Having completed a degree in Product Design, it made sense to me to make my dress for graduation. My ceremony is fairly late in comparison to other universities. But I’m happy to have more time to ponder and plan.
I’ve already bought a cotton lawn in a blue/ green floral print which has been prewashed and pressed in advance. I couldn’t decide on what ready made pattern I wanted to use but knew that a fairly easy close fitting, sleeveless bodice with a fuller skirt. I drafted my own pattern based on my own measurements based on this Seamworks Behind the Scenes article. The photographs above are snapshots from this drafting and prototyping process.