The black-lace dress

Hi my dears,

This week was fantastic. A great step in my career was accomplished and I want to share it with you. I graduated from my PhD in Physics. It was a very rich experience and I got to learn a lot about science, life and people. One of the main reasons I love science is because it is challenging and it stimulates my creativity to solve problems. This is pretty much the reason why I love to sew as well. One of the added advantages to sewing is that I get to feel more confident about myself.

For the convocation ceremony I wore a black-lace dress, a cocktail dress which I made for a very special wedding back in January. It is, thus, intended for very special occasions.

It is, as many of the garments I make, a mishmash of patterns. The bodice is taken from Burda 2012/08 and the skirt is a self-drafted pencil skirt tapered at the bottom.

I got the fabric from Chabanel in a fabric shopping trip with my friend Myriam.

Here is the dress:

I really LOVE it!

I feel truly comfortable wearing it. I love the boat neckline and the fact that I don’t have to worry about showing too much cleavage as I do with other garments. I think this cocktail dress is appropriate for all special occasions.

Have you seen Tanya’s pattern review on Marbella? I think her version of that dress and this dress look quite similar. What do you reckon? (pose and all)

 

Check out her blog! She is such a great inspiration!

Do you like my dress/ our dresses? Do you have any cocktail dresses or dresses that you wear to special occasions?

 

❀ M

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. India says:

    Congratulations on your PhD! What a great accomplishment! You look totally AWESOME and that dress is perfect on you. You look confident in yourself and with what you just accomplished! You are truly an inspiration to me and, I’m sure, to many others. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank-you India! πŸ™‚

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  2. sweetalchemy says:

    Congratulations on graduating with your PhD! How awesome! Your dress looks great and is perfect for the occasion. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Anna, it was many years of hard work. πŸ™‚

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  3. Mel says:

    I like your dress but I love your PhD! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Mel! πŸ™‚

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  4. Your dress looks gorgeous but your smile wins! I am graduating from my PhD next month & am making a dress for it too – Dr Sewers unite!

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    1. Thanks Sam! Did you defend already? What field is your PhD on? Good luck! πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I have had my viva and the minor corrections asked for have been approved. The field was animated documentary (used to document brain states). Well done again!

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      2. Oooo!!! That sounds so interesting Sam!
        I was doing work on neuronal networks! πŸ™‚
        The brain is so interesting and wonderful!! ❀
        M

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  5. daisyesq says:

    Felicidades! Congratulations on attaining your Ph.D. and on your beautiful dress.

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    1. Thank-you Daisy! πŸ™‚

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  6. Congratulations Dr Monserratt! I think you look very smart in your dress.

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    1. Thanks PPS! πŸ™‚

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  7. STH says:

    Congratulations to you, Dr.! Love your dress and Tanya’s–what a great, classic style!

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    1. Thanks STH!
      A classic in deed. Black and white, very versatile as well. I think I’m starting to get into a theme here with my next make! πŸ˜‰
      Cheers,
      M

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  8. Andie L. says:

    Congrats on your PhD! What an accomplishment! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Love the dress. You look fabulous!

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    1. Thankyou my darlin! πŸ˜‰

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  9. I love it!!! Gorgeousness!!

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    1. Thanks Abbey!! πŸ™‚

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  10. Beautiful lace dress, the fit is very good. Congrats on your PhD indeed πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Nikki! πŸ™‚

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  11. splendidcakes says:

    Holy Advanced Degrees Batman!!!!! You are Dr. Montserrat? Many congratulations to you my dear.

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    1. Thanks my darling! Yes, I’m Dr Monserratt now. It is probably as weird as being called Mrs when you first get married! πŸ˜‰

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  12. Christina says:

    Congratulations on your PhD! Gorgeous dress! Smart, beautiful and a great seamstress πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Crhstina! πŸ™‚

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  13. FrΓΆbelina says:

    Congrats on the PhD and on your pretty dress! Looks really gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you my darling! πŸ˜‰

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  14. Tanya Maile says:

    This is fantastic, Monseratt! You are totally rocking that dress! πŸ˜‰ Congratulations, Dr. Mon!!!

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    1. πŸ™‚ thank you my darling!

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