Violette Field Threads {June}


I had the opportunity to test the new baby June pattern over at Violette Field Threads. June has always been one of my favorites for Kaelynn, so when I was asked to pre-test the baby version for Carolynn I was ecstatic! VFT also introduced a tween and misses June, as well as an updated girl version. I decided to test both the baby and girl, so that the two girls could have matching outfits (my FAVORITE). 

 My Version

 

I have been dreaming about making the girls matching blueberry dresses to go blueberry picking in. When baby June became available, I just knew that it would be the perfect pattern to complete my vision! I chose to bring the blueberry theme to life by adding blueberry hand embroidery around the neckline of both bodices. I struggled with whether or not to add the embroidery to a cream panel for the front bodice, but decided against it for one reason and one reason only: blueberry juice will stain. So I chose to embroider directly on the blue fabric of the bodice.


I added a neutral crochet lace around the neckline of both bodices and around the bottom of the skirt on the baby June. The original plan was to add lace to the bottom of both skirts, but I didn’t have enough for both in my stash. To make things more difficult, a tropical storm was about to make landfall, so we had to move our photo shoot up a few days resulting in me having no time to get to the store. But I think the plain skirt turned out so cute and gave her dress an older girl feel.

 Out of the many June skirt options, I chose the knee length simple gathered skirt. I really wanted these dresses to be functional for play, but also to have an elegant feel. The simple skirt was perfect for that! 


WHAT I LOVE ABOUT {June}


My favorite part about June is the back, the back, and THE BACK (lol). Why do I love the back? First of all, the tie closure is the perfect detail to add a girly feel to the back bodice. Then the large opening just screams summer! But, probably my most favorite part of all is the elastic panel. Fitted bodices look so amazing, but because kids grow so fast they often out grow fitted bodices extremely fast. However, the elastic panel in the back allows for a fitted look while also allowing for growth! 

 

June also comes with knee length or vintage length AND paneled/ pocket or simple gathered skirt options. I absolutely love having numerous skirt options, so this makes June a real winner in my book!


If this post inspired you to make your own VFT June, please use #kgcsews on Instagram when you share your creation! I would love to show your sew some love.