Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Blue and Gold Graduation Dress

Added Nov 14, 2010

by madebymeg

San Francisco Ba...






Check it out at: MadeByMeg

Bonus: Check out my dress on the Colette blog: http://www.colettepatterns.com/blog/your-creations/macaron-with-a-sheer-yoke/comment-page-1#comment-2930!

Well, it’s that time of year, and as soon as I hand in my last papers on April 30th I will have 18 days to ponder my graduation look. Of course, while my hair will instantly be plastered below a graduation cap and my dress hidden from view under my boyfriend’s old graduation gown, a nice graduation dress is still in order. Luckily I have the perfect pattern. Colette Patterns come beautifully packaged with a retro vibe, and I picked one up the other day to try out.

For the two tones, I’d like to make it blue and gold, which are my school colors, of course!. I plan to make the top part out of a lacy mesh and the botton out of something a little heavier, giving it that subtle hint of skin while still remaining conservative for the impending family celebration. I’ll keep you posted. But first: papers to write!

And now… the dress:

Needless to say, I am very pleased with my creation. The gold almost disappears against my skin, leaving a hint of glitter. And it doesn’t slip down across my chest! The pockets are an added bonus, something no dress should be without. I originally added the sleeves, but ended up taking them off and leaving the neckline and shoulders unfinished. This made the look much more sheer, and since the tulle doesn’t ravel, it wasn’t a problem in the least. Of course, the neckline top seems to be a bit of problem with this dress, and some added interfacing didn’t seem to do the trick. Nevertheless, I definitely plan on using this pattern in various forms again, especially the great pleating and hidden pockets (like for the skirt on my Spring Dress).




Garment Type
Polyester, Tulle


Colette Patterns

6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Nach_mir___large

    Feb 2, 2012, 07.45 AMby tatomta

    i absolutely love dresses (and skirts for that matter) with pockets! your’s are all very beautiful!

  • Rh60qv_large

    Jan 2, 2011, 10.32 AMby lulls

    Gorgeous! i like how the top is still noticeable but doesn’t overpower the dress at all, it completes it :)

  • Dsc03511_-_copy_large

    Nov 14, 2010, 02.32 PMby ambermarks

    So beautiful dress, color so nice, I love it!

  • Dsc_7449_2_large

    Nov 14, 2010, 09.16 AMby hannahjhope

    This is so pretty, I really love the colours that you’ve used. Thanks also for the link to Colette Patterns, I’ve not heard of them before but they’re gorgeous as well.

  • Clare_hodge_laurence_keane_large

    Nov 14, 2010, 08.13 AMby clareh

    You really mastered the fit. It’s a wow dress.

  • 3864138084_1fb5db6c00_large

    Nov 14, 2010, 05.39 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    looks beutiful! i definately like the sheer sleaveless top!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 17 people added it