Given the title you will be excused for thinking this is a post about a dessert recipe.
It is actually a blog post about the Tiramisu dress pattern from Cake Pattern company. This pattern is selling like hot cakes at the moment (great for the Brisbane based designer!).
Are you a middle aged frump with 'ishews' (big boobs or big hips but still an ok figure overall)? This is a fabulous pattern for you! Do you like the 50's kind of look... this is also a great pattern for you.
What I love most about this pattern, is that each piece is sized... ie the skirt is cut to the size of your hips, the bodice is cut to the size of your torso AND then also adjusted for the size of your bust.
For example... I cut a size 37.5" skirt and a size 35" bodice and adjusted the bodice for a D cup bust.
Now usually, I am able to make adjustments to regular patterns, allow ease for hips, small bust adjustments etc, but there is always some trepidation about whether my adjustments will work. With this pattern, however, you know you can sew it up in the confidence that it has been designed to allow for different measurements and is almost certainly going to fit you properly and look great first try.
The midriff piece (the black waistband in my dress) morphs the bodice and skirt sizing's so that you can join them easily.
Working out your size and then cutting out the pieces takes a bit more concentrating than usual, but once the pieces are cut out the dress is a cinch to sew.
In terms of fit and style, I love that the dress covers the upper arms, dips nicely at the bust but isn't at all revealing, and clings to the body without clinging to any bumps.
I used some polyester knit I bought recently in Vietnam. I couldn't quite cut out all the pieces and had to swap in some black for the waistband. This pattern looks fabulous in striped fabrics and there are cutting and sewing guides to help you do this nicely, so I was very keen to try out a striped version straight up. I am very keep to try this patter out again. If other blog reviews are anything to go by, then this pattern is very addictive to make over and over.