Italy = Pasta = Spaghetti… Combining our love of fashion, travel, and food is second nature for us. So when we decided to visit Rome my first thought was “OH MY GOD I CANT WAIT TO EAT EVERYTHING” and then I thought “maybe I’ll create some food inspired dresses” …spaghetti, tiramisu (check out this Tiramisu inspired dress here), and gelato (never got around to making this one). So let’s dive into the creative process and at the end of the post I’ll tell you my favorite restaurants that serve up mouthwatering spaghetti dishes in Rome.
Creating My Spaghetti-Inspired Dress
Who doesn’t think of spaghetti when you think of Rome? The process of crafting my spaghetti-inspired dress began with the city that epitomizes romance, history, and of course, delicious pasta. I sketched out a design and voila… off to the fabric store…
Choosing the right fabric was super important and actually a bit of a challenge. Danielle and I went fabric shopping to find some material with both the texture and color of pasta. In the end I went with a ribbed fabric that’s a mix of polyester and cotton.
Sewing the dress was actually pretty easy…I took a dress that already fit me well and cut out the material to match. Then messed around with the piece to give it the spaghetti inspiration…Cut the hem of the dress into strips and added some shoulder detail. And here you go…Let me know what you think!
Exploring Rome’s Spaghetti Haven
Now that the dress was complete it was time to eat literally all of Rome’s culinary wonders! Before we could take the photos we had to taste the pasta… and only after we ate enough pasta did we realized that the dress resembles fettucine or Ciao d Pepe. So here are three restaurants with exceptional spaghetti- like dishes.
100% recommend this restaurant. Nestled in a charming corner of Trastevere, Tonnarello is well known for their signature Tonnarello Cacio e Pepe. They do not take reservations so you most likely will have to wait in the long line that forms outside the restaurant, but don’t worry the line moves quickly and its worth it.
For an experience that transports you to a bygone era, Da Danilo is the place to be. Indulge in their Spaghetti Carbonara, a creamy concoction of eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale, and pepper. The recipe has been perfected over generations, making it a nostalgic culinary journey.
Located near the Colosseum, Il Bucatino offers a tantalizing variety of pasta dishes. Their signature Spaghetti all’Amatriciana is a mouthwatering blend of guanciale, tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, and a dash of chili pepper. The ambiance and flavors combine for an unforgettable Roman dining experience.
And if you’re looking for an even more authentic experience here are some amazing options to make your own pasta in the “Eternal City:
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A Fusion of Creativity, Fashion, and Flavor
And there you have it, pasta pals. Creating this spaghetti-inspired dress for my vacation in Rome escade was like crafting a love letter to Italy’s culinary and fashion scene. From choosing the fabrics to stitching up the seams, every step was like a sprinkle of Parmesan on the pasta of creativity. Also need to know, do you think the dress looks more like spaghetti or fettucine?
Until next time. Ciao for now! 🍝👗🌟
Brooke and Danielle