stripey tiramisu and narrow the sleeves, narrow the midriff and probably take the waist in through the sides a smidge. I'm finding noticeable differences in how flattering it is depending on loose or more fitted fabric. Because of the cut-on sleeves, I'm reluctant to cut too high under the arm, so a bit of extra looseness around the underarms is just how it has to be.
The under-bust fit is the one I'm interested in the most. My first Tiramisu dress, the midriff was half-way up to my bust point until I resewed the underbust seam with the narrowest seam I could get away with. The second one, the midriff was in a better place, but a bit loose and I thought I needed to get the seam lower again for #3. I did lengthen the fabric on the bodice a little, and what I have learnt with #3 is that, on a big busted-narrow shouldered, short waisted, narrow rib caged, big tummied girl like me, when the seam comes down, the bust uses up more room and the bodice is pulled slightly open in the centre. If the midriff seam is not to be pulled up, then the midriff itself needs to be very firm-fitting, and this in turn will require more room in the bust. It's a dress, not a swimming outfit! Turns out that the midriff band sitting partly against the rib cage and partly against the underside of the bust is the better place after all. I don't have the resources to try and photgraph all of this right now, but I hope it makes a little sense to anyone with a particular interest in fitting large busts on small frames.
I think a Tiramisu 3/4 sleeve dress in navy jersey would be nice, though I'll need to get the fit right first time round with jersey. When I used it last year to make the Simplicity 1945 crossover top, it was close to impossible to unpick any mistakes.
But anyways, it's time for a break from Tiramisu dresses. Cake Patterns' second pattern release is on its way to me as I type. It's a circle skirt and a wrap top (more wrapping? Yes, more wrapping) called Pavlova. Here is a beautiful rendition, made and modelled by StephC, Mrs Cake Patterns Herself.