{Introducing} Modern Playground Collection: Tatum & Kensley

{Introducing} Modern Playground Collection: Tatum & Kensley

Welcome back for another great post sharing more inspiration and information on the new pattern releases!!!

Today we're taking a closer look at the Modern Playground collection: Tatum & Kensley.

When thinking about Back to School style, we knew that your girls & tweens would want sleeve option as the temperature changes from the heat of summer to the crisp air of fall. We also knew that they would want comfortable clothing but with some really great style details!

Be sure to check back on yesterday's post for the Vintage Study Hall collection and a giveaway! Read today's post for another awesome giveaway!!!!

Tatum

Tatum is a knit dolman style dress featuring several sleeve length options and a full, gathered skirt. Since the bodice is dolman style, that means no separate sleeve piece needed!!!! This makes for a super fast and super easy sew- perfect for the beginning sewist!

Sew Tatum in a short, 3/4 or long sleeve length for year round wear!

Tatum for tweens is a stylish, comfy and easy wear! The dolman style sleeve is so on trend and your tween will love that her Tatum looks like it could have been purchased at her favorite designer store.

Kensley

Kensley is perfect for your girly girl! The gorgeous scoop back is so feminine and sweet! The full, gathered circle skirt brings an amazing twirl. So many sleeve options: sleeveless, short, long, and long with ruffle.

 

Kensley is such a flattering style for tweens with a slim waist and full hemline. 

Now that you're inspired and in need of some great knit fabric, we're going to giveaway a $100 Visa Gift Card . Simply enter the giveaway below!

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Don't forget to use code STYLE25 to save 25% off your purchase, site wide through September 13, 2018. 

Shop the new collection here.

September 12, 2018 by Cassie M
{Introducing} Vintage Study Hall Collection: Harper & Lulu

{Introducing} Vintage Study Hall Collection: Harper & Lulu

Hey friends!!! We're back with another stellar release of girls & tweens patterns just perfect for Back to School sewing!!!

Today we'll take a look at the Vintage Study Hall Collection: Harper & Lulu. Check back tomorrow for more inspiration and information about the Modern Playground Collection: Tatum & Kensley. Be sure to read all the way through both posts, as there may be something special for you at the end!!!

The Vintage Study Hall collection was designed to fit the Violette Field Threads style of sweet details, vintage charm and of course great showcasing of your favorite fabrics!

Harper

Harper is a dolman style bodice with optional rounded collar and vintage style neckline. The waist darts of the bodice bring a tailored look to the often boxy shape of a dolman bodice.

The skirt features optional pockets perfect for storing treasures! To really bring in a vintage touch, the girls pattern includes an optional waist sash that really sets off the look with some piping trim!

Harper is also great for your tween- giving a mature and classic look.

Harper can be sewn as a special occasion dress as shown by two of our testers here.

Or, Harper can be sewn in quilting cotton for a more everyday look. 

Lulu

Lulu is a high-waisted full circle skirt pinafore. The straps can be secured with a ribbon tie or a button tab.

The skirt closure is a simple zipper. Lulu layers beautifully with Harper or your other favorite VFT dresses. 

Your little girl will love the twirl factor that Lulu brings!

Lulu for tweens is all the rage on Pinterest and with favorite IG style bloggers. A high waisted skirt is super in trend, and the circle skirt creates a slim waist with a full hemline for a really flattering shape.

We hope you'd love getting a closer look at the Vintage Study Hall collection. Come back tomorrow for the Modern Playground.

Don't forget to use code STYLE25 to save 25% off your purchase, site wide through September 13, 2018. 

Shop the new collection here.

Feeling inspired to sew and dress up your girls & tweens with Harper and Lulu? We know you're stylish girl will need some accessories like shoes, socks, etc. so here is a chance to win $50 shop credit to one of our favorite retailers: Joyfolie!!! Simply enter the rafflecopter below!

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September 11, 2018 by Cassie M
Back to School Collection 1 Sale & Giveaway

Back to School Collection 1 Sale & Giveaway

We're celebrating the release of Brynn, Amaya and Maddie with a great 25% off sale and one more fantastic giveaway!!!!! If summer has to end, at least we have fall sewing to look forward to, right??? Be sure to use coupon code "CLASS" upon checkout to receive the sale price!!!

In case you haven't met our three newest patterns for Girls, Tween and Doll yet...let me introduce you!

