I started with academic regalia, but I have since expanded into other areas.
I found your blog through PatternReview.com. You are amazing! Your regalia turned out super great! It has been over 10 years since I earned my Ph.D. in Chemistry, but I remember how stressful the process can be, which makes it all the more amazing that you completed an incredibly difficult and detailed sewing project at the same time. Beautiful work! And congrats on starting your career!!
Thanks! It's been really great to get such nice feedback.
I can't believe you made your own regalia! A-MAAAAZ-ING!!! The details are fabulous and I'm in awe that you were able to handle the weight. Best wishes knowing that yours will always be a special strut among all of the pomp and circumstance!
Hi,I also posted or sent an email through Patter Review.Great work on the robe.How far from the top of the sleeve did you start the 1st band? Then how far apart did you space them?MK Cordell
@mkc I started the bands too low, it turns out, and I made them far too wide. They should sit in the middle of your upper arm. Each band should be no more than 1.5" wide. Mine were much wider. I'm actually thinking about redoing this project this summer. There are many things that I would like to tweak with the pattern, including adding pockets.
Found it again! Yay! I just bought me some black linen to make my own.Where did you get your velvet stripes? I was actually thinking about cannabalizing my other robe -- I'm done with the black plastic bag in south Georgia in 98+ heat! :-P
First: congratulations (at bit late, but I'm only just looking in to this)!I want to make an academic hood for my choir director to wear for certain occasions (e.g., festive Evensong). Did you make your hood too?
Great tutorial - thanks for recording all your steps (and a few missteps). I just got my lowly master's but am thinking of rebuilding my robe as I may be picked up as adjunct faculty at my alma mater so can participate in commencements. NOT wearing the Plastic Bag with Ravelly Seams any more!
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