For the first time in a long time, I have a specific event that I can sew for. Girl#2 is graduating from Stanford University in June, and there are events that go along with it. When I graduated from our state’s land grant, there was no such fuss, though I believe the Dean did spring for some coffee and donuts and invited the seniors and their parents before we headed to the stadium.
To make a long story short, I am a little bit intimidated by all the money flying around out there, and while I’m not interested in impressing anyone, I don’t want Girl # 2’s friends’ parents and professors thinking we are total hicks before we open our mouths. After all, it was DH’s home school program that got her there, and she has excelled, so we aren’t completely inept, though the world of cocktails and parties is pretty foreign!
With that in mind, and my preference for classic looks that are timeless, I’ve ordered and pulled out some patterns that I think may work for the two big events; a big ceremony outdoors, and the more intimate department event where we will meet the professors. It sounds as though everything else will be fairly casual, so no worries there. I can do casual for weeks, because my old work attire is probably their idea of casual.
So, here are the options in patterns for the graduation wardrobe…any opinions? I’m all ears! I should also mention, that the hemlines are pretty optional at this point. I will likely raise and lower them to my own comfort level!!