Saturday, July 20, 2013

Graduation dress

My graduation is on Tuesday at 2.30pm QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre). I decided to make a dress. 
It's a pattern I have made before: Burda 7488. Those pleats at the front - they're complicated. It is one on each side, then two in the middle and then the two in the middle overlap... this dress is pretty simple except for that and the instructions are appalling for that part. The rest is pretty straight forward. 

Instead of putting the zip in the side, I have added seam allowance and cut the back in two pieces to put it in the back. That's not perfect as it will add another seam and disrupt the beautiful middle back bodice piece but the zip in the last dress I made with this pattern really bothers me under my arm. 

I will finish it tomorrow and post some pictures. I may have time to make the jacket too - I have some nice red wool that matches the red in the fabric..oh it's a cotton stretch sateen that was a remnant that I bought in Adelaide Spotlight in January 2011. I may even treat myself to some new shoes to match. Will I have time to shop?? 

I'd like to say thanks to all for the nice comments re finishing my degree. 


  1. Congratulations on receiving your degree. You should be very proud. I can still remember how much time and effort it takes. I hope the dress sewing is going well. I think red is the perfect color for a celebratory graduation event. Of course red is my favorite color.

  2. Congratulations on receiving your degree! The pattern you have chosen for your graduation dress is gorgeous.


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