Brynn

Brynn is a modern take on a classic silhouette.  Brynn features a flattering boatneck neckline with a drop waist bodice that buttons (or snaps) down the front.  The drop waist dress version features an asymmetrical bodice seam line and full skirt.

Brynn can be made sleeveless for warmer months and also includes a set-in short sleeve. Brynn is perfect to wear alone or for layering under jumper, pinafores and cardigans.

Amaya

Amaya is a stylish beauty! Amaya features a slip on/no closure style bodice with a beautiful front curve. Amaya features two full skirt options including: a hi-low skirt with a fun vintage length hem and a straight hem that sets approximately 2" above the knee. 

Two sleeve options are included of short and 3/4 length, making Amaya a perfect transitional piece for in between seasons. Amaya also includes instruction on how to make and insert piping! 

Maddie

Maddie is a must have, classic Jumper! Maddie features two length options: vintage and regular, three pocket options: kangaroo, front center and lower front pockets, and three strap closure options: button, overall buckle and grommet. Maddie in vintage length layers fabulously over your favorite Violette Field Threads dresses like Amaya, Brynn, Hattie and Georgia with the perfect fit and flare! Maddie in regular length is perfect layered over many VFT tops including: Brynn, Talulah, Julianna, Belle and others!

We know you have fallen in love with each of these three patterns, but don't leave to shop just yet!!! You'll need some new fabrics for these gorgeous new styles, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!!!

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August 10, 2018 by Cassie M
Back to School Pattern- Meet Maddie Girls and Tween plus a Giveaway!

Back to School Pattern- Meet Maddie Girls and Tween plus a Giveaway!

Hey friends!!!! I am so excited to share with you my newest pattern, Maddie!!! Maddie is a wonderful, staple pattern that will layer over your favorite VFT dresses, pair perfectly with your favorite VFT tops and leggings and will be great for year-round wear! Maddie will be available Friday, August 10th in both Girls (2-10) and Tween (10-16) sizes!!! Don't forget to read the entire post to find the giveaway for a copy of Maddie in Girls and Tween sizes!

 

Let's take a closer look:

 

Maddie is a simple jumper style that is packed with some really great features to leave you in awe of your sewing talent!!! Start with a flat felled center seam to create a sturdy jumper with a professional finish! There are three options for the strap closure: traditional button, overall buckle, or trendy grommets. Your friends will be in shock when you tell them you made the jumper and didn't buy it at the store!!!! 

 

Choose from several pocket options to create a custom piece for your girl! Kangaroo pocket gives a sporty look, the front center pocket for a traditional style or the lower front pockets for storing lots of great treasures.

 

You can even use the Forest Friends pocket pack to create a really cute Maddie!

 

The jumper style is super on-trend right now, especially for Tweens! Choose from the vintage length for a more sporty silhouette or the regular length for a modest style. 

 

The girls vintage length is the perfect fit and flare to wear over your gorgeous VFT dresses!

 

We hope you love Maddie as much as we do!!!

 

Special thanks to our friends at Art Gallery Fabrics/ Maureen Cracknell for this gorgeous yardage of Autumn Vibes, Denim and Linen!!!  We are thrilled to partner one of our favorite bow brands, Wunderkin Co. for this release too!!! 

Want to win Maddie for girls and tween??? Simply enter below: 

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August 09, 2018 by Alexis Wright

Back to School Pattern-Meet Amaya Child and Tween plus a Giveaway!

A,B,C! Easy as 1,2,3! Are you ready to learn about Amaya with me!? Its me and you girlssss! Of course I had to open with a back to school song to get you tapping your feet!:) Are you girls ready for back to school?? We are! Especially now that we have the perfect wardrobe!

Make sure to read all the way to the end to be entered into the giveaway!:)

The VFT Team is so excited to share with you the "second" of three Back to School Patterns, meet Amaya! Amaya has a drop waist deep curved bodice with 2 skirt options for that classy or trendy look. Skirt option number one is a trendy hi-low with a vintage length in the center and cascades down and around to the back. The second skirt option is a classic straight hem all the way around. The BEST part about Amaya is it has NO CLOSURES and is a slip on! Easy peasy dressing for your little one that loves to dress her self. Last but not least Amaya has a smooth set in sleeve with the options of short sleeve or 3/4 length sleeve.

