7.16.2012

promaballoona around the blogisphere!


oooh i have to share some prom goodness in the making...

I DID NOT MAKE THESE DRESSES.  but if i owned one, i might just lie and say that i did.  (i'll take the one with the hot pink rosette the size of alabama, thankya.)  do you know angela of bonne chance, the re-creator of these vintage pieces of heaven?  iffn ya don't, hop on over and meet her... she has an absolutely sweet blog that i've been happily stalking, and oh la la!  she's draping a prom dress!  wait till you see the curves on this jammie...

also in the works, some serious prom action from the girl with the star spangled heart... stephanie has made not one, but TWO muslins of a droolworthy advance vintage pattern and i can't wait to see the finished result!

this could be dangerous, as both ladies are already-in or will-be-in LA during promaballoona weekend.  i'm feeling a meetup in all our finery is necessary.  if this happens, surely i'm going to have to find a way to keep from snatching these dresses off the respective owners.

are you making a prom dress for the kalkatroonaan birthday festivites?  lemme know!  if you're not celebrating virtually and are in town, would you be interested in a meetup?  lemme know!  

SO MANY EXCLAMATORY POINTS!!!!

39 comments:

  1. I am SICK that the in person Promaballoona won't be held in NYC!! Damn you, LA. I shake my fist at you!!

    Ahem...anyway. If Fed Ex ever decides to stop holding my new machine hostage, I get freaking started on my dress.

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    1. i second nettie in all of her frustration

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    2. i know!!! maybe we need a round 2. or at least a fall NY meetup.

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  2. Holy crapola, it's a wonder the envy is not corroding my computer screen just looking at these. Curse distance and money and grown-up(ish) responsibilities! I do have my Promaballoona gown selected, however, so at least there's that...

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    1. seriously i can't wait for it. which reminds me i gotta email you...

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  3. Holy moly they are stunning! I will take the second one with the white and teal striped ruffles. Gorgeous! My package arrived yesterday. Thank you thank you thank you! I have decided to do a second pay it forward after the one I am doing at the moment finishes to make up for me forgetting I signed up for yours. I hope that is ok!

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    1. totally OK, and making me feel like i therefore need to do like seventeen pay it forwards to make up for my slacking. curses!

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  4. hahah I love your blog.

    You need to do more "Oonadoesit", it's been a while. Surely the prom is a perfect challenge to post about!

    I'm going to be twirling up a storm in a frou frou, possibly mullet hem, fish print number but it's kinda for my bday rather than yours... soz. I'll do a spin for you though if you return the favour.

    :-)

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    1. well now of course i'll spin for you, fellow birthday girl :)

      ODI had been a minute... i need to look back over my list of challenges!

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  5. I love the frilly prom dresses! Alas, I burnt myself on the iron today working on my dress...BUT I WILL PREVAIL!

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    1. hello kitty bandaid! HELLO KITTY BANDAID!!

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  6. gaaaaahhhhhhhhhh (drooling on keyboard) I'm totally stunned by beautiful prom gown confections. kind of at a loss for words right now...

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    1. seriously. angela put the source for her frills up over at bonne chance.

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  7. I'm seriously not going to get a dress done in time for your birthday but I'm STARTING on it as soon as I finish two circle skirts for a um... secret project I'll be announcing later. But I have to have my couture lace and crepe de chine dress done before Dragon*Con cause there's a red carpet event (complete with paparazzi).

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    1. um, Dragon*Con Red Carpet Dress?

      you are excused on grounds of awesomeness.

      but i do hope you still dress up and go out....

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    2. awesome! And I dress up every chance I get!

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  8. Awe...thanks for the shout out Oona, I am exited to celebrate your b-day too!!

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    1. :))) your dresses are inspiring me for my dress, by the way...

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  9. Ungungung. I got a headband for my birthday that would exactly match the pink of that giant rosette...

    Promabalooning for sure, here--will be my last project before packing all my sewing junk up for the move to Canada(!), might as well do something epic, right?

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  10. Thanks for introducing me to Angela... her blog is fabulous. The curves on those prom dresses she's making are dangerous for sure!

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    1. isn't it beautiful? so meticulous (to my eye that drapes rectangles)

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  11. Oh I sure am making me a promaballona dress!! Bodice muslin done today; it's gonna be a stretch for me but I'm planning on finishing it in time for the big event! :D

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  12. Planning to finish that graduation ball dress, and thinking of the best ways to spice it up... What shoes to wear to me justice to a Kalkatroonan event? So yes, count me in virtually.
    Oh, and I'm wearing your bangles now. Just so you know. The best way of spicing up an outfit pretty much without feeling it. ;-)

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    1. *make* Where did those two letters go? And wow, those dresses.

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    2. yellow shoes? ;) they match the bangles!!

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    3. Alas, my shoe collection is limited. And I've just spent what I had allowed myself on shopping for a while on a fabulous hat... I'll probably make do with brown+yellow piping... http://tinyurl.com/ct7o6or http://tinyurl.com/c4xcjsm ... and try to incorporate that shawl, too. Maybe.

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  13. Looks like I need to find some fancy fabric. Now I have a place to go for Promaballona.

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  14. Hmmm, what if we could get simultaneous Promaballoonas going on ALL OVER THE WORLD???

    I found some gorgeous sheer curtains for $0.25 at a garage sale...looks like I just have to choose a pattern! And find lining. And oh, sew it all...

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    1. oh. my. GOD. my evil plan would be complete...

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  15. Gorgeous dresses!! Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to whip up a dress in time for Promaballoona, but picture me there in spirit, DRINKING spirits, in this gown (with the help of more than a few chicken fillets).

    http://www.newsgab.com/attachments/celebrity-pictures/92354d1204150726-sofia-vergara-2008-80th-annual-academy-awards-green-dress-sofia-vergara-80th-annual-academy-awards-02.jpg

    I am super-obsessed with this new tinybabyperson who arrived in our family and it's been cutting into my sewing time, but I'm gonna enter the Tessuti comp. Will you enter too? If YOU win, you can come to OZ for a meet up here!!!!!

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    1. oh wow. that gown in ridiculously awesome. you should make THAT for tessuti. i mean, it looks SUPER easy and wouldn't cut much into newtinybabyperson time.

      sadly i haven't found any fabrics in the online collection that grab me... i even emailed to see if some other dots & stripes on the site were kosher but no go :(. i figured if i throw all that mula down i'd better like the fabric... so i'll just be voting. FOR YOU.

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  16. I'm working on a special something for promballoona!!

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  17. I am participating. I want to do something big something to expand my skills (and confidence) but I know I won't have the time so I am going to do something simple.

    I have really been excited about this.

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    1. it makes me so happy to hear that!

      when i want to go big but have limited time, i like to pick one thing i haven't done before-- like a slashed zipper, or a new handstitch.

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  18. Okay, I'm jumping in! And I'm throwing in a pattern giver away to help celebrate Promaballona! It is over at http://sewessentiallysew.blogspot.ca/2012/07/prom-pattern-give-way.html

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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!