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Pleated Purple

Added Jun 12, 2009

by maryy

Stockholm, Sweden






Upper secondary school: finished! Here’s the 50s/60s inspired graduation dress I sewed. There’s a lacy petticoat under the dress to make it a bit more puffy. I shortened the gloves by using satin side string and added tiny bows on them (the gloves were bought, I didn’t sew them). You may notice some similarities between this and my evening gown… No pattern was used!

Material Notes

thick purple cotton, satin, invisible zipper.




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    Dec 11, 2013, 10.11 AMby SassyT

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    Nov 14, 2010, 10.56 AMby miledo

    My dream dress !!! Very very very nice ((=

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.21 PMby madebymalwina

    I love the cut! And the gloves! And the overall outfit!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 02.43 PMby judabra

    Wonderful! This is a very similar dress that I wanted to sew for my wedding day! I wish I’d seen this earlier! A great job, you look stunning.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 12.16 PMby poloiscool123

    I love it! The style is so beautiful, and one I favour. Well done! Could I try it out some point please?

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    Sep 9, 2009, 01.47 PMby florean-fortescue

    exceptionally lovely, you’ve recreated the 50’s/60’s look quite authentically

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    Aug 10, 2009, 10.00 AMby lelie

    This lookes great!

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    Jul 30, 2009, 02.44 PMby ranzien

    Oh I love it! I really like the 50s/60s inspire and the gloves is the perfect finish! :) Love all your creations.

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    Jul 8, 2009, 03.41 AMby funwfabric

    Beautiful!!!!! I love this style of dress!!!

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    Jul 7, 2009, 05.03 PMby dressdummy

    Congratulations on your graduation. . . and on another heart-lightening fashion creation. Perfect little dress, I die for big satin bows, and your alteration of the gloves is amazing. Always happy to see your work, Maryy!

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    Jun 22, 2009, 03.53 PMby verypurpleperson

    you’re just too adorable!

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    Jun 22, 2009, 02.05 PMby karencilla

    AWESOME. you definitely pull off the vintage style! you are great. Awesome dress.

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    Jun 19, 2009, 06.42 AMby bee♥

    the ribbon looks great!

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    Jun 15, 2009, 05.16 AMby dkocsis45

    Very lovely.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 12.34 AMby lybu

    Lovely dress and … so very YOU.

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    Jun 14, 2009, 09.52 PMby milkyway

    You look very nice, the dress is gorgeous

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    Jun 14, 2009, 10.37 AMby lizah

    ADORABLE!! :)

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    Jun 13, 2009, 03.26 PMby arete999

    You look gorgeous!Love the dress!

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    Jun 13, 2009, 02.14 PMby bola

    OHHH you look great!, sooo cute! I hope you had a nice time!

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    Jun 13, 2009, 01.06 PMby hajnika

    Wonderful dress,it has a lovely neckline,and I particularly like,that you realised this without a pattern….(Wow!and I love those matching gloves!!)

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    Jun 13, 2009, 06.55 AMby lauriana

    I have to admit I was wondering about that styling choice… (I did like it however, it looks a bit like a hat from a naval uniform, so I asumed you were going for a touch of 50’s pin-up) I think the dress is stunning and 50’s retro is a very good look on you.

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    Jun 13, 2009, 01.45 AMby maryy

    Haha, I can admit that the hat isn’t that classy! It’s just a tradition that when just graduated students get the hats at the ceremony, they wear them the whole day.

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    Jun 13, 2009, 12.37 AMby mammahargreaves

    A lovely dress, very envious!x

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    Jun 12, 2009, 08.32 PMby maiestia

    Absolutely stunning! I particularly like the neckline and the bow.

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    Jun 12, 2009, 07.18 PMby katrina613

    This dress is fabulous!! And I absolutely love the hat!! Glad to see there are other people out there brave enough to wear them!

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    Jun 12, 2009, 07.12 PMby camilaustral

    love the dress!!

    but not so sure about the hat… but that’s just me :P

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    Jun 12, 2009, 07.07 PMby lunatepetal

    you look very lovely! love the dress, it’s so cute & classy!

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    Jun 12, 2009, 06.13 PMby ink

    Congratulations! You look totally gorgeous! Congrat’s with your academics and your dress!

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    Jun 12, 2009, 05.23 PMby emilykate

    Oh, that neckline! Gorgeous.

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    Jun 12, 2009, 03.02 PMby slingstring

    THIS IS GORGEOUS! i wish you had a pattern so i could make one for myself! your photo is the best part of all. you totally got the look perfect! nice work!

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