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Topic: My attempt with the Portobello pixie "Gracie" Dress  (Read 2374 times)
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« on: March 29, 2009 10:39:38 AM »

I just got my portobello pixie patterns in the mail last Saturday and couldn't wait to give one of the dresses a shot, This one is the "gracie" dress It's basically a 2 tier dress with an bodice. The patterns do run small as most people say I made this dress one size bigger than my daughters true size.
I will say that I am a little disappointed in the patterns so much money but really when it comes down to it they are so simple it makes me upset that i chose to pay the price for the convenience of not having to think!


« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009 10:44:51 AM »

it is very cute!!

why exactly are you disappointed in the patterns? is it the sizing issue, the price, etc?? (curious cause I'll be making some children's clothes this summer)

« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009 11:10:00 AM »

Its adorable!

I get mad when patterns are *really* simple and they are very expensive.. but it really is that " not having to think " part, LOL.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009 12:03:44 PM »

Your daughter is beautiful! Again great job on your sewing really nice =)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 02:13:11 PM »

Well, it's certainly adorable, regardless of what you had to pay for the pattern! 
That said, I'm too cheap to pay high prices for patterns because I'm "sure" I can make it myself.  Now, the fact that I never actually sit down and do that is a problem...   Smiley
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009 03:45:51 PM »

The dress turned out beautiful!  I felt guilty after buying her "Claire" pattern for the same reason - expensive!  I bought the Claire for the knot dress pattern, but the peasant & ruffles are the same as I've made before.  You do beautiful work...but sometimes it's nice to just open, cut and pin on your fabrics without thinking, so just think of this one as a lazy-day pattern Smiley  Good work!
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009 08:54:23 AM »

I think its adorable!!!!  I like her patterns though yes they are simple.  I have the Gracie but haven't tried it yet, I found the Claire to run true to size though.

As for the cost, I won't pay $13-$16 for a pattern...  I suggest finding a Co-op...  I got mine for $8.50 that way which I was willing to spend for the convince & the fact that it covers a good range of sizes.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009 02:43:06 PM »

 Nice job! Love it.
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