Although I have had this dress made for a couple of weeks now and have worn it and washed it a few times already, I am just now getting photos and blogging about it! I actually have a few things made to photograph as well….. ahhh, the holidays!
This the Tiramisu knit dress pattern by Cake Patterns.
There were a lot of firsts whilst making this dress. First of all, I am not a sewer of knits and am not accustomed to working with them. I also have never sewn with jersey, nor have I used a Cake Pattern. Thus, it took me a little longer than it usually does to concoct a dress, but I’m certain it will run a bit smoother when I make my next Tiramisu. And yes, there will be another one! I am very happy with this one, although I do have to safety pin the bodice in order to not show too much cleavage. I am going to adjust that next with a smaller cup size and hopefully that will help me. Or, I’ll just wear a camisole underneath. So far, a small gold safety pin has done the trick. I always seem to have to use one with wrap and faux wrap dresses and skirts.
My Tiramisu is made of a rayon/lycra jersey knit that I bought for $2.99/yd as a “crazy priced” sale fabric from Fabric Mart a couple of months ago. It’s a very nice jersey and soooo comfortable to wear. In fact, pairing this dress with leggings makes me feel like I’m wearing pajamas all day, and yet, I certainly don’t look like I’m out and about in my jammies, do I?
the Tiramisu has instructions for cutting this pattern out on stripes, which made that part fairly easy. It did take a bit of time to match the stripes up on the adjoining pattern pieces. I did fairly well except for the shoulders, where it isn’t as seamless. I only used my serger to finish the edges, but frankly, I’m a bit nervous about actually sewing knits with my serger, so I haven’t tried that yet. Heck, I just managed to change the thread on my serger (with the help of my husband) from white to black…… baby steps….. yes….. baby steps!
I certainly plan to make another Tiramisu in the future! I am not sure how near that future will be yet as I have not found any knit fabrics that I like as much as this striped jersey. But, I’m certain I will! In the meantime, I’ve been working on some blouse/skirt outfits and Christmas gifts. And yes, the 70 degree November here finally vacated and winter arrived a bit early to our ranch here in Northern California. We had our first snow on Friday night which has been steadily melting since then. I like me some cold weather! Well…. cold for here!
Dress: Cake Tiramisu in rayon/lycra jersey made by me