Wearable Muslin: Tiramisu Dress [Cake Patterns]

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Pattern: Tiramisu Dress by Cake Patterns
Fabric: Jersey ITY from Gorgeous Fabrics
Size: 30D

Cardigan: Sweater Project
Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger

This was the perfect dress for a walk on the beach this past weekend in Cape Cod.  Not too long, little short sleeves, and perfectly wearable under a cardigan.  I intended this to be just a muslin to get the fit right for this pattern, since I’ve never had luck with surplice styles, and I’ve been hanging on to this fabric for a long time, waiting for the right project.  After much fussing, I got this to fit…but it’s not perfect.  There was a lot of bagginess under the bust and I had to remove almost two inches of fabric, but how I did it caused problems with the underam seam.  I don’t get it…I picked the right size based on my measurements but it wasn’t anywhere close to fitting in the bust.  I think this pattern may be just overengineered…or not suited for us small chested gals.  But hey, no gaping!

When I make my final Tiramisu dress, I’ll post a more in-depth review of the pattern and how I solved my fitting problems.  Wish me luck, and thank you for your feedback on my earlier post.



  1. May 1, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    It looks great on you.

  2. May 1, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    your dress turned out great, and at least it will get worn! but i totally hear you on the sizing, a total disappointment. i think all those options are simply unnecessary for a knit pattern, plus every knit fabric has a different stretch factor, etc. i do like the style a lot, but chances are i won't be returning for other cake patterns.

  3. May 2, 2013 / 3:35 am

    I"m so glad you made it work! I noticed that Steph said in her post this morning that she's revised the smaller sizes for Tiramisu… Maybe that'll make it a more accurate fit for smaller busts! In the mean time, this version looks really pretty on you! 🙂

  4. May 4, 2013 / 1:36 am

    This looks great on you! I sure can't tell that you had fit issues!

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