Pattern: Tiramisu Dress by Cake Patterns
Fabric: Jersey ITY from Gorgeous Fabrics
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.