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Topic: grad dress - UPDATE - GRAD PHOTOS  (Read 85094 times)
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rachelily
« on: May 10, 2008 02:19:15 PM »

my graduation is june 7th, and our school has this beautiful tradition where the girls wear white, floor length gowns.  what a perfect opportunity to make my own and stand out in the sea of davids bridals!

i used the infinity dress pattern found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0 .  its an amazing post, i highly recommend checking it out.

here is the dress!


the full thing.  because i made it i could have the skirt as long as i wanted!


a slightly closer view.  i wrapped it in the grecian style.

ive got these pretty white shoes to go with them (the rules are: everything must be white!) that have a d'orsay cut (shallow vamp over the toes then a heel box, but nothing in the middle where your arch is so you can see it) with interesting triangular cut-outs. 

ill post pics of the actual graduation when that date rolls around!

thanks for looking!  have a lovely day!




UPDATE!

here are the photos, as promised, of the final thing on the final day!





and last minute, i was reminded about the shoes!  sorry theres no photo of them with the dress (they were covered by the skirt anway - a bit too long!) but here they are!

after graduation we got on a bus and rode down to the river for a boat ride and dinner!  i forgot to bring extra shoes to change into so they hurt quite a bit after the night!   they werent the most comfortable but the heels werent too high so i will definitely wear them all summer!


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 02:22:15 PM »

I am at a loss of words..Tis Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 02:22:44 PM »

this is too pretty. and you'll definately stand out, considering there will be SO MANY girls matching.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 02:24:21 PM »

It's absolutely beautiful... you will be a knockout this June! 
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 02:25:07 PM »

This is so beautiful!  and your pose is very elegant - you look like a ballet dancer!  i hope you have a great graduation day.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 02:25:16 PM »

Absolutely beautiful.  The infinity dress is gorgeous as a floor length formal!  You will definitely stand out in such a graceful unique gown. What fabric did you choose?  It drapes perfectly!
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fromsophia
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008 02:29:59 PM »

I am so upset that my school dose not have the white dress tradition. But I might wear one any way. That is a great, amazing dress.
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rachelily
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008 02:31:31 PM »

thank you everyone! i am extremely excited for graduation!

digital misfit - i used a polyester spandex mix (unfortunately the fabric store sticker didnt give me any percentages) that must be handwashed, but it is very soft and breathes well!  thanks!

every little thing - bingo, i used to dance ballet Smiley thank you so much!

fromsophia - its funny, i went through a goth phase and remember looking forward to graduation as some atrocity i would have to go through.  i didnt wear white!  (now i do, obviously, im kind of preppy now.  wierd how that happens).  but i encourage you to wear white anyway!  its an uncommon dress color really, so you will stand out Smiley  thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008 02:32:51 PM »

I love this style, and you have done a wonderful job creating this dress. You will be the best dressed graduate. Congratulations on the dress and your graduation. You look spectacular.
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amyracinrose
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008 02:33:55 PM »

You look gorgeous in this dress!  You really will stand out at graduation.. I'm sure everyone will be asking you where on earth you got your beautiful dress lol

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