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Topic: Tiramisu from Cake Patterns + stripes for the first time  (Read 732 times)
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« on: July 08, 2014 10:11:42 AM »



I've had the Tiramisu pattern for awhile and when I spotted this striped fabric on sale, I knew it was time.

First I did a test dress with some fabric that came in a random fabric bundle.  (Quick plug time, I have no affliation with them, but I've had good results with everything I order from http://fabricmartfabrics.com/)

Which turned out really well:


Basically the first time I've successfully made a wearable muslin.

For the blue striped dress, I cut out every piece individually except the pockets (oh yes, these dresses have POCKETS!). I put the center front line in the same place for the left and right front and back bodice pieces and left and right front and back skirt pieces. That isn't necessary when you work with a normal stripe because the Tiramisu pattern is designed to work with stripes (LOTS of examples from other people online), I just managed to pick the one fabric that required matching in 3 directions like a plaid.

I also shortened the skirt by about 4 inches on both dresses. Then for the blue striped dress, I had to tweak the pattern a bit to get the center front and center back seams to do what I wanted.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014 10:17:32 AM »

I used the pattern size indicated on the envelope for my measurements. It has zero ease, which makes it quite loose in a knit and very forgiving. According to my measurements, I should have needed a FBA (built into the pattern!!), but it fit just find at the D cup setting.

This pattern goes from a 25"-50" waist and A-D cup in each size.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014 07:04:18 AM »

Both dresses are lovely. I'm glad they worked up so well for you.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014 01:14:18 PM »

both dressed turned out fab!  the modified hemline is uber flattering, and the fact that the dress has pockets...that's a definite plus! 
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014 01:49:31 PM »

Both dresses look great and you did incredible with the fabric designs.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014 02:22:40 PM »

Taking the extra time to work out the matching of the stripes so that they chevron properly was well worth it...a much more professional looking dress!  You have talent in dress making...and it is very cute and flattering!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014 02:41:54 PM »

Oooh, I love this.  The cut is so pretty and I love how you matched up the pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014 06:17:44 AM »

nice dresses
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014 07:54:46 AM »

Very nice, and flattering! I'll have to look online for this company!
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