Monday, February 18, 2013

Featured Designer (and giveaway!): Violette Field Threads


Violette Field Threads: Sophisticated and Fashion Forward

We just LOVE Violette Field Threads designs for their unique fashion sense, classic looks and darling photography. See our selection of patterns Violette Field Threads patterns and kits here.

Ericka and Jessica of Violette Frield Threads


Ericka and Jessica of Violette Field Threads both love to sew. Ericka started to sew as a teenager while Jessica’s husband bought her a sewing machine 10 years ago.  But their passion really ignited when they began creating clothing for their daughters Cairo and Scarlett. 
Josephine Dress

They both say they just can’t get enough of sewing outfits for little girls - darling outfits like the Josephine Dress and the Molly Jacket.


 The ladies began their business because they felt that sophisticated, well-written patterns were lacking in the market.

Ericka said, “Let’s do it. Let’s start our own pattern line!” Within a couple of hours the two had ideas and a game plan for implementation.

“We were so nervously excited because we really felt like we were on to something!” said Ericka. 

Lucy Pants
The name, "Violette Field Threads," combined a few ideas. “Violette” is the name of an imagined girl who would be drawn to classy, feminine, and fashionable patterns. “Field” is a term that speaks to the natural, outdoor photography that sets the company apart in its promotional materials. Lastly, “Threads” is about clothing and sewing.

Speaking of beautiful photography, Jessica does about 75 percent of the photos featuring her daughter Scarlett and Ericka’s daughter Cairo. Violette Field Threads also borrows nieces and friends to mix up the looks. Sometimes, the company sends their clothing to other photographers to use on their models/locations just to keep things interesting and fresh.

Two of Ericka and Jessica's favorite designs include Chloe and Whitney. Here's why:

Chloe Dress




The Chloe is the perfect party dress! It was so much fun to create because we drew inspiration from 1950s formal dresses. The photo shoots were some of our favorite to-date because the dress allows for over-the-top syling!








Whitney Pants


The Whitney pants started out as an idea to classic, tailored women's trousers and make them appropriate for children. The pants we ended up with are our favorite - they are so stylish and sophisticated! Our girls are lavished with compliments whenever they wear them, but (believe it or not) they only take about an hour to create!

 




We are so happy to have had Ericka and Jessica join us here on The Shabby!  Thank you, ladies!

GIVEAWAY!

Ericka and Jessica have graciously provided three autographed patterns - Molly, Josephine, and Lucy- for our giveaway.  To enter to win one of these beautiful patterns, leave a comment below letting us know which Violette Field Threads pattern you like best.  Remember to include your email address so we can contact you if you win!

47 comments:

  1. I love Molly!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. they are all just adorable...i think josephine is my favorite!!

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  3. Their patterns are so cute. My favourite is Joesphine.
    san_javier@hotmail.com

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  4. OMG its so hard to choose they are all awesome,i think i will say ginger,thankyou for such a wonderful giveaway.xx

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  5. I love Molly. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    sandyser47@gmail.com

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  6. Josephine is my favorite as well! Thank you!

    3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I love them all, but if I have to choose one.....
    I would pick the Lucy pants because my little granddaughter would be so cute in them. But, I must add the Whitney pants are terrific. Oh, they all are. Thanks.

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  8. I love the Molly pattern, it flatters any girl and the buttons can be dressed up or down! Thanks for the opporunity!

    yayacajungrl@hotmail.com.

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  9. They are all so cute! I like the Lucy pants the best~ they are just so stinkin' cute!! LOL Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I really love molly. elke.sauchella@gmx.de

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  11. I love the Chloe! :) claireanne dot cline at gmail dot com

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  12. I love the chloe dress!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  13. Love the chloe dress. How fun.

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  14. I really like the Molly pattern! I have a 2 year old grand-daughter that this would look darling on! Plus I love to sew!