(Fabrics: Hawthorne Threads Rayon in "Harvest" *Buffalo Plaid in Shell and Jungle and "Meadow" *Glen Plaid in Jungle)

Amaya will release in both GIRLS & TWEEN sizes!

We were so fortunate to have Hawthorne Threads sponsor our fabrics in their lovely Rayon! They were perfect for Amaya!

(Fabrics: Hawthorne Threads Rayon in "Black Forest" *Blooming Path in Kale and *Blooming Path in Raisin)

Here is some inspiration for you!

Child Range:Tween inspiration size range:

Amaya and the rest of the Back to School patterns will be released on Friday, August 10th!

You made it to the end now its time to GIVEAWAY!!! Enter to win Amaya both child and tween sizes!:)

Until we meet again,

XOXO,

Leah

 

Until we meet again,

XOXO,

Leah

August 08, 2018 by Leah Pitkin
Back to School Pattern- Meet Brynn Child and Tween plus a Giveaway!

Back to School Pattern- Meet Brynn Child and Tween plus a Giveaway!

VFT Team is excited to share with you, Brynn. She is a modern take on a classic silhouette.  Brynn features a boatneck neckline, dropwaist dress or top with buttons (or snaps) down the front.
August 07, 2018 by Alexis Wright

Wanderer collection- Meet Finley, Daisy and Berklee!

Hey friends!!! We are so thrilled to share our new patterns in the Wanderer Collection! We put our heads together to design breezy, easy, and retro inspired summer sets that can mix and match to quickly fill your tween and girls' closets! Living in sunny San Diego, we were inspired by the beautiful beaches, the sun-drenched summer days, and bright colors of the coastline. We know you will quickly fall in love with our newest designs and we are so thrilled to see what you all create!!!

Let's first take a look at Finley, the most darling summer top/dress! Finley can be sewn to be a simple top or a drop waist dress. The bodice has an easy fit with straps that can be fixed or tie in the back. The swing of the drop waist skirt is perfect for twirling in the sun!

Our testers had so much fun sewing up these really precious Finleys!

Next up is Daisy! Daisy is a cute, super fast summer short with a sporty vibe. The front pocket detail is perfect for storing treasures found while taking a beach stroll! The side scoop along the hem adds just the perfect retro touch! With a full elastic waistband, these shorts will be easy for on/off as your kiddos are on the go this summer!

Check out these awesome Daisy shorts sewn by our talented testers! As said earlier, the Wanderer collection was designed to mix and match. Check out how the tops/shorts can be paired to build a capsule wardrobe and give lots of cute combos!

 

Meet Berklee-

Super fast and easy to wear tie top and swing shorts set. Yes shorts, not skirt!! I know, they look like a skirt but promise they are shorts.

Berklee top is designed to tie on the shoulder for easy on and off. You choose from two top lengths, cropped or regular length. The cropped version with fall just at the bottom of the shorts waistband and the regular fall below the hips. Both are designed with an adorable A-line swing. 

(Sewn by Lauren Sisk)

(Sewn by Amanda Moore Phillips)

(Sewn by Cassandra Eberle)

Berklee shorts are designed to be carefree, comfortable and stylish. Just like the top, I included two different style option, full width or slim width. Depending on your fabric choice you can choose between a full or slim look. These can even be made with knit! Berklee shorts are designed with an elastic waistband that is made to hit at the belly button. 

Oooooh, and they have POCKETS!!! WAHOOO!

 

(Sewn by Rachael Mikalsky)

See below how great Berklee can be tucked in or left out. Both are super cute!!

Check out Finley and Berklee shorts together!! The Berklee shorts are the slim version made with knit. 

 Even more exciting news to share!

We are doing a HUGE giveaway with Art Gallery Fabrics and Hawthorne Threads.

Sew it, Share it, Win it!!!!

The Details:

Giveaway entries are open from today (Thursday, June 7th) through Sunday, June 17th. 

To enter, simply sew Berklee, Finley or Daisy and post a photo to the specified album in the Violette Field Threads Facebook Group. You earn one entry per new Berklee, Finley or Daisy you post! 

Two randomly selected entries (from the photo album) will win fabric!!! One winner will receive a AGF fabric bundle. One winner will receive a Hawthorne Threads Gift Certificate. 

Head to the pattern shop to purchase your new Berklee, Finley and Daisy patterns and get sewing!!!!!

