Sewing Portfolios Ambassador Program and Michael Miller Fabrics – Sullivan Dress

Earlier in the year, I chanced upon Sewing Portfolios on Facebook and decided to sign up on its website. I thought it might give me more opportunities to test patterns, plus it was so easy – I only had to upload my sewing projects and provide some information, such as my sewing preferences, designers I have tested for etc. After that, I decided to create the {S+O} Fun Facebook page, blog and Instagram account.

To my great surprise, I was selected as a Sewing Portfolios Ambassador. I was merely trying my luck when I responded to the call. I had only 5 blog posts and 2 IG posts then (that is the honest truth), and yet I was selected alongside pattern designers and much more seasoned bloggers. I was even feeling a little embarrassed as I’m probably the least experienced and least prolific sewist there.

Nevertheless, I am very thankful for the opportunity given to me. Having a SP account made it easy to respond to testing calls, as I could simply share my SP link and it’s easy to see my sewing background at a glance. Note that you have to be a member to view other members’ pages though, and there are many designers I admire and even fabric shops among its business members.

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As a result of the partnership between SP and Michael Miller Fabrics, each ambassador was given a surprise package of fabric to sew up. Mine was from the Frolic collection by Tamara Kate, and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful collection! On top of that, I had already pre-ordered a yard of the Frolic border from Spun Honey Fabrics. Having Tresse in lime as a coordinate made it even better!

I decided to make a maxi dress since I had sufficient fabric to do so. That was a first for me, besides using a border print. I kept changing my mind, but eventually settled on the Sullivan Dress by Sew Much Ado (also a SP business partner). I purchased this pattern as I’ve always loved a scalloped hem, and I thought it was a nice complement to the horizontal leaves pattern. Having a button keyhole also made it an easier sew for me (truth).

That’s not saying the pattern is any less professional though. It includes French seams and flat felled seams!

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My daughter kept saying that this was her princess dress! I reckon she just needs wings to make her look like a fairy princess.

I made it in a straight size 3 so that there is room to grow into, though the length is perfect as it is! She is tall and skinny. If you’d like to see another beautiful Sullivan dress by a fellow ambassador, check out Kaleidothought’s post. She made it with the sweet tulip sleeves. I would have done that if I hadn’t cut out the wrong bodice pieces, so do take note that there are two different ones for sleeveless or tulip sleeves.

It’s easy to create your portfolio on Sewing Portfolios, and it may open many doors for you in the future, including becoming an ambassador. Happy sewing!

{S+O} Fun

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4 thoughts on “Sewing Portfolios Ambassador Program and Michael Miller Fabrics – Sullivan Dress

  1. Absolutely wonderful blog post Angeline!! You paired these fabrics with this pattern so perfectly! She definitely looks like a fairy princess! ❤

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