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|Cake patterns: 0144 ( Faux Wrap Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||1/19/13 1:09 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/19/13 1:10 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: The Tiramisu Dress is the first offering from Cake: Knit knee-length dress with front surplice (mock wrap) neckline, short kimono sleeves and an easily customizable midriff section. The skirt features in-seam pockets and falls in the soft folds of a vintage half-circle skirt. The pattern includes optional stripes placement guide, cup sizing A-D and a bust alteration line.|
Pattern Sizing: Size 30- 50 with adjustable bust options.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! The pattern is so cute that I didn't even feel the need to make any design changes!
DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM DETAIL
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very well written with lots of pictures. As a newbie sewer, I really appreciated that!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I struggled a bit with fitting the bodice. Otherwise, its a completely cute pattern and the directions were easy to follow.
Fabric Used: A cheapie cotton jersey with zero recovery- that was a mistake. It stretched out like crazy with all the seam ripping I did to get the fit right.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Although I do love this dress, I had some issues with the fit during construction and still have some issues with the fit now. Even though I am fairly certain that I measured myself and the pattern correctly, when I first put it together, the bodice was ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS.I think part of the problem is how short-waisted I am, but I'm not sure that accounts for the whole situation that was happening! I took about 2 inches out of the shoulder seam on both the front and back and removed about another 2 inches from the bottom of the front bodice. I then had to redraft the neckline to make it wide enough to look even remotely like it was intended. I then took two inches in on each side bodice/midriff side seam. The skirt, however, fit perfectly right off the pattern and I think the suggested length is super flattering. The last adjustment I made was shortening the midriff by about half, which I knew was probably an adjustment I would have to make from the get-go. I am so short-waisted that long midriff pieces look ridiculous on me. Since I'm such a newbie, I was kind of making up these adjustments on the fly and just trying to, in the famous words of Tim Gunn, "make it work!". I'm sure there is a much better way to go about doing these modifications.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely going to sew this quite a few more times! I just need to figure out how to get the fit right on the bodice. As for the next Tiramisu, I think I will consult the 30- Minutes a Day Tiramisu Sew-a-long for some fit help.
Conclusion: V-neck, jersery, pockets, and a flattering full skirt? Check, check, check and check. This dress is exactly what I have been looking for. In fact, I'm wearing it right now! I see many Tiramisus in my future!
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