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Graduation Day Dress

Added Feb 10, 2014

by allwrappedup

Melbourne , Aust...






After getting into sewing my own clothes this past year I was inspired to make my own graduation dress but had a lot of trouble finding a pattern and the right fabric. Luckily I stumbled upon this McCalls 5971. It has a beautiful princess seamed bodice and pleated skirt. I skinny-ed the waistband and used a self drafted cap sleeve but otherwise stuck to the original pattern. For a more indepth review and pictures check it out on my blog here http://mel-allwrappedup.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/graduation-day-dress.html#comment-form


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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.55 AMby neveenkarnes

    simple and elegant !!! very nice and congrats!!

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.54 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Great dress, I also like the color you picked for this dress! I like your version of the sleeves : )

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.29 PMby MandieW

    Beautiful color and neckline for you!

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    Feb 11, 2014, 07.12 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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    Feb 11, 2014, 02.22 AMby SewNotWork

    Great dress!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 09.54 PMby carolynsuzanne

    Wow! Amazing color and fit. Looks fantastic. Happy graduation!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 09.50 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Beautiful dress, and color suits you perfectly

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    Feb 10, 2014, 09.39 PMby sewing fanatic

    cute dress, nice colour, like the sleeves

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    Feb 10, 2014, 05.17 PMby julib

    Cute dress and gorgeous color! Nice job! :-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 04.44 PMby Ximena Cuenca

    Love the color!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 02.50 PMby velvetribbon

    Nice dress and color. It looks lovely on you :)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 08.47 AMby cris orange

    Like it :-)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 07.37 AMby ArcticFoxx

    Your hard work in finding the perfect fabric and pattern paid off. This fits you to a tee. The color and shape really suit you.

    That dress looks runway ready! Very nice!!

    I see a lot of future use out of it beyond graduation. Dress it up with blingy jewelry for cocktails, it is also subdued enough for office work and interviews. It would also pair well with a blazer.

    Excellent work

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    Feb 10, 2014, 07.06 AMby cathysews

    You look fabulous, great dress

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    Feb 10, 2014, 07.05 AMby Kocotte

    vey nice dress

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    Feb 10, 2014, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you. I bet you felt proud as punch graduating in this dress. Congratulations x

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    Feb 10, 2014, 03.30 AMby rita61

    Pretty colour! Congrats Dr. Mel.

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