Violette Field Threads pattern review and giveaway

****This giveaway is now closed****

I just adore how this skirt turned out. So does Sadie, luckily. (she’ll wear anything for some candy though…did I tell you I ran out of Pez the other day? and by other day I mean month. We’re running on white chocolate chips. Nasty things, but Sadie likes em.) The little button-on apron is adorable. It’s reversible too, but I didn’t like the other side as much so I forgot to snap a photo or two of it.
Sad day. It’s red.

Anyways!  on to the good stuff. I used my fabulous sponsor Violette Field Thread’s Hazel Reversible Apron skirt pattern for this one. Ericka and Jessica run the shop together and have some really fun and original patterns.
The main floral fabric is Simply Sweet by Henry Glass, from my sponsor Fairy Tale Frocks and Lollipops. (though I bought it as a remnant so it doesn’t look like she has any right now) The (green) top of the apron is fabric from the MoMo by Moda line-It’s a Hoot, and the blue fabric is Kate Spain-Central Park. The ric rac I used for the flower is from my awesome sponsor Ribbon Retreat.
So-I loved how fast this project came together! It was well written and easy to follow.  It took some time (I won’t say how much lol) to put together the pattern….but after it’s together-tada! You have a great skirt pattern. I had a disagreement with my button hole maker so…they’re a little raggedy this time around…but that’s my machine’s fault. It decided to throw a hissy fit. It was all I could do to calm her down enough to finish the (slightly raggedy) buttonholes.
I had to add this little ric rac flower to dress up the apron! Love it. :) and swoon! that fabric.
It’s cute even without the apron! So…on to the giveaway part!
They are generously giving away to one lucky winner,  FIVE patterns of your choice from their shop.  Sah-weet!
Here are a few of my favs.
To enter: 
1. Hop over to their shop, peruse their patterns, come back here and tell me your fav pattern! 
For one additional entry: 
2. Head over to their Facebook page,  hit “Like” and leave a quick comment (say something like, “HI CINO sent me!”, or…”I had pancakes this morning!”…ok don’t say the second thing) then come back here and let me know in a comment.
Please make sure to leave your e-mail address in your comment(s), and you can write it out if you prefer. (aka craftinessisnotoptional(at)gmail(dot)com.) 
I’ll pick a lucky winner on Monday the 20th. Tuesday the 21st.
Good luck!

****Oh, and a Happy Birthday to Miss Charlotte today! She’s one! wow. ****


  1. I love the Delilah Statement Necklace. cute to go with anything. My email,

  2. I can’t believe your sweet baby girl is one!!! That’s means I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year. Crazy!

  3. I love the Olive Bustle Shirt. So cute.

    Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

  4. I “like” Violette Field Threads.


    PS…I forgot to write my email address in the comment above from Tara. Sorry.

  5. I love that cute bustle shirt! :) It would go great with the ruffle capris too!

    gretaminton (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

    Happy 1st Birthday Charlotte!

  6. I also liked Violette Field Threads on Facebook. :)


  7. Anonymous says:

    Viola Sweetheart Dress
    Olive Bustle shirt…

    They’re both fabulous, and I can’t choose!


    lowenew at gmail dot com

  8. I love the Stella One Shoulder Dress!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Charlotte! :)

  9. I love the Penelope Skirt. I need to find a girl to make it for!
    jennyvangy @ gmail . com

  10. I “liked” her on Facebook.

    jennyvangy @ gmail . com

  11. I love the swetheart dress! So cute! And love your skirt. Those fabrics look amazing together!

    andrea.coats [at] yahoo [dot] com

  12. Oh MY SWEET CUTENESS! That Olive Bustle Shirt is just tooo much! I have visions of photo sessions just filling my noodle!

  13. Liked and left her some love on FB!

  14. I adore the Viola Sweetheart dress! I likes her on fb.

  15. The reversible apron skirt, actually, and I love your take on it.

  16. I love the Stella dress- so cute!
    paskettc at gmail dot com

  17. Love the Olive Bustle shirt- can I get that pattern in womens sizes? :)
    hollisue at gmail dot com

  18. I have a hard time choosing between the viola and the olive bustle shirt – my girls are getting bigger,and the olive one would be perfect for them. Tone

  19. Any of those patterns would be great. Love the red felt flower, and the cute capri’s.

  20. Totally into the Viola Sweetheart Dress!

  21. Likey liked on FB:)

  22. You have the best fabric combos! Love the Olive Bustle Shirt. emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

  23. I like the Ava flower…my daughter’s name. The apron skirt is great too.

  24. Love the Viola Sweetheart Dress. My daughter would look precious in it!
    jjharrisonbaby (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. I like the stella one shoulder dress.
    Happy Birthday Miss Charlotte!

