A Handmade Graduation Dress
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: