Greetings, fellow wanderers and fashion enthusiasts! If you’re someone who loves to mix the flavors of travel and sewing, you’re in for a treat. Join me as I design my tiramisu-inspired dress for an unforgettable Roman escapade. Get ready to dive into the creative process while discovering three iconic spots in Rome with the best tiramisu.
Stitching Elegance: Sewing My Tiramisu Dress
The idea of a dress paying homage to the iconic dessert dish was born as i started to dream about all the Italian foods I was going to eat. I sketched out a very detailed design lol (at the same time that I sketched out a design for my spaghetti inspired dress: link coming soon) and voila off to the fabric store…
I looked for a fabric that mirrored the essence of tiramisu. The rich layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, velvety mascarpone, and a dusting of cocoa was the inspiration. I opted for a combination of creamy beige base and a sparkling sheer fabric that resembles the rich coffee shades.
The sewing/assembly of this dress was pretty straight forward. I created a simple body con dress as the slip using a vintage pattern we had around the house. Then I added the elegant glitter over coat. Both layers evoking the dessert’s creamy and coffee-laden layers and bringing a touch of elegance to the dress. But mind you the process wasn’t very elegant as there was glitter ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
I absolutely love how it turned out and how there’s an elegant shimmer as I moved. The result was a dress with the sophistication of the dessert while embodying the spirit of Roman fashion. And voila, here’s the final result!
Indulging in Tiramisu Dreams: Top Three Places to Buy Tiramisu in Rome
I literally love tiramisu so much and I can tell you that some places in Rome only had mediocre tiramisu… So here are three must-visit spots that will make it worth the trip.
Known as the “Home of Tiramisu,” Pompi has been perfecting this dessert since 1960. Their classic Tiramisu Pompi is a delightful blend of velvety mascarpone, coffee-soaked sponge, and a sprinkle of cocoa. With multiple locations across Rome (and Italy), you’re never far from a slice of tiramisu perfection. This is the tiramisu I was eating in the photos!
For a modern twist on this classic dessert, head to Two Sizes. Their innovative Tiramisu Flavors Lab offers a variety of tiramisu interpretations, from classic to exotic. Try flavors like pistachio, strawberry, or even matcha, and prepare for a tiramisu like no other. We went here multiple times on our trip and it was a late night guilty pleasure.
Tucked in the heart of Trastevere, Il Dolce is a charming bakery that crafts tiramisu with love and tradition. Their Tiramisu Classico captures the essence of the dessert’s original flavors, leaving you with a nostalgic and satisfying experience.
If you’re looking for a even more authentic experience such as making tiramisu I’ve pulled together some great recommendations below:
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A Taste of Italy, A Stitch of Passion
As I roamed the cobbled streets of Rome in my tiramisu-inspired dress, I couldn’t help but feel a sweet connection between my love for sewing, wanderlust, and Italy’s culinary delights. So, whether you’re crafting couture or culinary memories, enjoy savoring the world’s most indulgent desserts. Until our next adventure, keep sewing and keep creating! Arrivederci! 🍰👗✈️
Lots of love and safe travels,
Brooke and Danielle
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