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!
A Chocolate Tiramisu dress, in fact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….