|Cake patterns: 0144 (Tiramisu Knit Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Reviewed by:||Cat n Bull|
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|Posted on:||7/8/13 7:03 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/10/13 10:43 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Modal Blend Jersey Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I LOVE this dress! I haven't made a garment for myself in a few years, and this was a great re-introduction into sewing clothes for myself. The BEST thing about it? It FITS my no-pattern-has-EVER-fit-without-major-alterations body!|
I used a 4-way super stretchy bamboo knit. It was VEEEERY stretchy, and very thin, so I doubled up the bodice. I just made 2 bodices, then basted them wrong sides together then sewed them as one.
I should have made the back bodice piece a little shorter to compensate for my very ample booty, but it still looks great finished!
I had to sew up the front where it crosses, I don't like too much cleavage showing. Next time I make it, and there WILL be a next time, I'll just overlap more.
The bamboo was a pain to work with, it is hard to even cut it straight, so the bindings on the neckline and sleeves were a challenge to get a consistent width.
I did make the pockets, and the fabric isn't the best to use for a skirt with pockets. I am pretty large in that area of my body, so pockets are always iffy on me, but I am keeping them even though they gap because I LOVE pockets and it was a lot of extra work to put them in. It's MY dress and I'll have gappy pockets 'cause I WANT to.
I LOVE! the wide midriff band! It is very flattering and the custom
fit-to-size pattern is brilliant.
I LOVE the sleeves! SO super simple.
I will definitely use this pattern again, next time with fabric that behaves better.
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