{Monday Feature} with Riley Blake Designs

Monday, Oct 26 - posted by Emily

Monday feature

Happy Monday!  It's has been a busy season here at Violette Field Threads.  The fall releases are continuing this week and the newest one is a fast favorite!  As an active mom of three, fitting in time to sew is a luxury and when I do sew, it needs to be something really special.  I love choosing gorgeous fabrics as much as finding the perfect pattern and all the amazing fabrics from Riley Blake Designs will have you swooning!

Genevieve PDF Pattern

The newest dress pattern, Genevieve, is one you will definitely need to sew up.  Genevieve is the debut release by Alexis Wright and it is stunning!! I don't know about you, but my most loved patterns tend to be the ones that have lots and lots of options, and Genevieve certainly fits the bill!

Genevieve dress with pockets

Genevieve is set to release tomorrow {Tuesday} and the pattern is sized 2T-10 years.  Genevieve features a lovely flounced front and back bodice, sleeveless or glamorous elbow length sleeves, bubble, straight or vintage length skirts, and pockets!!  Talk about options!!

Genevieve dress with straight skirt

What I adore the most about this pattern is how versatile it is for different occasions.   You could use special occasion fabrics and create something very special or you could use lovely cottons for a fun everyday look.

Genevieve pdf patern

When I saw this pattern, I knew immediately what fabrics I wanted to use!  The Zombie Love line from Emily Taylor for Riley Blake was perfect.  I adore the Floral Cream fabric.  The colors were perfect for fall and I love the subtle floral pattern.

Button back Genevieve

I knew I needed a fantastic coordinate, and the small tone on tone dots fit the bill.  Grey is my favorite color, and I knew the little lady wouldn't mind as long as she had something girly too!

Headband in RB fabrics

These fabrics are such a dream to sew with, I didn't want to stop at just the dress.  And every little lady needs an accessory.

Reversible headband in RB fabrics

I thought about what my daughter uses the most, and I realized that hair accessories are the way to go for her.  I decided to sew up a super simple headband.  And when I say super simple, I mean it!

cut 2 strips of fabric

I cut 2 strips of fabric, 3"x13" in coordinating fabrics.  

sew strips together

I placed the fabrics, right sides together, and sewed both long edges with a 1/2" SA, leaving both shorts ends opened.  After sewing I trimmed 1/2 the SA and turned right sides out and ironed.  

sew short ends closed

I folded in the short edges 1/2" and ironed.  I then cut 2 10" pieces of ribbon, and placed 1 inside each short end and pinned.  You could easily add elastic instead of ribbon!  topstitch around the entire headband.  That's it!  It took about 5 min and is so simple and easy.

finished reversible headband

It really is a great way to accessorize any outfit.  I love that it is reversible!  My little lady has refused to take it off since I made it for her!  Looks like I will be making many more of these!  

Riley Blake Zombie Love fabrics

I really enjoy sewing with Riley Blake Fabrics!  The fabrics wash beautifully and are so incredibly soft, it's no wonder my daughter tends to love her dresses made with these fabrics the most.

Genevieve dress in Riley Blake Fabrics

Check back on Tuesday for the release of  the newest VFT pattern, Genevieve.  Until then, take a look at our current gorgeous line of up girls dress patterns in the shop! 

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