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