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A Handmade Graduation Dress

Added Jul 21, 2013

by Hugs-and-Kisses

Liverpool, Unite...






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:


Thanks xxx


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    Jul 22, 2013, 11.44 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Ceratainly your dress is a good reason to be proud of your creativity as well as your graduation:)
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    Jul 22, 2013, 10.39 AMby liliv-1

    Congrats! On graduating and on sewing the cutest dress!

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    Jul 22, 2013, 09.29 AMby fashionfreek

    Sweet Dress! Congrats too!!!

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    Jul 22, 2013, 07.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! It looks great – and congratulation too ;)!!

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    Jul 21, 2013, 10.44 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely on you, congrats on graduating x

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