Added Jul 21, 2013
I graduated form University this week!
Boy, does it feel so good to say (type) that!
It was a wonderful day full of proud mums, a few tears and lots of graduation caps hitting people on their way back down! Hehe.
In true handmade style I made the dress I wore underneath the graduation robes, in fact I finished it at midnight the night before. It turned out to be the perfect dress for the occasion though.
I used the bodice from New Look 6143 and a gathered rectangle skirt, but the detail comes from the clever use of the butterfly print from the bedding sheet I used as fabric for this dress. I also made my own bias binding for the neck and arm holes and use some of this to make a cute little bow for the back.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Congratulations to anyone else who has graduated recently, we should all be very proud of what we have achieved!
For more pictures, including more of me looking ridiculous in my gown, check out the blog post:
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.