two sleeve versions:
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.
Vintage length that finishes 1.5”-2” above the knee
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.
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!
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.
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.
I hope you love and enjoy making a Genevieve Dress for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, best friend’s daughter or whomever you sew for!! 🙂