Saturday, 16 November 2013

Valedictory ...

Last night was my son's Valedictory! The night was just beautiful, with the storms of the past evenings holding off for both the service, and the celebrations afterwards.

~ One happy family ~

Valedictory began for the 2013 Graduating Seniors in the School Chapel, on the school grounds, with the service led by Senior Chaplain Fr Bryan Gadd ...

~ Valedictory Service in Canon Jones Memorial Chapel ~
The 2013 Graduands  then proceeded to their Valedictory Ceremony, at which the Headmaster presented each Year 12 student with a Graduation Gift and Certificate ... 

~ Jason being presented by the Headmaster ~

And then the Reception commenced ...

~ the Boys after their final War Cry ~

Some proud family shots ...

~ One proud Mum (in her new dress!!!) ~
~ With one proud big sister (in her new dress!!!) ~
~ And one proud Dad ~
Now, because this is a sewing blog, I feel I really must focus in on the dresses. First off, my Butterick 5917 finally seeing the light of day after being completed a week ago. It is just 'THE BEST' dress ever ... 
~ and no, I am not short! Daughter is 6'2"!!! ~

And my daughter is wearing the ever-popular Vogue 8904 - AKA the Shingle Dress! 
~ Two brilliant dresses! A great reason to 'clink' glasses ~

Just a brilliant night all round! A great reason to 'frock-up' and celebrate ...


36 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your sons graduation! and the two dresses are beautiful

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  2. Congratulations on your son's graduation. I love the dresses! They came out great (as always) and you and your daughter both look fantastic!

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  3. You and your daughter look so pretty in your lovely dresses. Congratulations on the success of your son. I'm sure you're still smiling :)

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  4. Congratulations!! What an accomplishment for your son! Beautiful family, beautiful dresses!

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  5. Great job on the dresses! They are both gorgeous! And congrats on your son's valedictory! :-)

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  6. Congratulations! What a night for you all!

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  7. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.

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  8. Congratulations to your son and his classmates. Know you are so proud of him.
    the dresses are beautiful.. Your entire family looks very nice...
    I thought you were really short too [ha]. i have 3 sisters, and my oldest sister is 6ft 2 in. also.. when standing with us..it makes us all look short.lol

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  9. Congrats to you and your smart son Judith!!!

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  10. What a beautiful and tall family! Your dress and your daughter's dress are SO pretty. Congratulations to your son.

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  11. What a wonderful day. Congratulations to all. :)

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  12. Congrats! They are great photos and you all look so happy! The dresses look beautiful on as well.

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  13. Congratulations and what a wonderful evening and family. Love your dress and your daughter looks fantastic in Vogue 8904!

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  14. How wonderful. Beautiful pictures and the dresses look great on the night.

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  15. Congratulations! Very lovely family, and dresses! My daughter is in senior year as well, but graduation in the states is next May.

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  16. Congratulations to your son. What a great looking family! Both you and your daughter looked wonderful in the dresses you made. You have many reasons to be happy and proud.

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  17. Congratulations to your son! Beautiful family and beautiful dresses!

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  18. Congrats to the new graduate! A special occasion, and you must be ever so proud of your son. Both your dress, and your daughter's, are beautiful. I am especially drawn to the flowered print on your dress. You look radiant, and the colours and silhouette suit you beautifully.

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  19. What lovely, lovely pictures of a very beautiful family - the dresses are just perfect Judith. Yours looks so lovely on, and the shingle dress is perfect for someone with a lot of height. Your daughter must need all her clothes "bespoke".

    You must be very proud of your family - they all look good people.

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  20. You grow your children tall :) Fabulous dresses - Congrats on this milestone!

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  21. Congratulations on your sons graduation. My youngest son son graduated year 12 last week and it was quite a momentous occasion too. Your dress looks even more gorgeous on. Beautiful work.

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  22. Lovely photos of a very special night Judith, and you look wonderful in your beautiful rose dress. Congratulations to your graduating son, and the whole family. Love your daughter's dress too!

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  23. So great to see the dress in action! It's really gorgeous and the colours suit you beautifully. Some lovely family shots there for sure!

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  24. Congratulations. My daughter also graduated high school this year. Your dresses are perfect for the occasion.

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  25. Congratulations!
    Your dresses are so beautiful, just perfect!

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  26. Congratulations on your son's graduation! The dresses are just beautiful :). You have such a lovely, tall family.

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  27. What a wonderful event - you all look so happy! Congrats all round.

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  28. Congratulations! Looks like it was lovely evening. Everyone looks so happy.

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  29. Congratulations! What a lovely dress for such a happy occasion!

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  30. Congratulations on your son's graduation, and on your beautiful dresses!

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  31. Congratulations on your son's graduation. Your dress looks great; I love, love the fabric. Your daughter is tall!!!! Almost everyone is taller than me, I am only 5'3". I like your daughter's dress also.

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  32. THAT IS AMAZING! I have a dress made of the exact same fabric as yours ... though I am planning to re-vamp it into another dress this coming summer. Hope I am able to leave this comment. I have had trouble before and I wanted to say thank you for all your support on my blog.

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  33. Congratulations to your son! Your new dress looks fantastic on you! Well done!

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