Fabric: 2 1/2 yards lightweight pink wool jersey from Mood, $35 if I remember correctly
Pattern: Cake Patterns Tiramisu
Notions: fusible stay tape
Time to complete: 6 hours?
First worn: Jan 8th out and about
Wear again: yes
Total cost: about $35
My paternal grandmother, May, who we called Mimi, always wore this shade of lipstick. Her raincoat was the same color. Perfect for a cheerful winter dress.
Mikhaela and her husband, Masheka, who did the pattern illustration and envelope/instructions design. They are lovely, talented, hardworking people and I want them to be successful! For myself, I was less excited because the dress, though indisputably adorable, contains two design elements I usually avoid: a surplice neckline and a wide midriff band. I think this neckline looks great if you have a bust. I don't. As for the midriff band, it's just not comfortable since I had surgery in that area a year and a half ago. So I had specific reservations about Tiramisu but thought I'd give it a shot anyways.
|Hmm. I do have on a slip.|
Pavlova wrap top, Steph's next pattern, about which I have no reservations. It looks comfortable, versatile, and chic, very appealing. Yes, the neckline is similar, but somehow the extension into a wrap makes all the difference.
Next up: my ginaclarkstyle dress + surprise!