Sunday, April 5, 2009

Graduation Dress

My son in law Bryce is almost finished with boot camp. A couple months ago, Sara planned to make a dress for his graduation. My how 8 weeks flew by! We shopped for the perfect pattern (McCalls 5413...the wrap dress with the neverending hem), shopped for the right fabric and then...time passed...life happened and we were busy! Sara with school and work...me with work and the business of growing older! We had birthdays and spring break and trips to the coast and over the mountain...Were we ever BUSY!!! So in true Deeter fashion, we started the dress on Friday night after Sara got home from her symposium in Corvallis. I was 2 hours late getting home from work and worked on embroidering a birthday present for my boss (don't tell, my work buddies!) Up until midnight Friday, we laid out the pattern and cut...it was a late night for this old broad! I had to be to work at 6:00 am, so Sara started without me Saturday morning. We still had lots to do when I got home. We had some alterations to do...lopped off 4 1/2 inches off the sleeves and 7" off the hem. It was truly a joint effort getting it put together so the dress could hang overnight (bias skirt) before hemming. We got her done though and I think Sara is going to be the prettiest airforce wife on the tarmac! I think Bryce will agree!

7 comments:

Julia said...

She looks fantastic! Bryce will definitely agree!! What a pretty dress and fit!!

Kristine said...

Really cute dress, I love red! Exactly what type of fabric is it? I'm sure she'll get a lot more use out of it than just one day!

Joyce said...

She looks great in the dress. Red is a good color for her.
Joyce in NC

gwensews said...

Very pretty dress--and lady! Red is such a "wow" color. You two did a great job, getting that dress done just in time!

Sewfast said...

Kristine...the fabric is a stretch poplin...medium weight. Sara had found a dress she liked in my Chadwick's catalog in yellow, but wanted red. We found the pattern snooping around the internet and when we went to JoAnn's to get it (on sale), the fabric was actually in their clearance racks (talk about meant to be!) It has a nice feel to it and I think it will wear well.

Summerset said...

Congrats to you both! Fabulous dress in my favorite color! BTW, congrats to Bryce, too, from a former AF brat.

Tina said...

Wow! I love that dress.