I made my first Portfolio dress using Kiyohara cotton linen blend from Purl. This is a great pattern - the pocket detail comes together so nicely, and I love the modern silhouette.  I made a modification to the sleeve, making the cuff a little smaller so the sleeve would gather and pouf out a bit. I also used one large button for the back closure instead of two smaller ones. Can't wait to make a few more!



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  • TheMissLinds commented 8 years ago

    Love the simplicity of this - but with unexpected details so it's not too basic. 

  • Nora commented 8 years ago

    This is so gorgeous I can hardly breathe. Love the closure on the back. My sewing list is getting longer and longer...

  • slfarns commented 8 years ago

    This is beautiful!  I've seen this pattern before, but never thought much of it (not a fan of the styling on the envelope).  But this makes me rethink it for sure!

    Allyson :: By a Thin Thread replied 8 years ago


  • Allyson :: By a Thin Thread commented 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone :) This has definitely become my go-to dress on those hot summery days!

  • hollybear commented 9 years ago

    Nice dress! I have had this pattern a while, but wasn't so inspired by the picture. Your version is better than the envelope!

  • Katie commented 9 years ago

    I got the pattern a week ago for the pants but now that I've seen your version of the Portfolio dress, I'm considering making it! It's lovely.

  • wewantsunshine commented 9 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Sew4my3 commented 9 years ago

    This is simply divine! I can't wait to see your future creations of this one.

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