Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pink Linen Whitney and Floral Josephine

Violette Field Threads Josephine and Whitney

I picked up a few new "girly" patterns last fall at the Quilt Festival.  I finally got around to making two of them.  The pictures are so cute on the covers that I just had to make them for my daughter.


Violette Field Threads Josephine Pattern 

Violette Field Threads Whitney Pattern

Pink "bottom weight" Linen from my stash
Cream with pink flowers quilting cotton from my stash
(Great to be cleaning some fabric out.)

Skirt Construction:

I followed the pattern exactly and had pretty good results.  I have a strong dislike of straight waistbands that are gathered with elastic.  A slight angle to the waist is more flattering.  I love the way the linen hold the pleats!!!

Pink Linen Whitney skirt
Top Construction:

I think these patterns were intended for beginners, but without a little experience the directions would leave a newbie scratching their heads. 
1.  The collar does not call for interfacing.  I put German interfacing in the collar.
2. The ruffles along the button placket only have one gathering stitch row.  It is very difficult to gather with only one row of gathering stitches. So add anther row of gathering stitches.
3.  There are not directions for finishing or tucking in the ends of the ruffle.  I would tuck the ends under before gathering them.

Violette Threads Josephine blouse

Back View

Cute Outfit!

I made a size 9/10 for my daughter.  She wears an eight in Children's Corner with a little length added.  So, the patterns run pretty true to size.  Overall, it is a cute outfit!


  1. Cute! Thanks for the pattern info too.

  2. I love the outfit on your daughter, especially the blouse. This is something my 8 year old daughter would like, too. Nice work!

  3. It's very pretty. I have been wanting to sew the pants from this pattern for a while now, but it will probably have to wait until fall now.