A Darling Ranges for Graduation
This past Monday, I graduated from university! You are now looking at one of the first graduates of the first Creative Industries Bachelor of Arts degree program in North Amercia - pretty cool, huh?
As someone who tries to wear me-made everyday (not just in May!), I knew I had to make a dress for the occasion. I was inspired by my university's colours and chose this blue floral rayon accordingly. I'm glad I chose such a lightweight fabric, though, because it ended up feeling like 37 degrees that day!
For the dress, I chose Version 3 from Megan Nielsen's Darling Ranges pattern for a number of reasons.
First off, I had the pattern, unused, in my stash for what seemed like ever. Secondly, I needed a super quick sew and figured the loose-fitting style and my experience with past Megan Nielsen patterns would allow me to forgo the muslin (spoiler alert: everything turned out well without it!). Lastly, I was told I couldn't carry anything on me during the convocation ceremony and thus needed large enough pockets to fit my phone!
The dress truly checked off a bunch of boxes, so to speak. Most importantly, though, it is an extremely versatile dress that I can dress up or down. Cinched in with a white belt, it looks dressy enough for a party. Worn loose, it's perfect for shopping or beach-hopping on a hot summer day.
Do you love when your dresses for special occassions can do double duty? Comment below!