Graduation Dress

The 6th of June marked an interesting event in lives of quite a few people. The students at the school where I now work, experienced their Graduation. It was one of the first large events where I was working in my new capacity. The dress code was formal but festive for staff, so I of course wanted to make a dress!

You might wonder why I didn’t post this dress earlier. It was done for almost 2 months right? I’ll tell you. I put it in the laundry and when it came out, I found that this happened:

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A nice large tear in the front neckline. I was sort of pissed because it had torn, so I chucked it in a corner and scowled at it at times. Well today I finally decided I should just fix it. I did take some full photo’s before I fixed it and once it was done, I didn’t feel like taking any more pictures. Just imagine that the top of the dress is finished like this:

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Here is the full view, back and front. As you can see I made some ties to reference back to the skirt. I also faux piped the back, I quite like it.

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Here are the insides, I fully lined it in some white bed sheet and blue spotted poly something. For some reason the lining seemed to peek below the dress, but I found that some ironing helped a lot.

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I made in seam pockets that were not in the pattern or the first version of this dress (here). I also removed the pleats from the pattern, also because I had limited fabric. Those pockets almost disappear, but they are really handy for putting stuff in.

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Lastly, look at the neatness of the basque point and top of the zipper! I’m really proud of those.

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So there was a bit of a delay in this dress. I hope it survives the next washing and if not, it will end up in the trash, because I’m fed up with fiddling with it. I also finished two other projects today. You’ll see those soon. I hope you are enjoying the summer too!

 

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About Luus

I'm a girl in my mid-twenties, living in the Netherlands. I like to do creative stuff and I read a lot.
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