October 20, 2011

l lika de lace


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this little vintage number was part of the surprise ending that meg, debi, mena and i trotted drunkenly off to at the end of the big NY meetup.  the very stiff lace is underlined in a turquoise/teal linen from baltimore's own gus woolens.  (oh, baltimore.)  and the bodice is lined in teal silk.  cause i really hate matching.

thaaaaat's RIGHT.  lace, linen, and silk.  smell me.


i got all crafty and used the scalloped edge as my hemline, and really planned it out so the sides would match perfectly.  they did.  until i had to take it in two inches at the seams and totally fukat'ed it.  so i sliced off scallops till it matched.  i may have mentioned this to gertie in our sewing class.  it was one of the many times i earned a raised eyebrow.  her eyebrows are fabulous.


hey booooootaaaay!  i wish i would have ironed the vent.  ah well.  the back didn't originally scoop down this far. i dove about 3 inches deeper than the pattern (mccalls, 7827).  this made the straps fly out, so i threw some darts in there, you can see them if you look quite closely...


don't squint, you'll hurt your eyes!  here you go.  i'll tell you what, when the darts worked, you would've thought i'd just seen my face on the cover of vogue .  i was all I ROCK MY WORLD.  i even had an invisible zip in the stash that matched perfectly.  (black is another story.  i had to make a special trip downtown to get a black zip.  i might have a problem.)


the palette for the evening was teal and red, and my partners in crime pulled it off beautifully for a special edition of oona does it! (see their fabulousness here).  i had a thin burgundy belt, and meant to wear these plaid shoes (debi drooled a little), but after our day on the town the height was staggering... 

oh, do you like them?  i got them at daffy's.  for five dollars.

suck it, beangirl.

32 comments:

  1. Great dress! I'm digging the lace!

    Oh Daffy's... When you score you score big.

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  2. Oh my goodness! I love this. And the shoes are awesome.

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  3. Oh heyyyyyy girl, whatchu doin' later? I mean, uh, your dress looks great!

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  4. You rock my world too! You made that lace work! I can't tell you all the ways I've sliced, diced, darted and hemmed dresses in unplanned ways. Always an interesting result, but never anything quite as lllllluscious as this.

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  5. I lika de lace, too. Love the deep back. Awesome striped shoes- the things my dreams are made of.

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  6. That is gorgeous!

    I will have you know, also, that I was just in Baltimore for a conference and stopped by Gus Woolens on your recommendation. It was fantastic. I used so much self-restraint and then spent the rest of the conference regretting not buying half the upstairs section.

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  7. Beautiful dress! The color and style are gorgeous on you!

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  8. Awesome dress! Fabulous colour! Aaand the lace - what more could a girl want. Oh, yeah, the shoes!

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  9. I love that scoop back , the lace is beautiful .

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  10. The dress is amazing, but so are those shoes. Even before you started talking about the shoes, I was looking at them, thinking, 'Wow, amazing shoes.' Five dollars?! I love the scooped neck at the back.

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  11. I love your posts. You have me laughing all the way through.
    That dress is a stunner and I love the scooped back.

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  12. That back line is dazzling! And the darts super impressive. The last time I tried to throw in darts like that, I got back nipples. Not so hot.

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  13. Awesome! I love the scallop hem and the deep back! Hehe, I can totally imagine Gertie's eyebrow. Maybe I should, whenever I'm embarking on some nefarious sewing shortcut... :D

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  14. It's been waaay too long for an Oona post, but this more than makes up for it! Rock that dress!

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  15. Wow, that's incredible. A very sexy low back.

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  16. Love the dress, very sexy. Liking the lace and colour a lot! As for the shoes - if you ever feel you don't need them, you can send them my way... :-)

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  17. OMG, did you just post two solid-ish colour projects in a row? I think I felt the earth tremble.

    Love the scooping back neck, and your cleverness with the darts. You rock my world, too.

    You and Beangirl are my shoe goddesses. I worship at your feet. :)

    word verification: chipa---the price Oona paid for her rocking shoes, and also, her crow of victory over Beangirl...

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  18. She's perfect Oona you look smashing and perfect dart placement too, darts fix everything. $5 shoes? score.

    YOU ROCK MY WORLD.

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  19. I'll tellya who's bringin' sexy back, its OO! NA!
    hehehe someone had to say it.
    I love it!!!!!! Fabric, cut, back detail, everything. Oooh and those shooooooooozzzzzzzz...

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  20. I hate you.

    word verification: "schlrom"- like a girl "schlub", especially one who flaunts fabulous five dollar footwear.

    No really. That's the definition. You can look it up.

    Really.

    I took Yiddish as my second language in college.

    Really.

    Shlrom.

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  21. I love this dress soooo much. Stunning colour, amazing fit.... fantastic fabric combo. Spot on with the scalloped hem and I had to read twice that you made all that effort to match the sides. You are genius Oona! :-)

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  22. Looking pretty saucy! Great scooped back.

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  23. Sarah http://huggiedoeshomespun.wordpress.comOctober 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    erm loving how I can't speall my own name ..Sarah darn it

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  24. thanks y'all!!! you're making me blush (especially you, ginger. haaaaaaaahhhyyyyy.)

    @ vrai-lean-uh: isn't it crazy? both my finds still smell of smoke. not cigarette; or any other other pucker up; some mysterious sort of baltimore smoke...

    @ daughter fish: back nipples. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    @ threadsquare: you may blame it SQUARELY on my friends!!!

    @ beangirl: the rumors are true. you are not a mother of two who sews. you are the puppetmaster of word verification.

    @ sarajhjjjhhh: :).

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  25. Inspiring as always, lady! This dress rocks, and the fit is perfect.

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  26. I lika de lace
    and your pretty face
    and when we wore our dress to the place
    where the drinks were divine to taste
    and none was left to waste
    ...
    and we sat in our dresses that we did not baste...
    and you, queen of it all, in a gown of lace :)

    The end.

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  27. so good. so so good. I love that colour because it looks great on pretty much everyone!

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  28. My gosh, I'm obsessed with this dress. And those shoes just pushed me over the edge. Love it love it love it!!!

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  29. Oh my goodness, I just stumbled across this dress and its amazing!! If you have any idea where I can find this pattern you would be my hero!! x

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    1. i wish i could tell you! you might try searching etsy & ebay for mccalls 7827. if memory serves, it has a white version and a floral pink version on the cover, with a teeny bow. and keep in mind i scooped the back out lower :)

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