  26. I have to agree with the Olive bustle shirt, it’s so cute!

  27. I love the corriene flower pattern!

  28. I love the Olive shirt too, though I could probably turn it into a dress for my little one!

  29. Love the Viola Sweetheart dress. Just adorable!


  30. Liked them on FB


  31. I love the Lucy capri pattern…I wish it came in my size!

  32. It has to be between the Olive bustle shirt and the one-shoulder dress. Very cute patterns, thanks for the chance to win!

  33. I absolutely love The Olive Bustle shirt !!!

  34. I love the olive bustle shirt! Very cute!

  35. Jess that skirt is so gorgeous – well done. I think my favourite must be the double ruffle skirt, I think my biggest girl would love it. Thanks for the chance to win, this is such a fabulous giveaway.

  36. I am in love with the Lucy Ruffle Capri Pants! Fingers crossed that it’s my lucky day today…
    rec dot tripp at gmail dot com

  37. I absolutely love the apron skirt! It is definitely my favorite. And I love your fabric choices for yours.

  38. I love the Viola Sweetheart dress pattern…absolutely adorable! Thanks!

  39. I LOVE the delilah necklace-soo sophisticated!

  40. Love that bustle shirt! Thanks
    amo72 at ymail dot com

  41. Liked. :)

  42. I like the Viola Sweetheart Dress PDF Pattern Tutorial.
    katyhornbeck at gmail dot com

  43. I like the Olive bustle shirt!
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

  44. It would have to be the Hazel Reversible Apron Skirt!!!

  45. Soo cute! I love all of the patterns, especially the bustle shirt :) xx

  46. The felt flower pattern is so pretty, and I love the idea of a button on apron!

    morethanoneway at mac dot com

  47. Hi!
    I loved these…esp the apron! And Sadie is such a cutie!
    I am your Follower.
    I really like your blog! Great posts!
    Keep up the good work!
    Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like it!
    Have a Nice day, God Bless!


  48. I too like the Viola Sweetheart dress. My spunky great-grandma’s name was Viola and it brings back fun memories. :) sorainima (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. 5 patterns giveaway! great!

  50. Forgot to write my fav patterns: the Lucy pants. I liked and said Hi on their FB

  51. I love the reversible apron skirt! So cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Happy first Birthday, Charlotte!!

  52. My favourite is the Hazel reversible apron skirt.

  53. Loving the olive bustle top.

  54. Pick me! Pick me! Pleeeeaaaaasssseeeee… I have liked on FB, and adored all in the etsy shop. Loving the felt flower (but the necklace, the bustle top..oh stop it !!). Want, want, want them all…
    P.S HBTY HBTY HBDC HBTY..hip hip hooray!

  55. Ohhhhh, the patterns are ALL wonderful! They are sweet, and different from everyone else’s. It’s a hard decision, but I love the Olive Bustle Shirt, uh, and the Viola Sweetheart Dress, and the darling Hazel Reversible Apron Skirt – like the one you made, and I could go on. vbg
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. I just got back from FB! Thanks for another chance to win the great patterns. I forgot to write out my email in my other comment – it’s surprisedbygrace(at)ymail(dot)com
    Thanks again and Happy Birthday to sweet Charlotte!

  57. Liking them on FB

  58. I love the Olive bustle shirt, so cute for summer. And the apron skirt is really fun too with the buttons in the front.

  59. My favorite is the Viola Sweetheart dress!

  60. “Like” on Facebook.

  61. I like the ruffle Capri pants!

  62. I love a chance to win free patterns! (especially cute ones like this!) My favorite pattern is the stella one shoulder dress!

  63. Sweet patterns. My pic is the Viola Sweetheart Dress.
    Thank you,

  64. I love the Viola Sweetheart Dress! Pretty!

  65. I adore that penelope double ruffle skirt. So darling. They are all darling!

  66. Just “liked” Violette field threads on FB.
    Hapy bday to your little girl!

  67. p.s. I love the Viola Sweetheart dress the best!

