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 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 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.

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September 11, 2018 by Cassie M


Alicia Anderson

Alicia Anderson said:

The new collection is just perfect! I can’t wait to grab some fall fabrics and get to work!

Marilyn Gauger

Marilyn Gauger said:

My granddaughter reminded me yesterday that I was slacking and hadn’t made her a Harper or Lulu yet. Pretty bad when she knows the names and I can no longer trick her into thinking I made it already

Kerry Abraham

Kerry Abraham said:

love the classic looks, beautiful!


sky said:

can’t wait to sew up Lulu for my daughter!


Melinda said:

I like the back options of Lulu.

Sheena Mawson

Sheena Mawson said:

I love the classic style of them! My daughter is all about that look right now!

Cora Flispart

Cora Flispart said:

I love the uniqueness of the outfits.


Deborah said:

I can see so many possibilities with both of these!


Becky said:

I like the high waist on the lulu


mariann said:

I love the Lulu.. I love the circle skirt and I very much like the look of the contrast dress showing below the pinafore

Tammy Pettersen

Tammy Pettersen said:

I love the Harper and the Lulu combination!

Susan Byerly

Susan Byerly said:

Can’t wait to make these. Love the simplistic lines. My granddaughter is going to love these!


Naomi said:

I love that both styles have a vintage/retro look!

Denise Brown

Denise Brown said:

I love the sleeves with the ruffle on Harper and the skirt on Lulu.

Carrie L Valentine

Carrie L Valentine said:

It’s difficult to find stylish dresses for girls and tweens. These two are darling and everyday wearable. My granddaughter loves the twirly skirts!

Carrie L Valentine

Carrie L Valentine said:

It’s difficult to find stylish dresses for girls and tweens. These two are darling and everyday wearable. My granddaughter loves the twirly skirts!

Megan Hanks

Megan Hanks said:

I love all the new fall styles!! VFT has the best patterns!!


Sarah said:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Harper is a dolman bodice !

Patty Jager

Patty Jager said:

I love the versatility of the Harper. You can create everything from dressy and demure to casually classic with just one pattern.


Ashley said:

Love this collection. The bodice of Harper is wonderful!

Melanie Pulos

Melanie Pulos said:

I’m so excited to have found this web sight. I am amazed and stunned every time I open the newsletter. I have learned so much from reading the tips and from the patterns . The hardest part for me is to pick which pattern I want to work on next. Thank you ladies so much for your constant inspiration.


Shanley said:

Maybe those beauty knit dresses will finally convince me to try out my serger??


April said:

I love the sleeve options on Harper!


Jessica said:

Love the waist sash!!

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson said:

The collar on Harper is perfection!


Deborah said:

I bought these when they first came out—I love how they can be combined for fall layers!

Gretchen Nichols

Gretchen Nichols said:

Love the dolman sleeve and optional sash on the Harper

Shay Power

Shay Power said:

I love simplicity of the Harper and the suspenders look of the lulu!

Shirley Clark

Shirley Clark said:

I love that Harper looks more like a tween dress, and Lulu can go either way.

Patsy Stein

Patsy Stein said:

Love the new patterns; so feminine!



Really loved this pattern, can wait to sew :)
Already get it and i’m kind of sorted some fabrics ;)

Loved Lulu but Harper seems so specially cute for girls that love ruffle skirt <3


Omayra said:

I love this pattern ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sharon Magyar

Sharon Magyar said:

These are Adorable

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson said:

Love the new knit options

Melissa P

Melissa P said:

These are such cute dresses. I haven’t sewn up any of these yet but would love too soon! The Harper is so adorable


Danielle said:

My favorite place to buy patterns!!!!! And I definitely can’t wait to make the Harper and Lulu!!!!!

Dorrie Rapp

Dorrie Rapp said:

I really like that the style can easily be casual or dressy ❣️


Rachael said:



Amber said:

Love the circle skirt on lulu!


Abbey said:

I love the dolman sleeves on Harper!
Tonia Jeffery

Tonia Jeffery said:

I love the little bow in the back.


Kimberly said:

I love the vintage inspiration !

Amy Beth O’Brien

Amy Beth O’Brien said:

I love how classic Lulu looks! I can just imagine my girls twirling in it already!

Tabitha Pettit

Tabitha Pettit said:

Those dolman sleeves are so fun!


Dani said:

Love the vinylook of the Harper and lulu and can’t wait to sew them!


Carly said:

Loving using your pattern for back to school dresses

Sharon Hall

Sharon Hall said:

I like the different options of Harper.

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams said:

I Love the simplicity but so stylish!!!!

Kate Yetter

Kate Yetter said:

I feel like I can’t choose, I love them both! But if I must pick I love that Lulu. Gorgeous!


Lena said:

I love the vintage look of Harper!

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