Monday, June 25, 2012

The Big Day


Ta da! Here's David on his graduation day in the Bonnie Prince Charlie jacket, white tie vest, bowtie and kilt hose flashes!  Doesn't he look dapper?  It was such an amazing day (and yes, I did get more than a little teary-eyed) and I'm so incredibly proud of what he has accomplished!  I was so happy to be able to share in making the day special!

Here are a few more of the details of the garments:

For the graduation ceremony and garden party, I wore my "Royal Wedding" dress with my "Birthday Dress Suit" jacket and my 1930's hat.  You won't be surprised that it was raining heavily all day long--but it did let up when we took the photos (yay!)


The garden party was in a large marquee tent complete with adorable snacks and champagne!


We are very happy with the way it turned out and I look forward to sewing up more of these jackets and waistcoats.  I have to give a shout out here to my darling friend Meg (who blogs over at Meg the Grand) who heard I was tackling welt pockets sent me a fabulous book (by the legendary Claire Shaeffer no less) all the way from Chicago.  We didn't end up having time to do the welt pockets but this will certainly not be the last waistcoat I make--both David and I love how they look!


Phew! What an amazing day!  Thanks for all your lovely comments on the last two posts--it means a lot to us to share this with all of you!

79 comments:

  1. Congratulations to David! I think it's rather awesome and adorable that you worked on this together (with a little feline help). 

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  2. Rachel ProffittJune 25, 2012 8:30 PM

    Congratulations David!  Debi, the two of you did a fabulous job!  He looks very dapper :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! He looks so sharp! Congrats to you both on such a great sewing success and congrats to David on his graduation.

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  4. Both you & David look stunning! Congratulations - for both completing so much sewing in such a short time, and for the graduation itself :D

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  5. ConstantlyaliceJune 25, 2012 8:51 PM

    Very dapper ;-)

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  6. pincushiontreatsJune 25, 2012 8:58 PM

    Congrats to David. He looked so so good. Amazing work!

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  7. AMAZING, the both of you!!! i was going on and on about david's work to ruggy. he was stunned. my blogger sidebar has been playing tricks on me and i just caught these posts yesterday.  david, i think you'll win the oscar this year.

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  8. Congratulations to you and to David on so many accomplishments!

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  9. Miss Crayola CreepyJune 25, 2012 9:24 PM

    Congrats!!!!

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  10. So beautiful!  Kudos to both of you!  And special congrats to David for graduating. :)

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  11. congratulations, debi (and david)!  what a fabulous result to both of your hard work.  that will always be something special to remember about david's graduation.  love the finished product.

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  12. He looks amazing!  Congrats to you both.  What a cool project.

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  13. Oh wow, you both look so smashing! Congratulations David!!!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing such a special day. You both look absolutely amazing. A man in a kilt, be still my heart. I live for our local Highland Games in Ligonier, Pa. This annual event  provides hundred in full regalia and I am thrilled. Great work Debi.

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  15. Nothing sexier than a man in a kilt. You look so happy together. Congratulations!!

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  16. My dear you are amazing and I am so proud too of David for his hard work and graduation. David looks just fabulous in that waistcoat you ran up for him and so fast too. At first I could not make out the long section but then I see it's his robe!!

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  17. WOW!  Just, WOW.  I'm so amazed!  Great job, you two-- you look FAB!  Congrats, David!

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  18. Pixie S GreeneJune 26, 2012 7:55 AM

    Congrats David and Debi, a job well done!  You both look so proud and spiffy.  It must be a good feeling to be able to do your national dress justice like that, I can't even imagine! 

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  19. David's outfit looks fantastic - and you look great too! ;D

    And congratulations David

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  20. CharlottepowellbrooksJune 26, 2012 9:07 AM

    you must be so so proud! What an amazing day, full of emotion I bet. David and you look great. Best wishes to you both.

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  21.  I've been feeling sad today and then I opened my email where I get your blog sent and there were your happy faces smiling at me!. The Finery all fitting so well and wonderful for David's Graduation. [no idea  what degree he has achieved but a huge Congratulations to him].  Thank you so much for your photos and running commentary.  I love the UK and will be travelling back soon. xo

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  22. House Of PinheiroJune 26, 2012 12:30 PM

    Congratulations David !

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  23. Wow! There are so many amazing things to comment on that I don't really know where to start! Congratulations to you both for all the tenacity and cleverness that you obviously both have in barrels to have achieved the things mentioned in this post. Ka pai!

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  24. He looks great his clothes look very professionally done.

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  25. Oh, congratulations to your David for his graduation! And congratulations to both of you for sewing up these amazing garments all with your own four hands. What a handsome couple you make.

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  26. You both look terrific! David looks so dapper in that outfit. And congrats to him on graduation! What a wonderful job you both did. It looks like the affair was splendid!

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS! To David for his academic achievement and to you both on the outfit! Men look so handsome in kilts!

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  28. Wow! Amazing! The two of you did an awesome job. And congrats to David for his grad!

