A few months back I bought a pattern from Cake Patterns for a dress called “Tiramisu”.
I envisioned a comfortable red dress for summer, and trolled Fabric.com for a good buy on some cotton knits.
I found a color called “Rust” that looked nice online, but when it came ended up being more purpley than red.
But, it felt so nice and soft that even though it was a decidedly more fall color than summer, I decided to forge ahead with it anyway.
And I am SO. GLAD. that I did!
You’ll have to excuse the crappy pictures; I was playing with the self timer on my camera and fighting the fact that there is not one decent place outside to tale pictures where there’s not unsightly overgrowth everywhere (stupid rainy summer).
Also, Susan’s not here to be sure I get some flattering and high quality garment shots, so we’ll just have to deal with what we get.
Also, excuse the dumb look on my face. Like I said, I was still playing with the timer, and I wasn’t sure it had set.
Or we can all just face the fact that I don’t like posing for pictures. Not because it isn’t fun, but because I am no good with facial expressions. In fact, I am pretty sure I have This Condition.
Side View. Complete with camera glare and thread all over my shoulder!
I have not finished the hem yet as per the instructions on the pattern to wear it a bit first and let the fabric fall and settle a bit. I also had to take in the size a LOT.
I don’t use knit fabrics a ton, and my first instinct is to generally cut a bit larger than my size, just in case. With this one, I measured myself and cut to that size, but there was an insane amount of positive ease in this fabric so it ended up hanging on my frame awkwardly. It’s also a bit heavier weight fabric than I was hoping for, but in combination with the color I think it will be outstanding for fall. I really want to make more in black, grey and pumpkin color as well as a nice teal if I can get it in a tissue weight. It’s a great pattern, and now that I have it down to proper size, it’s very flattering and majorly comfortable. It was also pretty darn easy to put together.
There you have it.
Now go make your own!
Wow, it looks AMAZING and so good on you as well! I’m in awe of sewers… I have some very basic sewing skills but still find whole garments intimidating. Very impressive!