Flashback Friday: Grad Dress.

Here’s this week’s Flashback Friday:

Since I really took one for the team last week, it’s only fair that this week’s Flashback Friday is slightly (only slightly) less embarrassing. I am glad that I gave everyone a laugh though with my banana scrubs. I must say though my favorite part was how the jacket was accented with the lovely big red buttons. You can’t find ensembles like that just anywhere. And you sure didn’t hold back with your comments, wow. Just to re-cap, your comments included the words “nasty, hilarious, terrible, and humiliation.” Hee hee, I loved it though, it made me laugh even harder! And I haven’t gotten any hate mail from my friends in the picture yet, so that’s a good sign.

Anyway… I made this dress for my high school graduation, almost ten years ago now. That really makes me feel old. In Southern Alberta where I grew up they don’t have prom or formal dances throughout the school year, so graduation is the one big event in high school that you get to dress up for. I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it, even though it was actually a wedding dress pattern. At the time, I especially loved the shirring around the waistband and the full skirt.

As we often did, my mom and I sewed this together. She was always so nice to do all the dirty work like pinning and cutting. She even let me call her my “assistant,” which I definitely took advantage of :). She always made me feel like I was smart, even though she taught me everything I know!

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  1. I was always jealous of your grad attire (hair and dress). And your wedding dress and hair….Mine were both close, but no cigar.

  2. Gorgeous! Did you make your own wedding dress too? If so, I think we definitely need a flashback of that. You are super talented.

  3. I remember that DRESS! And the fact that you didn’t shave your armpits for a month so you could get them waxed. You became a hero of mine then! Can you believe it has almost been 10 years? I need to grow up a little more…perhaps have a child or two…haha

  4. That is beautiful! What a great memory too. I am sure your mom is so proud of you and the love of sewing she taught you. Miss you–one of these days when we’re in UT we’ll have to get together.

  5. That dress is so pretty. I love that you and your mom made it togther. Ugh, I’m 10 yrs out of highschool too. I feel so, old. You didn’t shave your arms? LOL, Waxing sounds like torture. But, I think I know something that’s worse. If you e-mail me I’ll let you know, it’s just too detailed to put into a comment.

  6. I actually love that dress! Would make a very pretty and modest prom dress for my girl one day. :) Idea file!

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