Sew a knit dress with a twist with the slinky Portia Dress PDF sewing pattern!
The Portia Dress is a fitted dress designed for knits, giving you a stylish slinky silhouette with all the comfort of jersey fabrics. The focus point is the twist at the front which looks fancy but is so easy to construct. The twist sits just under the bust creating some beautiful draping in the fabric and the whole dress comes together really quickly.
The bodice features a dropped shoulder and the loose sleeve ends below the elbow, where it’s brought in at the hem with narrow elastic.
Make your Portia in a solid colour, or have fun with colour-blocking and go half and half both at the front and back of the dress.
Pick between two lengths: just above or just below the knee. The shorter version makes a great party dress, especially if you make your Portia Dress in a sparkly jersey like Rosie’s black glitter version (worn over a slip).
Portia can be as casual or as dressy as you want her to be, depending on your choice of fabric, footwear and accessories. She looks equally great worn with trainers or heels, as well as tights and boots for the colder months.