Sunday, April 1, 2012

OWOP DAY EIGHT, DRINKLOG: STICK A CORK IN ME, I'M DONE!



here's my seventh and final OWOP to make up for that rainy sunday: my favorite version i've made (so far) of pattern runway's gathered sundress.


it's also the most careful thing i've made to date.  it took me three weeks to finish this, and it traveled from NY to LA for the final bias trim touches.


a wee bit of serger porn.  personally, i love a machine overlocked edge.  


but there's handstitching in there for you needle enthusiasts as well. 


oh, let me season that bragging with a dash of MEH.   here's the HORRIBLE rear view, with the disclaimer that the exposed zipper was indeed carefully inserted.  it's pulling now because someone's been eating a lot of barbecue. 


did i say barbeque?  i took these last night amidst the glorious aroma of ruggy's lemon pepper sauce.  that's me sniffitty sniffing.  he makes turkey taste like pork.  BECAUSE HE'S AMAZING.


hello again, gap nude slip, so nice to hardly see you (no trice, i did not make this undergarment.  i don't do undergarments.  don't you dare challenge me.  STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD I SAID NO).  never have i ever had a slip so perfectly match my skin tone.  i decided not to underline the lace, though now i could see doing it in a fuschia silk!  that would be fabulous... 


maybe next time.  there's no way i'm taking this apart.  i changed threads on just about every seam, so there would be no chance of navy bobbin thread on chartruese, or vice versa.  the chocolate zipper got its own treatment as well.  in total, three colors of thread used.


and needles! four types! universal, jersey, topstitching, and microtex.


the pockets, however, they got an underlining treatment.  and a little lengthening for my extra large digits.  big hands, big... feet.

yes, i'm bending the rules of OWOP, as i didn't wear this today.  silk does not go with economy class seating.  but pearls go with everything.

in fact, i'm typing this up in jeans and sweater, mid air.  crazy, baby.  (typing, not publishing.  that must wait for the ground.  like i said, economy class.  maybe if i had worn my pearls i would have been upgraded?)  no matter, i'm in my seat, the movie is "the muppets", and i've got the best row on this jampacked flight (three polite ladies we, one is a knitter, one is a sleeper, and i have a power port!) so it's all good.  

though a complimentary cocktail wouldn't hurt...

outfit:  PR's gathered sundress, as per instructions, pockets lengthened
jewelry: pearls, vintage grandmothers from all sides
shoes: aerosoles

drink:
i'll let you know when i get there, but let's say champagne.  sound just right.

37 comments:

  1. i love it.. and this green color is amazing.. and, slips are an easy peasy thing to make (and i'm totally not challenging you here)

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  2. That green print has an almost lacy quality to it and works really well with REAL lace. Kudos to your slip, also. Hope champagne is/was waiting for you at the other end.

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  3. Nice XD That green is beautiful! Awesome fabric choice.

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  4. OOOOOhhhh!!! Your dresses are so beautiful! But for me, this has a especial touch, the pockets, the fabric, I don´t know...I love it!

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  5. Fabulous!
    I'm rather envious of your pearls. I was looking for something pearly to go with my LBD-in-progress, but I did not like what the bead shop had on offer. It did not go with me.
    And lemon pepper: favourite seasoning of last summer's stay in Karitsa. Estonians make great spice mixes. And your dress looks a bit like lemon pepper to me.

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  6. LERVLEY LERVLEY LERVLEY!! Both fabrics are amazeballz but I especially LERVE the chartreuse print.

    Good for you being so OCD with the serger threads, it looks so good inside-out! It gives me a happy when I look at clothes I've made where I've taken to time to be properly matchy-matchy, and I get a little irritated with myself every time I put on something where I was too lazy to swap cones.

    All the best when you get off the plane hun :o)

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  7. Ooh! Dunno what happened to my comment, blogger ate it!

    I applaud your OCD approach to serger threads. I'm always happier when I look inside my garments and their serged seams are all matchy-matchy. Worth the messing around with swapping cones. Your dress looks great, both fabrics are lovely but I especially like the chartreuse.

    All the best for when you hop off the plane :o)

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    1. i saw them both, and loved them both ! (comments, i mean.)

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  8. This is my favourite Oona make yet! I LOVE this dress. I love how you mixed not only prints but textures. The lace panels are divine. Fun you get to watch the muppets on the plane..I'm dying to see that movie :)

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  9. Your posts always make me smile. You just have the best personality and it leaps off the screen. I love it.

    I love this dress, too.

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  10. You are dealing out the inspiration like whoa, lady. I never ever ever would have thought of doing something like this, but damn! It looks amazing. And the idea of black lace overlaying fuschia silk? My mind is blown. Safe travels. Soak up that family time. Can't wait for your next inspirational post. I am definitely spending some time getting to know my machine this summer.

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    1. if you and your machines became BFFs i would be SO. HAPPY!

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  11. Oooh this is definitely the piece de resistance of your OWOP! Beautiful and fun!

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  12. My favourite dress of yours so far, too! That's definitely a champagne dress.

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  13. Amazing, unique dress. I love the chartreuse fabric print, and it looks great mixed with the lace.

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  14. I tried to comment on other posts but blogger kept being a JERK so whatever. YOU LOOK AMAZING. And I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My condolences to you and your family. And you look amazing. Just saying.

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  15. wow, that is a hella cool dress.
    especially the pockets.

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  16. Oh! I love how you mixed fabrics here, it's gorgeous Oona! way to go, a very inspiring project.

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  17. Love the chartreuse!! Don't wear this if we go fabric-shopping together, or else I might have to mug you in a bathroom for it. Also, the gift of making turkey taste like pork sounds like an amazing one. I think Ruggy needs to be the star of the next big superhero movie.

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  18. This may be my new favourite dress.

    I'm so sorry about your sadness - hope the trip home is a good one with family.

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  19. This is my definite fav of the week! Love the last photo with the reflection.

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    1. that's an outdoor mirror, in the wall of the house. crazy.

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  20. This is fantastic. You just made me drool a little when you mentioned the fuschia. Get slip in that color!

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  21. Gorgeous! I love this dress! You win, lady, you win!

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  22. Oh wow, I always love everything you make but I think this dress really takes the cake - those lace inserts are AWESOME. Ughhh I am freaking out so hard over this. Do get a fuchsia slip, because that would be the bee's knees (although I do still love the nude slip - you know how I do!). Also, I need to find some lace asap, so I can properly rip you off >:)

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    1. looking forward to your thievery....

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  23. Wow, lace panels! That silk is amazing - and thank you for the serger and hand stitching porn (oh serger... I always want what I don't have and I do love me some hand stitching). And also, turkey pork? What kind of barbeque based magic is this?? Hope you had as good a flight as possible x

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  24. Love what you did with the two different fabrics... Great idea!

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  25. Holy crap, I love this. The print plus lace is such a cool combination. I love how you placed the lace on the sides and into the pockets!

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  26. Those lace side panels look amazing!
    Also, yay for the nude slip!

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  27. Oh darling! The lace side panels make this dress into the breathtaking piece that it is!! Brilliant!! Love nude slips with a passion :)

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  28. As always you look lovely. :-)
    You are rocking that dress.

    I promise not to challenge you on making undergarment. So, no worries I am good at keeping my promises.

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