Purple Tiramisu dress

The Tiramisu was my first piece of clothing sewn for myself, my first dress, my first knit and my first go at pockets! I cut it out at home, and sewed it up over the course of three sewing lessons. The instructions that come with the pattern are great – very clear and simple to read. The trickiest parts that I had the most help with were the pockets, and the bottoms of the sleeve bindings where they meet under the arms.

A photo to demonstrate a) my poor selection of thread colours and b) my terrible hemming. I was rushing to hem it and didn’t pin or press, which I think would have helped with the puckering of the fabric.

Doing the little pleated bits under the bodice was fun! I need to adjust the fit a little the next time I make it – the top part of the bodice needs to be a little longer and I need a slightly smaller cup size. I think I’ll make the skirt a teensiest bit longer as well. Overall I’m really pleased with it though – I like the design (the pockets are fantastic), the heavy knit makes it a great winter dress for Brisbane weather, and it’s super comfortable. I love swanning off to work in it thinking “I made this!”. (My inner dialogue is not modest).

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One thought on “Purple Tiramisu dress

  1. Yay! Your outer dialogue need not be modest either. Well done, great job, magnificent colour on you and you even hemmed. I mean, hemming knits is totally not necessary… You know, the skirt would have been the teensiest bit longer if you did not hem …
    I am a gleeful bad influence.
    Look forward to future sewing endeavours! More yay!

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