Wednesday
Apr 16

by Ericka

Fiona Sew-Along Part Three: Finishing the Bodice

Today we begin Part Three of the Fiona Sew-Along! Our last post we finished work on the dress basics; straps, ties & button loops. As you may recall we are making two Fiona pieces, the top & the dress. So whichever you are following along with, we will be making your bodice today! One step closer...Don't forget to grab your Fiona Paper or PDF Pattern to refer to as well!
For those of you who may be just now joining us I wanted to fill...

Friday
Apr 11

by Jessica

Exciting News: Vivienne Blouse & Skirt Now Sold as Set!

The Vivienne skirt has been one of our best sellers since it's introduction! To make this Violette Field Threads classic even better, we have decided to add to this popular pattern. We are excited to announce that we will *now* be offering our favorite pairing piece, the adorable blouse shown below, with the Vivienne skirt to make one complete outfit!
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This sweet blouse features a delicate ruffle around the center gathered neckline.  The blouse is loosely fitted, with the sleeves and bottom of the blouse cinched in with shirring.  The shirring makes this blouse sweet...

Tuesday
Apr 08

by Jessica

Retail Sample Sharing Program

We are so excited to announce our very first Sample Sharing Program for retail stores carrying Violette Field Threads paper patterns! This program allows each participant to become the home to one of our Violette Field Threads pieces for 4 months! We have a gallery of sample options to choose from and will ship your choice to your retail location for display! It will come with several lookbooks and other fun goodies, great for filling bare counter space.
This will be a fun and easy way to brighten any store, not to mention...

Friday
Apr 04

by Ericka

Fiona Sew-Along Part Two: Straps, Side Ties & Button Loops

Are you ready to start sewing?!  Today we are going to begin our project and work on the basics; straps, ties & buttons loops. These are components that will go into our dress or top bodice. I will be creating two Fiona's, one top & one dress.  First up is my Fiona Top!
Hopefully over the past couple of days you have chosen your fabric and cut out your pattern and fabric. I am working off of the Fiona Paper Pattern, if however you used...

Thursday
Apr 03

by Ericka

Fabric Love-Sweet as Honey by Art Gallery Fabrics

Today we are featuring a line from Art Gallery Fabrics- Sweet as Honey! Self described as "Contemporary Elegant",Art Gallery Fabrics brings a chic and modern twist to traditional prints. We simply cannot get enough of this stylish, exciting fabric created by the talented Bonnie Christine!
Bonnie grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and finds her inspiration from the amazing outdoors. In Sweet as Honey you will find amazing bright hues that transport you to a perfect summer day! Our Piper Dress created...

Tuesday
Apr 01

by Ericka

Fiona Sew A-long Part 1 - Choosing the Right Fabric

Fabric selection is everything!  If you are like us then you adore fabric.  We could spend hours pouring over prints, touching silks and picking out the perfect buttons and ribbons. Choosing your materials for any project really is half the fun! 
Fiona can take on many different looks depending on your choice of fabric, so now it is decision time:
What kind of look are you hoping to achieve? Formal, semi-dressy, or play day fun? Vintage, modern, whimsical, romantic?
Lets run down some...

Friday
Mar 28

by Ericka

The Fiona Sew Along

How would you like to make a Fiona together? We would love to invite you to share with us during our Fiona Sew-Along. 
 
Have you ever taken part in a sew-along? Everything is more fun with friends, but unfortunately we cannot all get together in person and sew together.  So, a sew-along is the next best thing!!  We will connect virtually and share our tips, tricks and inspiration while sewing the Fiona Dress or Top. A little further down we will have a rundown of the sew-along schedule,...

Thursday
Mar 20

by Jessica

Maggie Sew & Win Top Five Showcase

Every entry we received in our Maggie Sew & Win is deserving of recognition! We were so impressed with the creativity shown in the design and styling of each Maggie look! We wanted to share every photograph submitted by our Top Five finalist.
These entries were so amazing we wanted to make sure to share the inspiration! Take a look at these gorgeous shoots and spread the love...
  
