Violette Field Threads- Annabelle

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Annabelle Maxi Dress by Violette Field Threads  is on the Blog today!! Can’t wait to show you what I did with Annabelle. This dress pattern and 10 other patterns are being offered through the BundleUp Sale. If you don’t know what BundleUp is well, you’re missing out on a great deal. Bundle Up is an opportunity to purchase several new patterns at a discounted rate. The more you buy the more you save. To receive the best pricing you need to purchase at least 6 patterns and the more you buy after that the price drops even further.  Whats not to love, right?? Be sure to read all the way to the end to hear details on how you can win a COVERSTITCH and many more prizes!!

I made two dress. One per the instruction and then a shorter version with a single chevron row. When I first printed the pattern and started cutting I asked myself, “Am I making a Quilt or a Dress”?? Well, It’s a Quilt Dress! 🙂

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Quick Run Down:
*Size 2T-10
*Size chart- Sizing is comparable to Ready to Wear Sizes
*Elastic Back
*Sweet Heart Neckline
*Maxi Dress
*Cap Sleeve

As soon as I saw the pattern I knew what fabric I wanted to use- Wild and Free by Maurren Cracknell and Art Gallery Fabrics. I love the Bohemian style of the print and the soft touch and flow of Art Gallery fabric. Long maxi dress played off the bohemian design of the Wild and Free Collection.

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Here are some pointers to make this dress a quick sew:
*Non Direction prints
*Reading directions first will make the construction of the panels flow faster
*Precious sewing- 1/2″
*Pinning
***Laying out your pieces on the floor to see how it is all going together- This helped me a lot!

 

IMG_0532 Floral Halo by Little Sparrow Bow on Etsy-Thank you!!

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Shorten Modified Version:

A fabric store , Needle in a Fabric Stash, recently opened in my hometown and on my first trip I saw this gorgeous fabric by Michael Miller, Emma’s Garden by Patty Sloniger. So when I decided I wanted to modify the dress I ran back to the shop and picked up a few yards. This fabric screams Spring, right??

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 Mini Tutorial for the shorten version of the Annabelle will be on Pattern Revolution !!

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Fabric-

Shoulder Straps: Cotton and Steel XOXO

Top and Skirt: Emma’s Garden By Michael Miller Fabrics

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I am so in love with this photo location. Found it completely by luck as my daughter had her soccer Tournament at this park. 🙂

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Check out the BundleUp HERE and grab the Annabelle Dress by VFT!

Thank you Violette Field Threads and Pattern Revolution for allowing me to sew up the Annabelle Dress

Ok, Ladies sign up HERE for Amazing Giveaway!!! Just look at all the great stuff you could win!

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-Alexis/ My Sweet Sunshine

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Violette Field Threads Vivienne Review and Giveway

Violette Field Threads Vivienne Review and Giveway

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Hello Ladies!!

I am so excited to share with you the NEW and AMAZING Vivienne Misses Pattern by Violette Fields Threads. I first want to say thank you to Violette Field Threads for the wonderful opportunity to sew and review one of your patterns. I have always been a fan of their patterns and Vivienne is no exception!

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Let first start with the nitty gritty:
*Blouse Sizing XXS-XXL
*Skirt sizing 0-16
*Short sleeve top
*Button Down the Back
*Overskirt and Underskirt are separate
*Overskirt closed by 4-5 buttons

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Ok, lets get to the fun stuff, YAY!
I made the Blouse with a Cotton Nylon Lace fabric that I have been hoarding from Jo-Ann. I am so into Coral right now so when I saw it I knew it needed to join my secret fabric stash (don’t tell my hubby). For the Overskirt I chose a fabric from the Arizona Collection called Tomahawk Stripe. I love this entire fabric collection from Art Gallery Fabric.  I mean what’s not to love, the colors are amazing and so is the their fabric. So here is the only modiciation I did to the underskirt, I used a premade ruffle fabric that I purchased from Ruffle Fabric, LLC. The fabric is so yummy and it saved me so much time, yahoo! I made the Underskirt per the pattern’s instructions then pinned the ruffle fabric to the skirt. You could of course use only the ruffle fabric as your Underskirt, but I wanted to save what I had for more projects! 😉

 

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Pebble Boho Chic By Ruffle Fabric, LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

Violette Field Threads hit it out of the park with this outfit. Not only is it a well written pattern but you will be looking stylish when you get finished sewing it. It took me less then a day to sew up from start to finish. Don’t be intimidated to sew yourself a Vivienne , VFT does a great job in not only explaining but also visually show you step by step instructions. I chose the XS for the Blouse and Size 2 for the skirt and the fit was right on.

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This Outfit works great for Summer and Fall!

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The Ladies at Violette Fields Thread have been so nice to offer My Sweet Sunshine Fans a giveaway. Check out the Rafflecoptor below for all the yummy Prizes. There will be 3 winners 🙂

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