Last year I e-mailed the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, Otago branch, since Otago is where I graduated from. The lovely Sue sent me a paper pattern cut from butchers paper, a scrap of the correct colour blue fabric, and a letter with instructions. The envelope was misplaced once or twice in the great piles of kid stuff, but I dug it out and put it somewhere safe. This past school holiday I bought the satin and trim and set it aside until I had a gap between other projects. There was no rush. Prizegiving isn't until early December.
Once I had the fabric I found I didn't want to put it off anymore, so a few evenings sewing later I had a hood.
Sprog modelled it for me, as getting a decent picture of your back in the mirror is quite hard. I can hardly wait for prizegiving this year. I will be the one wearing the correct hood and gown. I have to be careful now though, Some folks at school have been making noises about having their own!