All the way back in July I told the world I was going to start on my first Tiramisu by Cake Patterns. Tiramisu is only my second successfully finished knit fabric project. Previously I had made a t-shirt based off of a favorite from my closet and I had a easy knit dress go completely wrong when my serger thoroughly ate my fabric. Yes, my serger, after taking a knits class I fell so quickly in love that I had a serger in just a couple of short months. That was a year ago and I still don’t fully understand this versatile machine. Not to fear, I have a Craftsy course on the subject that is just waiting to be finished and blogged about.
Anyways back to the Tiramisu, I loved the sizing system! It was like a little puzzle. Unfortunately, I fear that I will still have to give it a slight FBA for the next one. Although I am going to wait and see if I notice a difference when I use a slinkier fabric, like a rayon blend.
Originally I planned to wear the dress on my Honeymoon in Maui, but I have to be honest with you. The luscious full circle skirt was practically uncontrollable in Maui’s strong afternoon trade winds. So I wore this comfy dress on the plane ride home and looked damn good doing it. Accept when I was being attacked by the floor fans at the security gate. I am considering making this bodice with a more A-line skirt. Has anyone done this? Does anyone have a way to keep full skirts down?
As for the specifics of the dress I cut a 35 in the high bust, a D in the bodice and a 30 in the waist. This was a learner project with my serger and I did make some mistakes. Mainly cutting of the gathering along one of the busts. My friends say that they can’t tell, but I am sure it must have effected the fit. Another reason why I want to make another dress before committing to an FBA.
Besides my serger mishap I followed the instructions to the T, besides shortening the dress to my desired length. So, this is pretty much a nice wearable muslin. I skipped hemming the skirt because I was slightly intimidated and didn’t have time to take it on in the weeks before my wedding, but I think that it looks great.
I am looking forward to making another Tiramisu and have ordered the hard copy of the Red Velvet dress!