|Cake patterns: 0144 (Tiramisu Knit Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|About vivienchen |
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|Member since: 10/29/11 |
|Reviews written: 6|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|Posted on:||9/11/13 1:15 PM |
|Last Updated:||9/13/13 5:41 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $13.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Viscose Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
an easy, carefree daytime knit dress with great potential!
Sizing based on the high bust and have variation for cup sizing A-D , I chose 35 (35-39 high bust) and B cup for a snug fit (I am a C)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instruction itself is very clear and concise, with clear diagrams ( i love the clever symbols in each diagram showing the steps that involves such as pressing, pinning, and basting etc). you can learn a lot about sewing knit from this pattern from the type of needle to recommended stitches. A lot more information can be found in Cake's website sew-along.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern has its own sizing system which is based on high bust size, and it comes with cup sizing A-D and a bust alteration line - I was rather baffled at first but quickly understood what that was meant for after reading the pattern instruction and the sew-along posts. The fitting is drama free, once the bust is chosen everything fall into places.
I love the strip matching guides which really came in handy. As the dress was cut on the bias the long seams seemed a bit wavy first but once I put it on the dress it just stretchedto conform my body really smoothly.
The bodice design and the kimono sleeves are genius. The whole dress was really easy to put together despite the efforts on stripe matching
I don't have any dislikes.
Red and white stripy jersey, thin and stretchy (at least 50% on both directions) just like the pattern envelope photo. I am an visible person, like what i see
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shorted the neck and the sleeves bands slightly to avoid gaping. I sewed the bodice with sewing machine zigzag stitches for a better control and the rest (skirt panels etc) overlocking.
After wearing a couple of times I have decided to chop 2 inches off so it is just above the knees.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
yes and yes
The construction is straightforward and no-fuzz. The dress is very fun, very comfy and very sexy. It makes your boobs looking great without flashing skin. When wearing it I feel dressed up but not trying too hard. Overall a great beginner's knit pattern with great potentials. Apart from the summer look with lighter material, I can imagine a dark solid colour with a more beefy knit will also look great in the winter with boots and scarfs
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