I think Cake’s Tiramisu dress pattern is great. It’s a wonderful blend of fun and flirty and functional. The construction instructions are clear and the sizing allows for fit on many different bodies. Unfortunately, I just don’t like how it looks on my body. I had misgivings when planning the dress but I so badly wanted it to be cute on me like it is on so many women that I went ahead and sewed it. I finished the dress and, just as I thought, it looks good on every body type but pear, and I happen to be a pear. Oh well.
For fit, I ended up cutting out several inches from the side when sewing front and back together. I also shortened the front of the bust pieces over an inch. So, the dress fits me nicely but it’s just not flattering. However, this pattern is perfect for my mom’s body type, so I foresee making her some cake in the future! And all was not lost, as I brought the dress to dinner with some girlfriends and ended up making them play dress-up. I sent the dress home with the gal in the middle and I’m sure that she’ll enjoy it. (At least the fabric came from my stash. So, one more piece down on my stashbusting sewalong.)