10 Dec 2010

The Graduation Dress

side note *****THANKS LADIES FOR WISHING ME LUCK!***** Our flight is tomorrow :)!

In a previous post I promised the picture of my Graduation Dress
. On the 3rd December I had my graduation ceremony. Before the ceremony, I was more excited about the dress than the ceremony itself ;). 
This must be how girls going to online colleges for fashion design must feel, too.

Why the dress?

Because the textile was bought for me by my eldest brother's wife, R.
When I was in Italy she asked me "Which dress are you going to wear for the graduation?"
"I don't know. I am not even thinking about graduation."

"Isn't it on the 3rd."

"Yes, but I don't care... I will wear one of my old dresses."

"You are crazy... if it was not because you are allowed only two people we would've come."

"No worries..." as happy I was about having my deg
ree, I was not excited about the upcoming graduation ceremony. I can't tell the reason but, maybe deep down, going to that graduation meant that I have a degree but not a career :(! Well, that's the only reason I can find for my I-don't-care mood about the whole ceremony thing.

Don't take me wrong, I am very happy about having a degree but not as happy as my
family was about the graduation ceremony. I felt like standing at the gate of my own party, LOL, while my family was having fun in my shoes.

"Do you want to use this textile?" R. teased me while holding an old textile in her work place.

"Mmmmm, maybe it will look nice in a dress." I was quite serious.
"Really... would you wear an African textile dress?"
"Of course... look how nice these pieces are." I showed her some dress
es from Sika website.
"But of course I would design it myself... ahahah!"

"Okay, I will buy you the material if you are serious... we really wanted
to come to your ceremony. This will be our gift to say well done!"
"Ahh, don't worry about that. But really... would you
buy the material for me?!" "Yes, if you promise you will wear it..."
"I am going to wear it..."

Also, it was thanks to that dress that I started to look forward to the graduation ceremony.
I opted for one shoulder short dress as seen on Arise Magazine cover.
I wanted it tight to show off my remaining figure once I took the black graduation rope off :D!

The night before the ceremony I decided
to try it on again - my mistake was eating a big kebab first.

Hubby was trying to zip the dress while commenting "Why do you keep having these tight dresses!"
"Maybe once I have babies I might not have it like this anymore..."
"You must try to be comfortable in the dress...
The zip is buggered..." then I heard the noise. Zzzzick! The rip noise....

I was on the verge of tears. The zip of the dress that made me look forward to the ceremony was ripped!

Hubby suggested I wear one of my new old dresses, but I was determined to wear that DRESS no matter the cost - even going to the ceremony with my **** out.

Then the light bulb switched over my head - I can sew the zip back together and slide myself into it.

That is how I managed to still wear my Graduation Dress. I matched it with that funky bag - which I chose with my second brother's wife, O.
Killer, isn't it?

Have you ever had a bad accident with a dress? Did you look forward to your graduation ceremony?

P.S: I will try to post even from San Fran, please stay tuned :D!


  1. Love the dress! It fits you perfectly!

    I'm not a stranger to trying to make things fit. Especially now that I'm at the end of my pregnancy, and even maternity shirts are too short.

    Congrats on your graduation!!

  2. Your dress is amazing!! It fits you perfectly! Made for you! I want it, haha.

    Congrats on your graduation! What an accomplishment!!! :)

  3. Hi, I like your blog, and hope to see you on mine. I'm your newest followers now. :)

  4. How very clever of you! And, you totally rocked that dress, it's 10x prettier than the one on the magazine cover. I hope you had a fantastic graduation day. Congratulations, by the way. That dress, (even though you were amazing in it) will only last so long. You'll have the confidence that degree you earned will give you, forever.

  5. OWWWWW!! You're looking gawjus!

    Glad you were able to mend it!!! I can sew to save my life so I'd be wearing an old dress for sure if I were in your situation!!


  6. Beautiful dress. Congrat's on graduation. I bet your so happy.

  7. I love this print. The dress is beautiful. I love the one arm. Congrats on graduating and have a great time in San Fran. I went to my undergrad graduation but didn't go to my graduate school graduation. I still have the dress from my graduation ceremony. Perhaps one day your future daughter can wear yours.

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    Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings,

  9. I really like your dress--so cute and unique. I bet you didn't bump into anyone with the same dress. I like the one shoulder design a lot. I'm wearing a one shoulder dress in a few days to a christmas party. I'm sure I'll post about it. Anyway, congrats on all your accomplishments :)

  10. Love the dres..lovely! Oh and i have heard that this dress is too tight too....the dress is never tight! It will always fit with some encouragement!

  11. So right Miss Pancakes... men sometimes don't get it but then they admire those who wear the tight dress... And Hubby was all eyes for me that day ;)!

  12. Yes girl, that dress is sooo cute! I love modern peices made with ANY ethnic textiles! I would've been excited to wear it as well! Congrats on the degree.


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