 

June 07, 2018 by Cassie M
Meet Isobel - Spring Dress Collection & Giveaway

Meet Isobel - Spring Dress Collection & Giveaway

Are you are becoming well acquainted with our 2018 Spring Dress Collection yet? There has been so much sharing in our Facebook group over the last few days. So, without further adieu, we'd love to introduce you to our addition to the collection: Isobel.

Isobel embodies the essence of Violette Field Threads.... innocence, beauty, and precious childhood.  Isobel was inspired from a bygone era when little girls twirled and skipped in pinafores and dresses for every occasion!

 

 

Isobel is a pinafore style dress and top that features a soft square front and back neckline with side panels and optional side ties.  The bodice can include squared  flutter sleeves, and is also exceptionally cute with the lace or trim embellishments.

Isobel

The back overlaps and  buttons up with either four or six buttons. This provides for an adjustable fit.

 

What is even more to love?!  Isobel is available in not only girls but baby sizes as well!!  We are just in love with the beautiful sister sets.

 

The Isobel skirt can be sewn as a single skirt or a double skirt with added bottom ruffle.  The double skirt provides exceptional twirl!!

 

 Does your little love have a dollie she likes to dress up? Isobel also comes in doll. 

 

We hope you are as excited about Isobel as we are!! 

Would you like to win a copy of both Girls and Baby Isobel along with a $40.00 gift card from Hawthorne Threads Fabrics? Enter the giveaway below!

 

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xoxo,

Jessica and Ericka

March 29, 2018 by Ericka Wright
Meet Kennedy- Spring Collection and Giveaway!

Meet Kennedy- Spring Collection and Giveaway!

Hi friends! Cassie here to share my contribution to the Spring Dress Collection, Kennedy! This entire collection is going to be epic- the looks are all so unique and have such fun features! If you didn't see Olive yesterday, hop over and check out that amazingness from Alexis!!!! 

Let's first talk a little about the inspiration behind the design! One of my major style icons is Audrey Hepburn. I love her sophisticated, yet playful outfits and how she always looked so well put together. 

(image via Pinterest)

This photo set my creative juices flowing!!!! Just look at that skirt!

Since we already had an Audrey pattern, I had to think outside the box for the pattern name...bring on my second favorite style icon, Jackie Kennedy! Her classic and elegant style was exactly what I wanted for this dress design.

Meet Kennedy! This sample was sewn with Cotton and Steel/Rifle Paper Co. Canvas from the Amalfi Collection.

She has a playful cross-over front bodice, super sweet cutout back detail and the most darling and twirl-worthy, pleated circle skirt. This Tween Kennedy sample was sewn with Hawthorne Threads in-house canvas from the new Hedgerow collection

Let's take a closer look at the features showcased by these incredible tester images!

Emmanuelle sewed up this darling Kennedy and used the same stripe from the bodice as her skirt facing for a playful detail! The skirt facing will allow you to create a beautiful finish!

Laura used Art Gallery printed denim for her Kennedy. The weight and body of denim, canvas, twill, etc. really help to keep the skirt shape and allow for a fuller look!

Rachael sewed up this beautiful Kennedy with a solid bodice that really showcases the modest cross over front bodice. 

Ashley totally captured two of my favorite features in Kennedy- the awesome cutout back bodice and the amazing twirl-ability of the pleated circle skirt!

Are you obsessed with Kennedy yet??? The testers all did such an incredible job giving feedback and suggestions to tweak Kennedy into the most perfect spring dress!!! We are so thankful for our stellar group of sewists! 

One more peek at Kennedy for inspiration- Alexis sewed this one with a gathered skirt instead of the pleats! Doesn't it look incredible!?!?! 

I hope you are falling in love with Kennedy's unique style and fun features!!! Would you like to win a copy of both Tween Kennedy and Kennedy in girls' sizes?? How about a $40 gift card to spend on awesome fabric from Hawthorne Threads?? Enter the giveaway below! Be sure to check out the post in our Facebook group for another giveaway each day this week as well as all the details about the release this Friday!

 

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March 28, 2018 by Cassie M
Meet Olive-Spring Collection and Giveaway

Meet Olive-Spring Collection and Giveaway

Meet Olive and also enter for your chance to win a $40 Gift Card to Hawthorne Threads and 1 Olive Child and 1 Olive Tween pattern!!
March 27, 2018 by Alexis Wright