This gorgeous fabric was in my stash and I thought it was perfect for my first Tiramisu and for Jungle January so we could join in on the safari fun arranged by Pretty Grievances
There’s something about an animal print that brings out the fun wild side of us… and I couldn’t help myself and just had to have a little fun with this one after seeing some of the pics the other ladies had shared for their makes for Jungle January via Twitter and what Pretty Grievances shared here
Ok… as you can tell Jungle January has made me a little crazy so now… back to my Tiramisu
First off I read all the instructions provided in the pattern which by the way is the first pattern from StephC from Sewing Cake. There’s also a 30 minute a day Tiramisu Sew-along you can join in on where Steph is providing lots of great tips and there’s also a Flickr group which is super dooper active and everyone is sharing their projects and StephC and the rest of the members in the group are fully supportive of each other.
Next up I decided to trace out my pattern instead of cutting up the original pattern pieces like I use to do. I don’t tend to do this anymore as I’ve been losing weight and I might just need to access the other sizes in the pattern down the track a little.
I also cut out 2 of the skirt pattern pieces instead of one. This way I could pin and cut out all four pieces of the skirt at the same time and ensure I had sufficient fabric as I added 5″ to the length of the skirt… lucky I did it this way as I was a little short of fabric and had to take 1″ of the length… even then I only had 1/8″ spare…. nothing like cutting it close LOL
With the waist band which was meant to be cut on the fold… I decided to extend my pattern piece so as it was the full width of the band (as shown in the pic above where you can see the join in the pattern piece) as I wanted to be able to have a little control over where the flowers in the print landed as I didn’t want a flower in the middle of my tummy… but thought I’d place one in the centre of my back band which you can see below. (Even our grass is looking a bit like a jungle and joining in on the fun)
Here’s a pic of the back so you can see I centred one of the flowers in the waistband for as a feature.
I’m so happy with how my Tiramisu turned out and here you can see me having a bit of a belly laugh… my hubby always seems to manage to make me start laughing when it’s time for him to take some pictures for me to share on my blog.
This picture probably give you a better overview of how the dress sits and how the skirt falls when I standing still.
So there you go another dress completed and another dress I know I’ll definitely be getting a lot of wear out of it and my Tiramisu pattern will definitely be one of my go to patterns for a super quick and easy comfortable dress.
What’s your thoughts about the Tiramisu?