 

Thursday
Mar 20

by Jessica

Fan Gushing: Maggie Sew & Win Contest & Giveaway

Well, Violette Fans, you've really outdone yourselves!!!
The Maggie Sew & Win was such a success! We had so many amazing entries.  Originally, we were going to choose our favorite 3 and then allow our fans to vote, but with so many entries, we couldn't narrow it down past our favorite 5.  So, here you have it! 
OUR TOP 5!
Have a look at these beauties below, and then head over to our Facebook page
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You'll see an album entitled: "Maggie...

Thursday
Mar 13

by Jessica

Look of the Week:Instagram Giveaway

We are excited to announce the introduction of Violette Field Threads' Look of the Week Instagram contest!
One of our fans will be chosen from Instagram to be the Violette Field Threads' Look of the Week!! All you have to do is post a picture of your favorite Violette Field Threads ensemble on Instagram @violettefieldthreads using #violettelotw. Each week our chosen customer will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop!!
So remember, all you do to enter is Instagram your picture @violettefieldthreads using #violettelotw.

Tuesday
Feb 18

by Jessica

The Maggie Sew & Win!

Sew your own Maggie for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  Sew either a Women's Maggie, a Children's Maggie or both and submit a stylized photo to us by March 17, 2014. We will put all of the photos into an online Facebook photo album to share your creations. We will then choose our top three looks.  The top three photos will be polled by our Facebook Fans to determine the winning order.  Here are the top three prizes (drum roll please!!!):
Grand Prize:...

Thursday
Feb 13

by Ericka

Fabric Love - Fort Firefly by Birch

Today we are featuring another line from Birch Organics - Fort Firefly!  Fort Firefly is a whimsical line that we simply adore. Designer Teagan White has created a work of art on organic cotton!

Fort Firefly features exquisite prints that remind you of summers gone by chasing fireflies, skipping through meadows and making flower crowns.  You can almost smell the campfire when you create with this collection! The rich colors are perfect for year round wear and we particularly love the soft organics for children's clothes.

Here...

Wednesday
Jan 08

by Ericka

We {Heart} Handmade Gifts- Pajama Sets! -Week 2

With the weather around the nation being so cold, how appropriate that our next post in our blog series "We {Heart} Handmade" is cozy pj's. 
This next project is perfect for chilly winter night and snowy winter mornings. Our snugly flannel pajama sets are as cozy a cup of hot cocoa and as cute as a baby polar bear!! We'll show you how we did it AND have a little giveaway to boot!
Look at our girls, all snuggled up, enjoying some milk, cookies,...

Friday
Dec 20

by Jessica

We {Heart} Handmade - Tea Towels - Week 1

We are very excited to introduce you to our new 4 week blog series: We {Heart} Handmade!  Each week we will be posting a *new* free tutorial for gifts, home decor, clothing and accessories - and a giveaway to boot!  

Let's get started with our first tutorial: Tea Towels.  

We absolutely love all the fun tea towels from Anthropologie.  We actually each own a few ourselves.  If you were to purchase an embellished set of 3, it might set you back...

Thursday
Nov 28

by Ericka

Biggest (and last) Sale of the Year!!!

That is right! Do not miss out on 35% off sitewide!!  Every pattern is 35% off,  PDF and Paper Patterns now through Monday, December 2, 2013.

If that was not already great enough, we are also offering a $25.00 gift certificate for everyone who spends $75 or more during the sale!  Trust us, you will be happy to have this as new releases start back up next month.  The discount can also be gifted a friend.
Here are a few patterns you...

Wednesday
Sep 11

by Jessica

Sewing with Knits for Beginners (and a giveaway)

Row 1: Gretchen, Phoebe, Gretchen, Adele, Phoebe, Lilly Belle
Row 2: Madelyn, Elise, Kate, Phoebe, Olive

"I would love to make that, but I do not know how to sew with knit!" 

We can't tell you how often we've had that said to us...  Do you feel the same? Does sewing with knits feel intimidating?  You're not alone if it does!  But sewing with knits is so easy! You just need to know a few things before...

