I made this dress whilst drunk…
The Sunday before last, I went to an afternoon party at a friend’s house, and I ended up drinking rather a lot of Cava, followed by Raki, followed by red wine, followed by gin…or was it vodka? I can’t even remember!
I came home earlyish to put the baby to bed, and, as husband was doing work-related stuff, I sulked, disappeared into my sewing room and made the very unwise decision to get cracking with my second Tiramisu dress. I did half-heartedly wonder if it was a bit foolish, but the overwhelming urge to just get on with it and make myself a new dress prevailed. I’d already made a Cake Patterns Tiramisu dress before, so I knew what to do, and I knew it would be a quick and easy sew.
To be honest, the dress did come together fairly easily, all except for one major flaw. When I was attaching my neckband, I TOTALLY buggered it up. And I did it on the overlocker, so there was no going back. I can’t even really put into words exactly what I did wrong without it sounding overly tedious, but basically I had to add a new bit on and overlap it with the old bit and it didn’t all line up. These are the perils of sewing whilst drunk. But, I wasn’t going to let it stop me! I was determined to have a new dress by the end of the night, and I finished it around midnight!
I used a really beautiful silk jersey that someone kindly donated at the Birmingham swap. If it was you, let me know! The fabric is beautiful. The white stripes are a tiny bit shimmery and the black stripes are a tiny bit velvety, and overall the fabric is beautifully soft and floaty light with a fantastic drape. I wondered if it might be a bit sheer to use as a dress, but with a waist slip underneath it’s fine even in direct sunlight.
The stripe matching turned out brilliantly and I’m really pleased with the chevron effect. I only have one other stripy dress – my Colette Hazel – but this dress feels much more practical and wearable. Despite the major fuck-up with the neckband, which is glaringly obvious being centre front, I am very fond of this dress.
Without further ado, I will leave you with some pictures of my drunken creation: