10.07.2008

why thankya!


and here you have it, mom and dad: proof that i used my joann's gift card!

(my mother has this strange fear that giftcards-as-prizes are never actually used. which i guess i can understand, as it took me two months to use mine. but it was fun knowing it was waiting patiently in my wallet, like a little birthday pixie.)

i would also like to note that this shopping spree was part of an attempt to buy some solid material, as everything i own has some sort of wild pattern on it. three out of seven ain't bad, eh? i hope my support group leader will be pleased...
















i'll try to carry my love for the maxi dress into fall with the red knit (which is a nice deep color, way more orange-y red than the pic) and a knee length version with the crazy-crazy i-don't-CARE-if-it's-not-solid! blue knit. the chocolate brown print is fairly stiff, i think it might look great as burdastyle's anda à la the M.I.A. incurable homebody's big floral print (where you at girl?), and adding a wide belt as nikkishell did. the flowery wash is quite silky... no idea what it should be. and i'm not sure what to do with the yellow eyelet (but i need a good solid top!), the salmon cotton (the ladies in line at the cutting table said it matched my cheeks, damn heavy-handed blush) or the white & gray flowers... maybe this tunic dress?

actually, i'm not completely sold on any of my choices. suggestions anyone? emilykate, any flashes of brilliance?

20 comments:

  1. Very nice fabrics, Oona. I can't wait to see you in them. No matter what design choices you decide upon, I'm sure they'll be stunning!

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  2. You make it sound like crazy prints might be a bad thing. ;) Great choices!

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  3. Just a question - do you buy fabric online or at Joann's local store. I checked their online store but I never find any nice prints.

    Btw, I'm Miss_B from BurdaStyle. :)

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  4. thank you big daddy (and thank you for the moola)! i'll be making something TODAY.

    ha, well, yes, becky, i never shied away from a good print... but my closet is stuffed with them, so nothing really can be worn together. proves to be problematic at times...

    hey brigita, welcome! unfortunately, joann's online is sort of a wasteland. i always go to the superstore here in santa monica. i think there's a great thread at burdastyle about online fabric shops-- reprodepot is a good one, but kinda pricey. you might wanna join our swap group-- there are some crazy fabrics up sometimes!

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  5. YIPPIE!!! I was wondering just the other day if you used the gift card. Just said to BD we need to call you and check. Good choices!

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  6. thankyouverymuch! i thought i'd have a dress made by now, but not yet...

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  7. Nice selection! I'm espesh in love with the big, pinwheel-style flowery knit third from the top, and I do like it for a dress like anda, that's really simple and lets the print do the work.

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  8. I have the same yellow eyelet from Joann's! I made a dress, but I recommend breaking it up with something because otherwise its a sea of yellow!

    I just found yr blog, and I recognize your creations from BurdaStyle!

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  9. well moo... you may be a bit less envious when i post the mess i made of that last print tomorrow :)

    hey jenn, thank you for the tip! although i think it would be a REAL breakthrough for me to make anything in just one solid color... i think i often end up looking like a pre-schooler...

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  10. oonaballoona - you're the luckiest. that's the best gift ever!

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  11. No wonder you have so many wild prints when you happen to fin such beautiful ones! I love the black one on the right on the bottom photo. I'd make my beloved wrap skirt out of it. :-)

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  12. Hi Oona!!! you have been tagged!!
    http://minisweethearts.blogspot.com/2008/10/oh-oh-ive-been-tagged.html

    =) karencilla

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  13. I tagged you, too... might have been for the same meme, now that I think about it!

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  14. Hi Geri. :)

    Oona has been very busy. She's working hard and doing fine. I'm sure she'll be back as soon as finds a little time.

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  15. Oona I miss you! i'm sending you cheers! and energy

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  16. Hey Big Daddy, thanks! I was starting to get worried, especially after her "whining post". So good luck with the work, Oona!

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  17. i am sooo jealous! i live in a country that has forgotten about sewing apparently! and im dying for any good fabric with prints, my cousins are in the US right now, can you recommend any way/place i can have them bring me some of THIS?!

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  18. The brown (?) Japanese print is meant for a hippari with complementary solid color field pants (Folkwear's Japanese Field Clothing pattern #112)) Use some of the bits from the hippari to make the waistband strips, and maybe applique some of the roundels to the knees of the trews. Next, use two or three bittersweet prints to make the padded jacket. And you are all good to go. Cordially, Nehmah BTW, should you despise the brown print, I live in Tennessee! (nudge, wink)N

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!