After seeing so many pretty versions of this dress -check out this delicious purple number by lladybird-, I’m jumping into the Tiramisu dress bandwagon!
If you haven’t heard about this pattern, this is the first pattern from Steph‘s new pattern line, Sewing Cake. From the description of Tiramisu Dress: “Knit knee-length dress with front surplice (mock wrap) neckline, short kimono sleeves and an easily customizable midriff section. The skirt features in-seam pockets and falls in the soft folds of a vintage half-circle skirt. The pattern includes optional stripes placement guide, cup sizing A-D and a bust alteration line.” It is available as paper patterns on Steph’s Etsy shop and PDF pattern in her Craftsy shop.
I just got back from the store with this stretch velvet in floral pattern, perfect for spring. No patience to wait for the paper pattern to arrive, I bought the PDF version so I can start right away. This pattern uses different sizing than most other pattern companies. Instead of choosing a certain set of sizes, you choose your high bust measurement, corresponding cup measurement, and waist measurement. The combined result is your own personal pattern! As for me, I ended up with size 30D with 25″ waist.
Now I would usually put the list of alterations that I’ve made on a pattern, like swayback adjustment etc. But I didn’t do anything except for shortening the waistband a bit (1.5 cm) and the hem, the dress fits me straight out of the envelope! The dress was made on my overlocker, so it was finished really quickly. I only use sewing machine to attach the pockets and finish the hem using blindstitch. The pattern was printed before lunch and I ended up with a dress in the afternoon. You can see that I’m very happy!
Pattern is Tiramisu Dress (PDF version) size 30D.