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Ariya, M7185 & a DIY gown

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I was fortunate enough to make a gown for a young lady attending her debutante ball. She was such a gem to work with and has a great future ahead of her. She’s what happens when the village is intact.

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Her dress was a DIY project. The 3 layers (lining, tulle and lace) of the skirt were gathered and attached to a bodice that was frankenpatterned together.

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The fabric for her dress was purchased from Fabric USA Inc they are a wonderfully responsive company with fast shipping.

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I also made my dress. The traditional garb for the Ariya celebration is African fabrics and prints. So I also used a wax print fabric for my dress which is mccall’s 7185. I cut a size 20 and made a small modification ro have a true wrap dress with the belt going around my waist.

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gratuitous bathroom mirror pic

All in all it was a great afternoon spent celebrating several young ladies as they symbolically entered adulthood. Wishing these ladies much success in their future.

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I also video’d some of the ceremony for my youtube channel. You can watch the video HERE. If you’ve ever wondered what an ARIYA! ceremony looks like, you can check it out for yourself.

Patrice

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