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Kids Buttercup dress and Adults Portia dress

I made our new year dresses out of Simply by Ti's fabrics. Ti has a number of sparkly fabrics in her shop and I got the black sparkle knit to make a holiday dress for Aanya. For me, I liked the leopard ITY fabric which has the perfect drape for the Portia dress. I was so swamped in January that I forgot to share these beautiful dresses! Better late than never!

This was us on the way to New Year Eve party. I made a faux fur shawl to wrap. It was the perfect addition. Love the whole look for both of us!

Little bit better photos of the Rad Patterns buttercup here. This top/dress pattern has become Aanya's favorite because she can spin in it and it's not tight anywhere. She hates tight clothing and just refuses to wear it at all, including jeans! It was a struggle to get her to agree to the tights. I'm pretty sure I bribed her with extra screen time. Shhhh 

The fabric is so pretty with the sparkles. It is subtle and non scratchy which is a must over here. 

My dress was Rebecca Page Portia. It is a free pattern available here  The midi length knit dress is free and that is what I used, but there is a woven maxi paid version as well available here.  There is a kids version as well. It is a nice pattern for a flowy and flattering dress. 

I loved this leopard ITY when I first got it and was saving it for a special project. This worked out pretty well. I love the way the portia sleeves drape in ITY!

The fabrics for this post were sponsored by Simply by Ti fabric shop and the patterns contain affiliated links. It will not cost you anything extra, just give me a little kickback if you buy any pattern using this link. 


Suzanne said…
Love these dresses!!!!

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