Sunday, June 12, 2011

project : graduation dress


She loved it and looks so beautiful!

Back in January I was asked by a classmate graduating with my sister if I would be willing to do her graduation dress for her.  I was honored!  She told me she had her eye on a wedding gown by J Crew, and we both decided we liked everything about the dress so I would replicate it.  The original gown runs for $900 so I wanted to select fabrics that would imitate the silks used for the dress but with a more affordable cost and comfortable wear for the 80+ degree weather we had that day!  The gown features a ruched front and back with a boneless bodice for comfort, an inset waistband, a bow-style strap, and floor-length gathered skirt.

The base fabric for this dress is a textured taffeta (though without the usual stiffness), and then the bodice, bow, strap and skirt are of a yoryu chiffon. 

4 comments:

  1. This dress is gorgeous, and looks great on her! What a great way to stay connected with our high school!

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  2. She looks amazing - you are so talented Rachel! And in reply to your comment (thank you so much for it - comments make my day!) yes I have been knitting for 8 years and love it! I will be posting about my knitting projects very soon!

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  3. your stylish uncleJune 13, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Brilliant!

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