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  15. The Chloe Dress is my number one fave!!! It's so Audry Hepburn..a classic!! Thanks for the giveaway..

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  16. I really like the Molly jacket but I know that my older grandaughters would love the Fiona dress. Wonderful patterns!

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  17. Oh, the Molly jacket is simply adorable. I can visualize how sweet it would be on my little granddaughter, Chloe Jane!
    Thanks for the chance to win it! Love all the patterns......

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  18. The Chloe for sure! It's adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! oldeglory56@yahoo.com

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  19. Love that little Molly jacket -- I'd like to have one myself!
    Barb
    allhemmedin415@comcast.net

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  20. I love the Molly jacket!
    jholmqu474 at aol dot com

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  21. Just love the Lucy pants and Molly Jacket
    mochanurse56@aol.com

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  22. The Josephine dress is my favorite! I love the blouse that comes with it too. It is a very versatile pattern and could be used for both dress and play clothes. Love it!! blawrence@compuserve.com

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  23. Hi Girls, Wow,I wish you would have been around when my girls were little. I had a hard time deciding, but I LOVE ruffles and think every little girl should wear them. My Granddaughters like them also so I think we will choose Lucy. Thank you so much! gmabmore@yahoo.com

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  24. I bought the Molly pattern already as it's my favorite with the vintage sort of style! Chloe is very cute, too.
    sweetmomokoATmacDOTcom

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  25. I adore the Lucy & Whitney patterns!! All of them are sew totally adorable!!!

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  26. I love the Juliette dress and the Emmaline.

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  27. Connie.Commented once, but not sure if I did it right, as far as you being able to contact me.
    I love them all...but the Lucy pants are probably my favorite...but I love all of them!
    connie.hopper@gmail.com

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  28. I love the very cute Molly jacket

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  29. I love all these patterns. This is the way little girls and young ladies used to dress and should still be dressing today. Classic fashion and good taste never goes out of style. momme6@msn.com

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  30. They are all adorable! The Josephine dress is my fav. Thanks for the chance to win one. haircarm@live.com

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  31. My favorite is the Vivienne Skirt but I love all of them!
    bluebird27888@hotmail.com

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  32. I love the Chloe dress but they are all cute. I can't wait to see some of them in person at Sew Expo at Puyallup next week.

    MichelleLHall@comcast.net

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  33. I have been looking and drooling over the Molly jacket for sometime. I would love to make it for my two lovely granddaughters. I made them the Emmiline dress last summer and they are their favorite dresses. Renee at bascom8@msn.com

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  34. I think the Molly jacket is my favorite.

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  35. I love the Whitney pants..... My grandaughters will love it..
    Becky57_00@yahoo.com

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  36. I just adore the Lucy pants - the perfect look for a sweet little tomboy!

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  37. What a great line. The chloe is adorable. gildamc@hotmail.com

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  38. I have twin great nieces that would get a lot of use out of the Lucy pants!!
    rusal@fidnet.com

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  39. They are all so CUTE!! It's really a toss up between the Chleo
    Dress and Lucy's Pants. I love them both. Does the pant patterns
    Include the tops too? Look forward to seeing and buying many more of your
    Patterns. Thank you for your giveaway. That's very generous of you both.

    Joan

    djhalve@roadrunner.com

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  40. I love Lucy!!! thank you for the giveaway!!!
    sherry spirit_life@comcast.net

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  41. I love Whitney Pants.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Ale
    Costa Rica

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  42. I would love to make LUCY for my sweet granddaughter
    Donna
    seamstress2@roadrunner.com

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  43. Love them all, but my favorite is the Josephine dress.

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  44. Mary Jane Link (linkmj@verizon.net)March 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    I LOVE the "Molly" jacket, I can just see my neice in it! We enjoy going out to eat together and she loves to dress up with auntie when we do, this jacket would be perfect for her. The entire line is so unusual and just right for the little girls in our lives who are anxious to dress up and look just like their favorite adult.

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