I got so much into my little groove of "30 minutes a day" sewing that I have totally neglected doing anything else, including updating this little old blog. Oh dear, but all in a good cause I'm sure you agree. I am still hung up on the Tiramisu pattern this week. Since the official sewalong ended, I have finished version 2 and have nearly completed version 3. With all my little tweaks recorded on my pattern, I can sew it up so fast now. Love it!
Anyway here is Version 2. I decided to alter the Tiramisu dress for something more in keeping with my day-to-day wardrobe at this time of year and so I sewed a t-shirt version which I can throw on with jeans, boots and cardigan. I used some purple cotton jersey which I bought at the Birmingham blogger meet up. I think I had 1 1/2 metres and paid £2/m. To create my peplum style tee, I sewed up the Tiramisu pattern exactly as written, except for omitting the pockets and cutting the skirt off at 10 inches in length.
It was interesting to see how the different knit fabric affected the pattern and its fit. This fabric has a little less stretch than my first dress and so it was harder to stretch the neck band to fit the v neckline. For future versions, I wonder if it would be better for me to mark the cutting line but cut the neckband a little longer, so that I could easily adjust the ease if necessary? I think this fabric may have less recovery over time so I'm going to wash and wear it, and see how it feels then.
Here (on left) is another slightly over-lightened shot where you can hopefully see a little more detail.
On Tuesday I cut out version 3 (another dress length Tira) and it should be ready to be hemmed this evening, once the bias has dropped. Having made a nice dent in my fabric stash with all these recent projects, I feel no guilt whatsoever at the prospect of a little fabric shopping this weekend. I will be meeting up with Stevie and a bunch of other sewing bloggers to lunch, chat, swap and check out the stalls at Walthamstow market. Hop over to Stevie's blog for the info if you fancy stopping by.