Rebecca Page is doing a Sew A Long for their new Portia Party Dress. It comes in two versions the free version and the full version. FREE VERSION of the Portia Party Dress in all sizes (Childs newborn to 12 years, 18 inch Doll and Ladies XXS to 5XL). It includes only the knee length option. The free pattern only includes he knit fabric option.
The full version of the Portia Party Dress is available in Ladies, Childs, Dolls sizes or as a fantastic value bundle. It includes 4 lengths, maxi, midi, knee and a shorter above knee length. The full version also includes a lining option which is suitable for both knit and woven fabric. Do no forget to use PORTIASALE for 30% off the rest of the Rebecca Page patterns too!
As a Simply By Ti Fabrics Ambassador, I had the opportunity to to try the Rebecca Page Portia Party Dress! The fabric requirements for this fun dress calls for a fabric with a good drape. I really wanted to use the Black with Silver Sparkle Poly Spandex, however someone already had called dibs on that one. I was searching the Simply by Ti website for the perfect fabric, when I realized I already had the perfect fabric on hand!
(No this is no a futuristic photo shoot, Baby Girl is standing on our ottoman that has a lighted glass portion. She did not want to stand still for he photo shoot, so I was trying all of my options. I am working on my indoor photography. Santa just brought me a new Canon Rebel T6i for Christmas, so I am hoping it will help!)
Originally, I purchased this gorgeous Wine Ombre Double Brushed Polyester for a dress for myself. I was testing a pattern and before it got to finals they decided it needed more of a stable knit fabric. I have been searching for just the perfect project for this gorgeous fabric and it was meant to be a Portia Party dress.
Here Baby Girl is looking like she is throwing gang signs. LOL! What is really happening in this picture is my phone is she is looking down to watch videos on my phone. I may have edited out my phone is this photo. 😉
Since double brushed polyester does not have the most drape, I took the pattern instructions’ advice and I did not hem the sleeves nor the bottom of the dress to give it more drape. Yes, the instructions made me do it!
I think the dress looks great not hemmed. May I just mention my stripe matching on this dress? Yes, I am going to toot my own horn on this one. I love the way the ombre flows with this dress! The back of the dress calls for ribbon, however I did not have any on hand, so instead I used some sparkly wine colored elastic. It matched perfectly.
Go sign up for the Sew a Long here, pick up your Portia Party Dress Sewing Pattern here and order some Wine Ombre Double Brushed Polyester from Simply by Ti. She has super fast shipping and it will get to you in plenty of time!