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Fabric Love with Bari J (Sage) and a Giveaway!

Thursday, Jan 19 - posted by Crystal

Fabric Love with bari J Sage


As always, the incredibly talented Bari J has captured our hearts with her new fabric collection, Sage.  Inspired by the desert landscape of her home, these fabrics feature gorgeous florals and colorful prints.  They're so perfect for spring sewing! Sit back and take in all of this incredible photographic eye candy from some of our uber talented tester/designer team. These ladies seriously have such creativity! 

Sage fabric Clara

Sage is available in two color palettes and I think it's impossible to choose which is more lovely!


sharp web sage palette

The Late Desert color palette showcases these gorgeous purple and green tones, reminiscent of dusk in the desert.  The green is so on trend for spring as Greenery is the 2017 Pantone color of the year.  Depending...


Sewing with a PDF Pattern {The Basics}

Tuesday, Jan 17 - posted by Crystal

Since it's the beginning of a new year, we wanted to take the opportunity to review some Violette Field Threads sewing pattern basics such as; printing our PDF patterns, assembling the pattern, and choosing the correct size.  

While we know most of you are seasoned pros at this point, we also know there are some newcomers to VFT and to the wonderful world of sewing.  When we started Violette Field Threads, the intent was to make sewing EASY! As with most new ventures, until you get familiar with the process, there may be a little trepidation! Continue reading, and you'll gain confidence to get rolling! 

The start of a new year is also a perfect time to measure your little one and see how much they grew over the last year...and to make sure you're sewing the correct size as you're thinking about Spring and Summer...


The {Clara} Pattern: New Features!

Friday, Jan 13 - posted by Crystal

Clara Main blog

The Clara is one of our most beloved patterns and it's easy to see why!  The curved bodice detail and the sweet ruffles look lovely every time we sew one.  Since the initial release of the Clara Top and Bloomers we've been asked many times how to adapt the top to dress length and how to eliminate the bodice curve in order to give Clara a slightly different, but still timeless look.  We decided to give Clara a little refresh in time for spring and include those two options!  The Clara pattern now includes options for it to be sewn as a top or dress with either a curved or straight bodice!  You can pick up your copy (here).

Straight bodice Clara dress

Clara with straight bodice dress length

This is still...


Introducing the {Sleeve Basics} Pattern and Tutorial!

Thursday, Jan 12 - posted by Crystal

If you're anything like me, you have a favorite pattern...or many favorite patterns!  But, some of my tried and true loves are sleeveless and aren't suitable for year round wear. Or they have long sleeves and can't be worn during summer.   The {Sleeve Basics} Pattern and Tutorial is the solution!  These 5 sleeve options can be added to many of our sleeveless patterns (and some of our patterns with sleeves) to change the look and make each pattern more versatile!  Included in the pattern you get a; long sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, cap sleeve, arched cap sleeve, and a flutter sleeve.  Endless opportunities for creativity!  It's so amazing how the addition of a simple sleeve can change the look of one of your favorite patterns.  You can pick up your copy of the {Sleeve Basics} here.

Sleeve basics Main

Bell Sleeve {Luna} Dress Tutorial

Saturday, Jan 07 - posted by Crystal

Luna Tutorial Main image

It's no secret that Luna is one of my all time favorite patterns!  Something about it just speaks to me, the chic boho style, the opportunity to pair up multiple fabrics, the full skirt, the pockets...I just adore it!  After the release I found myself sewing so many versions, but then realized that the short dolman sleeves may not work for the upcoming winter weather.  While Luna looks adorable layered over a long sleeve tee, I knew I wanted to play with the sleeves.  I wanted to maintain that boho style while making the pattern more suitable for colder weather.  

Bell sleeve Luna

Luna bell sleeve back

I decided that bell sleeves best fit the style I was looking for and got to work.  I just love how it turned out.  Today I'll be sharing a simple tutorial for...