Have you checked out Rebecca Pages PDF Pattern newest release? Well if you haven’t here is the scoop on Portia’s Party Dress. This is a quick go to sew that will make the perfect New Year dress. Portia’s comes in a complete trio featuring: Women’s, children’s and dolls. Featured fabric is from Simply by Ti. I used the black with silver sparkle poly spandex.
Women size XXS – 5XL
Children size Newborn – 12 years
18″ Doll size
Fully layered printing (print only the size you need and save on ink/paper)
Both Imperial and Metric charts
Cheat sheet refrencing
In-depth explanatory steps
Women’s Portia’s has 2 options that are available:
The Full version: has both instructions for woven and knit. Features 4 dress lengths; maxi, midi, knee and a shorter above knee length. Full or partially closed back. Has an optional lining that can be used for woven or knit. You can purchase that version, HERE.
The Poly Spandex for me personally was easy to work with. Gives Portia beautiful drape allowing the sleeves to showcase more. I opted out of doing the lining. This in all from cut to finish took me 1.5 hours. The instruction of Portia walk you through thoroughly and give really helpful tips.
What I like most about RP’s patterns, is she offers instructions for non-serger users. There are professional finish techniques throughout that give a polished finish garment.
So I did the above the knee length. I had planned on doing the maxi length but wanted something I could wear on more than one…. “Special occasion.” I did the partially finished opening in the back as I wanted bra coverage. This really is the perfect New Year dress, the sparkle makes this complete!
So do you think this is something you want to sew? If you do but just need that extra motivation check out the upcoming sew along over at RP’s facebook page! Make sure to click on the links below and it will take you straight to RP’s and Simply by Ti’s pages.
If you want to check out the other available FULL versions of Portia sizing you can purchase. Children’s HERE and Dolls HERE or the Complete Portia Bundle HERE (features women’s, children’s and Dolls)
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Peace, Love & Bedoo Bedoo – Sofia ❤