Friday
Aug 16

by Ericka

Fabric Love - Birch Organics

What is even better than beautiful fabrics?  How about beautiful fabric that is eco-friendly!!  This is one reason why we are so excited about our featured fabric company, Birch Fabrics.

Birch fabric is an amazing company that is on the cutting edge of trends while at the same time staying true to their roots of being environmentally friendly. The cottons are so soft and strong to work with, they are truly perfect for sewing clothing.  They also offer many prints in Home Decorating weight and...

Friday
Jun 07

by Ericka

Fabric Love - Amy Butler Cameo Voile

It has been too long since we had featured a fabric we love!!  So today we have some especially gorgeous fabric to share with you!  You may have heard of the designer, Amy Butler??  Hahaha, of course you already know and love the amazingly talented Amy Butler!!  She is quite possibly one of the most well known and beloved textile designers in the sewing/quilting world. Her collections are always perfect!

 Today we are featuring her Cameo fabric Collection.  This collection is so beautiful with all the saturated jewel tones and...

Wednesday
May 29

by Jessica

Stella - How to add an extra shoulder strap- Free Tutorial and a Giveaway

One of our first and favorite patterns is the Stella One Shoulder Sundress. 

It has so much charm and is perfect for our hot Southern Summers.  We've been waiting for Summer so we could share this *free* tutorial addition with you all!

(Fabric: left dress: Echino Cycling in Citron & Kikka Green / right dress: Echino Cycling in Pink & Kikka Pink)

We have noticed a new trend lately of an addition of a small strap on the opposite shoulder of "one shoulder" dresses.  We think...

Friday
May 24

by Ericka

Spring Pattern Giveaway!!

We have released 8 amazing patterns for Spring 2013!! Have you sewn any of them?  Would you like to have them all?? Well now is your chance!  We are giving away all 8 PDF Patterns to 3 lucky winners!!!

Here is a peek into all 8 of these gorgeous designs:

Bridgette!  Bridgette is a one-shoulder, polished party dress with attached tulle pettiskirt.

Cosette!  The new Maxi dress in town, features a pleated bodice and cascading flutter...

Tuesday
May 14

by Ericka

Whimsical Fabric Giveaway

We are so excited to feature one of our fabulous blog sponsors: Whimsical Fabric!!

Whimsical Fabric is a colorful shop full of fresh, fun fabrics!  They offer so many inspiring prints by Michael Miller, Riley Blake and more.  They make it easy to shop by offering full and half yard cuts.  In addition, they offer a full range of Fat Quarter Bundles, Jelly Rolls and Charm Bundles.

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Monday
Apr 29

by Ericka

Sweet Bow Headband Tutorial

 

The perfect accessory can make an outfit!  We love creating beautiful flower and bow headbands to coordinate many of our looks.  This season we made this Sweet Bow Headband to compliment the cover look of our Madelyn Top.  We decided it would be a fun addition for the Madelyn Paper Pattern and would like to share the tutorial here for all of our fans to enjoy!!!

Sweet Bow Headband with our Madelyn Top & Scarlett Skirt

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Roper Photography

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Friday
Apr 19

by Ericka

Fabric Love - Salt Water

Summer is just around the corner!!  Summer is one of our favorite seasons of sewing thanks to sundresses, breezy tops and all the beautiful summer fabrics.  It is not hard to see we have a soft spot for all things nautical and that is why we are featuring Tula Pink, a fabulous FreeSpirit Fabric Designer and her Salt Water line on our Fabric Love series this week!!

This gorgeous fabric is available in three bold colorways, all of which have us drooling! 

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Monday
Apr 08

by Ericka

A Craftsy Giveaway!

Have you heard of Craftsy yet?  Craftsy has taken the creative world by storm.  They are a go to place for all things creative!!

Craftsy has an online shop with a wide variety of sewing patterns to make just about anything!  They  sell supplies to help you get your project started.  They also offer workshops to help you make small projects.

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