  68. Love the Ava Flower!

  69. I am a liker now too!

  70. I love the Penelope Double Ruffle Skirt pattern. esterling9 at aol dot com

  71. I liked Violette Field Threads on facebook and told them Cino sent me.
    esterling9 at aol dot com

    Happy Birthday little one:-)

  72. The Olive Bustle shirt is sooo cute!!!

  73. The bustle shirt pattern is my favorite. So cute!

  74. The olivia bustle is adorable

  75. I said hi on FB

  76. I love the ruffly capris…I think i’m going to have to make myself some of those!

    Happy Birthday, Charlotte!!

  77. I love the Lillian headband and the ruffle capris. So cute!

  78. I love the Stella one-shoulder dress. It’s so cute!!

  79. Hi!! I really love that Olivia Bustle Shirt! Super fun and cute!! Awesome patterns!

  80. Thank you so much for this wonderful information, your post is like sweet to eat.

  81. Really like the Ava felt flower, and the ruffle capris!

  82. As you I do really love the Penelope, Double Ruffle Skirt. It looks really cute on your girl.

  83. I said hi on FB!

  84. I like the Viola sweetheart dress!

  85. I like the Stella One-shoulder dress! All of her photography is fabulous and makes me want to sew each pattern for my girls!
    email in profile

  86. I have been a fan of her page for a while now but said good morning from CINO today!

  87. Your blog rocks soooooo much!!! My to-do-list is getting longer and longer!
    I like the Lucy ruffle capri pants best. Not a skirt and yet so girly.

  88. I love the Viola Sweetheart dress, thanks for the chance : )

  89. I’m a facebook liker

  90. oh my, my littel E would look so sweet in the apron skirt!

  91. I REALLY want to try that Viola Sweetheart Dress! It is darling!

    melissamoore (@) (insightedge) dot (com)

  92. i like the stella dress–very cute!! fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

  93. The skirt and apron is adorable…and the MODEL!!! What a sweetie!!!

    You must be very proud, indeed!

    xoxoxo, cd

  94. My favorite is the Delilah statement necklace!

  95. Your pictures and model are adorable!

    Why not join us? ExposeYourBlog!

  96. My fave is the skirt & apron pattern that you used. So cute! The capri would come in second.

  97. I also liked their site on fb

  98. I can’s stand how cut the ava flower is. Love it.

  99. I love the Stella One Shoulder Dress pattern – SO CUTE! jennifer(dot)hill82(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. I liked Violette Fields Threads.
    Sprekdog at Yahoo dot com

  101. I love the Hazel twirl skirt.
    mnrridgeway at gmail dot com

  102. I have only started reading your blog about 2 weeks ago, but I’m already hooked. You are really inspiring me to pull out my sewing machine again. Eventhough it’s not a sewing project my favorite pattern is for the Delilah Statment Necklace.

  103. It’s so nice entrance. Thanks. I really like this blog, could I put a link in my blog to your blog? It’s very interesting :)


  104. I’ve been eyeing up the olive bustle shirt for a while!

  105. I love the Nadine Flower, and the Stella one shoulder dress is really cute too.

    amsnavely at gmail dot com

  106. I “liked” Violette Field Threads on facebook.

  107. Such fun patterns!

    I really want the Hazel Twirl skirt…or maybe the Penelope Double Ruffle skirt…or the Nadine Flower pattern-humph-it is really hard to decide :)


  108. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  109. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  110. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  111. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  112. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  113. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  114. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  115. My favorite Violette Field Pattern is the Corienne Flower My email is

  116. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  117. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  118. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  119. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  120. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  121. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  122. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  123. I’m a fan on Violette Field Threads facebook page and I let them know you sent me!! My email is

  124. I love the olive bustle shirt! I want one for myself :)


  125. I already like them on facebook :)


  126. Anonymous says:

    lucy ruffle capris – my daughter has been begging for some…

  127. I really like the Viola dress!

  128. I like Violette Field Threads on Facebook now too!

  129. I like the viola sweetheart dress! :)

    Thank you so much!! 😀


  130. I liked them in a comment! 😀 and said you sent me :)


  131. My favorite pattern is the lucy ruffle capri pant pattern!

  132. I like Violette Field Threads on Facebook!

    slarosa72 at gmail dot com

  133. Anonymous says:

    I love the one shoulder dress pattern!

    Chasity Sharp

  134. Anonymous says:

    I left a message on their facebook page
    Chasity Sharp

  135. My favorite is the Lucy Ruffle Capri Pants.
    heidikittelson (at) gmail (dot) com

  136. Awww! Happy Birthday to your baby! :) And we get the chance at presents??? Go figure!

    I love the Stella dress! Gorgeous! And her pictures are wonderful!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. I’m a facebook fan now too! :)
    Thanks again!

