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Date: 1/1/06 11:27 PM

I have been searching everywhere for a graduation cap & gown pattern. My daughter is graduating from high school and I wanted to make her cap & gown out of her favorite fabric. If anyone knows where I can find one please let me know as soon as possible.

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Date: 1/2/06 10:34 AM

There aren't any specific patterns for cap & gowns.... If you can find a gown from the high school to compare, some of the sort of cassock-y patterns from the costume section might work. Also, you might want to check the high school regulations - we had restrictions on what could and could not be worn to graduation, in case the fabric that you want is different from the standard cheapo robes (unless you homeschool and can do whatever you want). Mortarboards are pretty cheap and available online in a bunch of different colors - it might be easier to buy one and just cover it with your custom fabric, or cut it up for a pattern.

Considering how ghastly expensive regalia is (the price last June for doctoral regalia was $700 from the school-endorsed source for my school), I am surprised that no pattern companies have jumped on it.

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Date: 1/2/06 7:52 PM

I think this is a lovely idea, and this Butterrick pattern looks pretty much like a graduation gown:

Choir and graduation robes

- but I have to ask - is there any remote chance this might freak out the principal and/or other parents?

Every once in a while here on PR there's a post about some- innocent-but-good-intended-gone-awry event that happens at a someones school, and it's surprising what gets folk's noses out of joint.

I'm not trying to dissuade you at all - but it was, quite honestly, the first thought that crossed my mind.

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