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  29. You both look terrific. Pulling an all-nighter to make something so complicated would be a huge disaster if I did it.  Congratulations on the graduation.

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  30. Fantastic! You guys both look great. That's so sweet that you guys made the project together.

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  31. What a wonderful day and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your collaborative sewing efforts!  Thank you so much for sharing with us :)

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  32. Jennifer PatienceJune 27, 2012 12:54 AM

    Congratulations on your graduation and also to both of you on a great sewing job^  I loved this post  especially (but I love all your posts too Deb) and am quite envious that you collaborate on sewing projects so well^^

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  33. Just stunning.  That is one fabulous outfit.  You both look amazing & I am so happy for you!  Congratulations!

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  34. You both look wonderful!

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  35. Wow your jacket looks amazing!  I am loving those graduation profiteroles too!  Great idea!  I hope you both had a fantastic day.

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  36. You two are an amazingly beautiful couple.  Cheers!

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  37. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:35 PM

    Thanks so much Kristen! We had a fabulous time!

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  38. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:36 PM

    Thanks Rachel!!

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  39. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:37 PM

    What a lovely comment, Lydia! Thanks so much!!  Glad to hear you will be travelling back to the UK!  Any chance you'll be in Scotland?

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  40. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:38 PM

    Thanks Corinne! Highland Games are so much fun! 

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  41. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:39 PM

    Thanks Cindy!  Echo did play a big role (or so the little feline would think!) :)

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  42. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:39 PM

    Thanks Colleen!

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  43. Debi_myhappysewingplaceJune 27, 2012 9:40 PM

    Thanks Sarah! Yes--I just loved the little graduation desserts....too much fun!

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  44. quietandsmall adventuresJune 27, 2012 10:13 PM

    woah that looks amazing!!!!! congratulations to you both and especially to David for graduating!!

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  45.  Thank you kindly!

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  46. Thank you very much, Colleen!

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  47. Thank you, Sarah.
    Yes, it's a day I will remember the rest of my life.

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  48. Thank you very much!

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  49. Thank you, Kristen.
    Debi definitely outdid herself on this one.  

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  50. Thank you, Jennifer!
    Debi did an amazing job and I'm still receiving compliments on the outfit.  We didn't collaborate so much as I did the easy bits so that Debi could tackle the fine details.   I'd love to work on a project again but this time, without an important deadline looming over our heads.   I think we could have a really good time with it.

    I love that Debi is so passionate about sewing, and that she comes to me for advice on both technical and aesthetic matters.   It's her hobby, and I'm very glad she's so involved in it, and that she's met such an incredibly supportive group of friends through her interest and blog.

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  51. Thank you, Sarah.

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  52. Thank you, Seersucker Sally!

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  53. Thank you, Kbenco.

    It could have easily been a disaster but it wasn't.   It's amazing what one (or two) can do when put to the test.

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  54. Thank you, Sabrina.

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  55. Many thanks, Clio.

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  56. Thank you very much!

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  57. Thank you, Lindy.   Debi did an amazing job, and it means a lot to me to own and wear something she's made especially for me!

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  58. Tēnā koe, Rachel.
    Kia ora.

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  59. Thank you, Lydia.
    I'm sorry you were feeling down but glad we could lift your spirits a bit.
    Thanks for the congratulations - I've been awarded an MA (Honours) in Social Anthropology with Sustainable Development.
    Haste ye back to the U.K.!

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  60. Thank you, Charlotte.

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  61. Many thanks, Helen!

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  62. Hi, Pixie,
    Yes, I did feel very proud indeed.   It is the most amazing piece of clothing I've ever worn.

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  63. Thank you very much, Ginger!

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  64. Thank you!
    Yes, we're very happy!   I, myself, am over the moon!

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  65. Thank you, Corinne.
    I'm always amazed at the effect kilts have.

    For myself, it's something I am very proud of, and extremely happy to own a kilt in my Clan (family)'s colours.   Debi has made me an amazing bit of kit to go with it, and I couldn't be more proud.

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  66. Thank you, Marie!

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  67. Thank you, Liza!

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  68.  Thank you, Donna!

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  69. Thank you, Miss Crayola Creepy!
    Great name, BTW.

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  70. Have been enjoying your blog for some time, and now must congratulate both of you darlings on stupendous accomplishments! It's inspiring to see people reach their dreams, whether academic or sewing, or whatever!  Blessings to you both!

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  71. YES! This is incredible. I occasionally wear my clergy tartan, but it's not nearly as well tailored as this entire suit seems to be. Well done. Thank you for sharing the photo and congratulations to the graduate. 

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  72. Fabulous doesn't even begin to cover it - David looks spectacular!  The jacket turned out so beautifully, and the waistcoat is stunning.  Very very well done!!  Congrats to David on such a fantastic accomplishment!

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  73. Congratulations, David!! And wow, the final outfit looks absolutely fantastic! Excellent job you two!!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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