Caramel Tiramisu

Guess what?

Yeah, I made (another) Tiramisu, from Cake patterns.

Back when I made the Chocolate Tiramisu (they must all be named after imaginary Tiramisu flavours, after all) for my mother, she expressed an interest in getting another one in a more summery fabric. Turns out she’s been wearing her Tiramisu quite a bit, so I made her another one for her birthday.

This time, I used a heavy-ish weight knit. No idea what the fabric content is, it’s been hanging around in my stash for quite some time. It doesn’t have a huge amount of stretch to it though, it’s quite a stiff knit. So even though the Chocolate Tiramisu is a bit too big on my mum, I decided to make the Caramel one in the same size as I had a feeling that the different properties of this knit would result in a closer fit than the chocolate stretch lace I used for the first Tiramisu-for-my-mother.

Turns out that was a good idea, and this one fits her rather well. :-) I finished it just in time to give to her when she was up visiting us for a few days last week, as a slightly-belated birthday present.

(Although my photographer-guy only took three photos, all of which were from the front, and it was too late before I realised to get any more before my mum went back home to Dunedin. So, you only get one photo of it to prove it exists….)

Caramel Tiramisu | Modern Vintage Cupcakes

This fabric has actually been in my stash for a few years, waiting to turn into a dress for my mother. Better late than never, right?! (Oops!) It’s a colour scheme she likes for dresses – autumn shades and florals.

(And as per usual when I make something for someone else, I am now beset by doubt that she likes it and will wear it. Does anyone else get that? A semi-conviction after you give someone something you made that they only said they liked it to humour you? Or is it just me? Ah well, more reason to keep sewing selfishly, right? ;-) )

This is the fifth Tiramisu I’ve made now (and the third for someone else – turns out they make good gifts!), and it took me a grand total of 1.5 hours from start to finish. Including cutting out fabric. Yeah, turns out it’s a pretty fast make when you’ve got your fit sorted out! As with the others, I did it all up on my overlocker. Although my overlocker decided not to play ball completely and rather than doing a cover stitch as topstitching on the neck and sleeve bindings, I ended up having to do two rows of plain sewing machine stitching instead since the overlocker threads kept skipping. *sigh* But hey, it happens – overlockers can be temperamental little beasties at times!

Wish I could figure out how to stop the fabric from pulling a bit under the bust, where each of the neck binding ends gets caught in the midriff piece – anyone know how to do that? I think it’s just part of this pattern, where less-stretchy bits get attached to more-stretchy bits. *shrug*

Anyway, there we have it – another Tiramisu! Something tells me it won’t be the last….

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16 responses to “Caramel Tiramisu

  1. This looks wonderful ~ congratulations on another great “slice” of Cake! Agree with mum on autumn coloured flowers on any kind of fabric. Yes, making for someone else does the same thing to me. And my wonderful overlocker can be such a b*gg*r sometimes, too. (exasperated sigh).
    xx del

  2. Your productivity continues to amaze me… how many items do you bang out in a week?? You’re not running a sweatshop are you? LOL

    Your mum looks really happy with the dress – I’m sure she’ll wear it lots, and you’re right; it’s a great fit on her :)

  3. Pretty! That is a really neat knit fabric. I never see knits with pretty prints. Score! Your mum looks lovely. How lucky is she? ? :)

    • Thanks jo! :-) I can’t remember where I found this knit, pretty sure it wasn’t in wellington though, the selection around these parts isn’t the best sadly….

  4. I’m sure she loves it – she looks great!
    I’ve told my friends that my aim is for them to have as much crocheted stuff in their lives as I do which has taken the worry away :-)
    I’m very much looking forward to seeing how they mask their horror tomorrow when I give them all loo roll cover dolls!! (I’ve been building up to it for the past 3 years…)

  5. It fits her perfectly!! And, the colours look beautiful on her, I”m sure she’ll get lots of wear out of it.

  6. I definitely get that fear. Luckily, I currently only make stuff for me or my husband, who I make wear it. I have some merino to make some leggings for Mum and am terrified to cut it in case I screw it up

    • Oh it’s so much more nerve wracking making for someone else! Good luck with the leggings! Which pattern are you using?

  7. Your Mum is too cute for words and those tones are perfect for her – I don’t think you need to fear for this make!

  8. Your mum looks super happy in that photo, I bet she’s loving her dress! And yes, I have that issue with making for others, but I still do it from time to time!

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