Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Meredith's Graduation Dress

Next on my sewing table is a dress for Meredith's high school graduation, May 12th.  Yes, my Mother's Day present is to shed some tears as my babies walk across the stage!  The graduation robes for the girls are white.  So a white or cream dress is preferable.

Meredith selected Simplicity 1651, View D back with the straight skirt.
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Fabrics?  She shopped online at Mood Fabrics and picked out this White/Cream Polka Dots Embr & Eyelet

It is a voille and very similar to my white/black from my last blouse.

I am underlining it with fuchsia batiste

The bodice is fitted and I just need to do some final adjustments.  Then onto the skirt.

If you are going to make view D watch the straps, I had to move Meredith's around to cover the back bra strap.

Hopefully I will finish this weekend and it will be up on the Mood Sewing Network right after graduation.

Kaitlyn's dress you ask? She really didn't want me to make her a dress and  was very happy with a white ones from Penney's.


  1. That fabric is on my must have list! Great thought to underline in a bright color. I can't wait to see the finished dress!

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  3. With that color combination, the dress will be fabulous.

  4. I'm excited to see this. I'm very interested in View D (but with the A-line skirt) so I really look forward to seeing how yours looks.

  5. Busy mom these days! Happy mothers day and congrats to the girls.

  6. Happy sewing Mom! My daughter wore some very colorful sandles with her white dress and white graduation robe she wanted to jazz it up a bit. LOL

  7. Anonymous11:24 AM

    What a beautiful combination. My mother made my graduation dress out of white eyelet with a pale blue cotton. It was a princess style, slightly flared with a blue ribbon under the bustling, and a scooped neck line. Later on I made an eyelet skirt with apricot.

    Proud moments for you and your daughters. Mine was married this past January. Goes by so fast.

  8. That's going to be really pretty, Lori. These are some special days.

  9. Anonymous10:04 AM

    This is going to be so pretty! Lucky Meredith! Congratulations to the girls, and to you! What a special day!