    Oh yea,my email…it’s attached to my profile, but three4me_4now (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  138. love the bustle, what fun!

  139. Anonymous says:

    I will say “wow” to the Delilah Statement Necklace…definitely a favorite!

    latent “d0t” hostility “at” gmail “d0t” com

  140. Anonymous says:

    Did the facebook stuff too!

    latent “d0t” hostility “at” gmail “d0t” com

  141. Hard decision! I love that Olive Bustle Shirt. I think I would choose that one for my girls.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  142. I love the Olivia bustle shirt! So cute :)

  143. I’m digging on the Penelope double ruffle skirt and the Oliva Bustle shirt. I have two little girls with distinctive styles so I can’t just pick one!

  144. FB liked, too. My email is in my profile but here it is too. jen(dot)scheidt{at}gmail (dot) com

  145. I like viola sweetheart dress xx I like you too 😀

  146. Patrice says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway, I like the lillian headband and the Delilah necklace patterns. They are all beautiful.

  147. they are all so cute! love em!

  148. Great blog and I lo9ve the Viola Sweetheart Dress!1 But all their designs are great!!!!!

  149. OOh, their Nadine flower is gorgeous! I didn’t know I could make my own. What a great pattern!
    maisiesmom at gmail dot com

  150. I liked them on FB, too.

  151. I dig the Olive bustle shirt!

  152. I also joined their fan page on FB.

  153. Anonymous says:

    I love the penelope skirt!
    Love your blog also!!!

  154. My favorite is definitely the Hazel Twirl Skirt with Reversible Apron. SUPER cute. And I have a soon to be 4 year old that only wants to wear spinning skirts…so this would be perfect for her. Great giveaway and happy birthday to your baby girl!

  155. I LOVE the Hazel Reversible Apron skirt! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

  156. Love, love, LOVE what you did with that skirt! I especially love the ric rac flower on it!
    My faves would have to be the apron skirt and the penelope double ruffle skirt. Adoreable! Hope I win!!


  157. Gwendolyn B says:

    Love love love the hazel twirl skirt!!

    gwens (at) rogers (dot) com

  158. Gwendolyn B says:

    Just visited the fb page! It has been liked! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    gwens (at) Rogers (dot) com

  159. love the reversible apron skirt.

    mags1437 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  160. Love the viola sweetheart dress! I also liked them on FB and mentioned CINO!

  161. oops! My email is

  162. Love the Ruffled Capris! SO cute!

  163. Anonymous says:

    what a fabulous giveaway! my favourites are the stella one shoulder dress and the skirt you made for sadie – the hazel twirl skirt with reversible apron. wow my nieces would look fabulous in either of those!


  164. I like the one shoulder dress, the the double ruffle skirt, the headand, and on and on and on!
    jmclean at mts dot net

  165. i love the lucy ruffle capri pants! thanks!

  166. i love the Viola Sweetheart Dress.
    my e-mail is all4nada(at)

  167. Just back from the Facebook page. I think my fave is the Penelope double ruffle skirt – so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win! (

  168. Viola Sweetheart Dress is adorable!

    ~ JILL

  169. My favorite is Stella Dress

  170. Oooo, it’s hard to pick from such cute patterns! But I think I like the Lucy Ruffle Capris the best. Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

  171. Oh these are adorable – would go with one of the dresses, maybe the violet sweetheart dress

  172. I’d love to try the ruffle capris. They are darling.

  173. I really like the olive bustle shirt!!


  174. like on FB- Desiree Glaze… and left a comment


  175. I love the Stella one shoulder dress!

  176. i love the olive bustle shirt also!

  177. i love that skirt! i the apron skirt is my favorite – so many possibilities! :)


  178. Love the Viola Sweetheart dress

  179. Happy Bday Charlotte! Im torn, all the patterns are super gorge! But my fav is def the Viola sweetheart dress (violets happen to be my most favouritest flower ever!) xx

  180. ps have ‘liked’ Violette Field on fb so popping another comment on for a second go! (

  181. My favorite is actually the Olive Bustle Shirt. So, so adorable!

  182. They are all so cute, I love the Penelope double ruffle skirt!

  183. Defiantley Viola Sweetheart dress. I must say I love your blog, I am new to sewing and it is great having some place to go for great tutorials and just seeing some one love it so much, Thank you

  184. I love the Hazel Twirl Skirt with reversible apron. Sooooo adorable! You did an amazing job on your little girl’s skirt, by the way. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    sleepachu at hotmail dot com

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