This blog was created to keep track of dressses I was making. I hoped to try different looks, cuts, bust darts and so on and eventually find 3 dresses in my closet that I loved. They needed to be comfortable and all in all my go-to dresses. I wanted two to be classics so I wouldn’t have to keep working my butt off to get good fit on a gazillion patterns. The third would be a trendy dress and basically this third dress would change from season to season.

But, really, I wanted ONLY three dresses? Oh, beginner Leila and your achievable goals.

Everyone swears by different pattern companies and when I started this blog I had no idea there would be so many.

I’ve tried the Big Four, or ButtMcVogue as Carolyn at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic calls them. Say it, use it. It’s hilarious. I’ve also tried a couple of indie pattern makers but I’m still on the hunt for three patterns.

Little did I know, what I was setting out to do was become a pattern repeater. Funny that it took a sewing dare to make that clear.

So, here I am. I’ve made two three (the third Tira needs photographing) of the exact same dress pattern and I want to make more.

Dare I say that the Tiramisu knit dress is the first of my three dresses? You all know that I work for Cake Patterns, right? I’m the current distributor for the Northern Hemisphere. If you’ve bought one of their patterns, and you’re in the N.H., it’s come from me. I don’t think this is the reason why I love this dress.

The real reason is the fit. I’ve been on the hunt for great fit for two years. Diligently, too. I’ve learned how to do full bust adjustments (FBAs) and that I can cut corners with a larger front and smaller back and still achieve great fit. The thing with this Tiramisu dress is it’s also blank slate dress. I can see how changing up the fabric can give me a completely different look. It’s open to interpretation. There are some rules, like use knits, but other than that, you can make it what you want. I like that.

Am I really only searching for two more dress patterns I love to make and wear for this project? What will happen when I’ve found two more dresses I can re-make to my hearts content? Will this blog disappear?

Also, what are your favorite pattern companies? Have you found one to be loyal to or maybe you’re on the same hunt I’m on?

And, yes, I have a thing for the number 3.

silk cotton tira2