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Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

@Greeneyedlady21 

 

This is Ciara Gan of Manila.  She wanted something special for her graduation, but did not find what she was looking for so she decided to make it herself.  With mom's help, this took about a month.

 

DIY Dress by Ciara Gan

 

She did not have any knowledge of garment construction, but watched lots of YouTube videos and figured it out.

Dress Making of a DIY Dress

Dress Making of a DIY Dress

Dress Making of a DIY Dress

DIY Graduation Dress by Ciara Gan

 

What do you think of the finished dress?

 

DIY Graduation Dress by Ciara Gan

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

It's very pretty and she is too. That's quite a talent

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

Wow! It's very pretty, especially on her.

The print reminds me of these beautiful curtains and matching bedspread my step mother made for me at their beach house.

I loved that room so much.

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

Beautiful !  😍

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

The gown looks lovely and the young woman.  Good for her -- great job.

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

@lolakimono @You make us aware of the most uplifting stories.

 

Thank you....I loved the story.  I agree with everyone ..it's beautiful and so is the young lady.😘

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

The dress is beautiful, and so is she!


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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

Amazing!

 

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

OMGosh.......What a talented young lady.

 

Hope fabric and fashion designers are aware of her talent.

 

Maybe intern or work with one of the best/famous?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Hand-Painted Graduation Gown

@lolakimono 

 

Without the beautiful paint:  the simple elegance of the gown is breathtaking!  Anyone wearing it on the Red Carpet would stop viewers in their tracks !

 

Painted version: beautiful.

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