Chocolate Tiramisu

Way back at the start of the year, I decided I was going to make something for someone every month.

And it’s taken until August for that to happen.

Yeah. Life gets a bit like that sometimes. Best laid plans, and all that.

Anyway, check it out – I made a dress for my mum!

Tiramisu dress

A Chocolate Tiramisu dress, in fact.

Tiramisu dress

Nice and fast and fun to make up – it fit her straight out of the pattern envelope, and no stripes to match either (unlike my Raspberry Tiramisu), so it was super quick.

Made out of a pretty textured chocolate coloured lace that she chose from my (crazy-large) stash.

Tiramisu dress

I really like how it looks on her. :-)

And there isn’t a lot more to say about this, really. The pattern is good, and after you get your head around how the measurements work, it’s easy to make up. So saying though, the gathers on the bust weren’t needed – heck knows how those actually work, as this version was with a D cup and even then there wasn’t enough fabric for gathers. Oh well, it fits fine without them anyway!

And it’s nice and swirly, too. For added fun.

Tiramisu dress

Like the massive wood pile in the background? We were down visiting my parents (and the rest of my family) last weekend and I (finally) finished off the dress down there on my mother’s sewing machine. My parent’s live kinda in the country, and have a woodburner in their lounge, and a bunch of huge big pine trees on their property, so there tends to be large rounds of wood stored for winter. Something about piles of firewood gives me warm fuzzies.

Tiramisu dress

I actually cut this out and stitched up most of it at the same time as when I made my Raspberry Tiramisu – I figured that since I was making one dress, I may as well make two! My mother was up visiting me at the time, so we both choose our fabric and I went crazy cutting and sewing. And this dress has been hanging in my wardrobe so the bias could settle (coz, you know, it takes a good month to do that. *cough cough*) ever since.

Tiramisu dress

Photos by my super awesome sister-in-law Krysha.

I’m quite liking that I made this for someone else. :-) Must do that again sometime….

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35 responses to “Chocolate Tiramisu

  1. Ahh she looks great in it and very pleased with it too!

    • She’s already wanting me to make her another one, in bright springtime colours, so I figure this one was a success. ;-)

  2. this dress looks lovely on her! well done on your selfless sewing – I’m impressed :)

    • Thanks! :-) (Now to see if it takes me another year before I get around to sewing for anyone else again…. Hmmmm….)

  3. It is good making things for others, but I know how things get… Love this. Mum looks pretty happy too!

  4. Your Mom is having a great time poising for this photo shoot! She is obviously thrilled with her new dress, as she should be- it looks lovely on her. Good job!

  5. Who knew swirling was a genetic trait?
    Your mum looks very stylish in her new dress. I love it.

  6. Ahhh, this looks amazing! What a great dress! Your mom is so adorable!

  7. What a fantastic model your mum is!! I hope she gets ‘scouted’ for a fashion show or magazine. She looks radiant and you have done a great job with the dress. Congratulations :)

  8. Your mom looks so happy in her new dress! And mmmm, chocolate…

  9. She looks lovely!!

  10. Awww – what a great Mum, doing all the necessary bloggy poses that we love!

  11. Turned out very nice! Your mum looks like she is loving it… happy twirling! ~Laurie

  12. Looks great, it really suits her.

  13. The dress looks great on her! Her smile shows the love and pride she feels for you. Priceless!

  14. This is a great version Kat and your Mom looks cute :-)

  15. Great job on your mum’s dress! I think she loves it. It certainly looks great on her.

  16. Lovely dress and what a lovely daughter you are :). BTW The last pic is my favourite!

  17. Oh My!!! Twirl, mum, twirl!! The tiramisu came out beautifully and your mum looks both beautiful and happy. Nice job Kat! (good karma, as well :) )

  18. Oh my gosh your mum is so CUTE! Love the fabric and it’s a great colour on her too, yay, one less piece in the stash? ;)

  19. as everyone has said, the dress suits her so well, and she looks like she is having so muc fun modelling it! Fabulous :)

  20. I love the dark rick chocolate colour, so yummy. Yay for a little sewing for our loved ones, always worth doing every now and then, but I’m not sure I could do it monthly!

  21. Your Mum is adorable! Nice job on the dress too : )

  22. That’s a lovely dress and it looks great on your mum, and how awesome are these photos of her smiling and twirling! Fabulous!

  23. So awesome – love the dress and the photos of your mum – she looks beautiful :)

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