Genevieve dress

_DSC0621I am so so excited to finally be able to share my pictures of the Genevieve dress I tested for Alexis Wright, the newest designer of Violette Field Threads! She worked so hard on this new pattern and it shows in every way. The step by step instructions leave no room for questioning and the pattern pieces match up so beautifully. Don’t be afraid of the flounce ladies, it sewed up so perfectly. I had the dress finished in just one afternoon and squealed when I held up the finished product. And I just adore that it has pockets. They lay so well with no puckering you can’t even tell they’re there. The Genevieve dress pattern is now available and if you subscribe to the VFT blog, there is a coupon code available.

_DSC0681We had a lot of fun styling for this shoot. Our little city of Madison recently had a face lift downtown and has become a hot spot for local photographers. Lots of elements of old and new come together so well to give it the right kind of photo pairing. Plus, there are train tracks and a historic roundhouse in the background, which no photographer can resist. I used my favorite blue door as the backdrop and thought big, bright, red balloons would accompany the hand laid brick so well. I am so glad that I did and we had such fun taking these photos.

_DSC0649 The Genevieve dress comes in 3 different skirt lengths: a full bubble skirt for those special occasions, a full straight skirt (length at the knee), and a full vintage skirt (length above the knee). The pockets are optional, but hey, what little girl doesn’t NEED pockets to tote all her little belongings? The dress has a cropped flounce cut on the bias that perfectly shows the bodice fabric off. The elbow length sleeves pair with the dress well for cooler months or the dress can be made sleeveless.

_DSC0664 We love the Genevieve dress so much and already have plans to make many more. The fit is spot on and is not just beautiful, but comfortable as well. I let Bug wear it all day to preschool and she had no problems. The Genevieve can be made from everyday woven fabrics (like we did) or you may choose to make it with more special occasion fabric like tulle, lace, dupioni silk, sequins, or linen. Whatever fabric you choose, this dress will be a jaw dropping stunner.

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