Tuesday, January 8, 2013

who gave gillian a blog anyway

oh right, probably her overly generous ipad gifting man. WHATEVER MR. CRAFTY RAINBOW. GO PLAY WITH YOUR LEGOS, YOU CAUSE TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

while i sat innocently on the couch with my gentleman ruggy, enjoying manhattans over college football, this tomfoolery about sewing dares was going on behind my back:



oh gee whiz, thanks ladies, really there is nothing this lioness is afeared of.  good call, @Sewbusylizzy.  the depth of my brilliance and bravery often gives me pause, truly i amaze myself, is there nothing i cannot do?




WHATEVER.

@Sownbrooklyn practically dared herself to make a super heroine dress in order to entice me into accepting the challenge. drinking cap on, i returned the parry by daring the despicable mastermind @GillianCrafts to make a maxi dress out of that gorgeous liberty stash that mysteriously never appeared as her christmas dress, and @GingerMakes, oh glory, i dared and she bit...




MY FINGERS CURL WITH EVIL GLEE WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT.

@TanitIsis, that bastion of sewing for others, caught wind of the dare and casually joined the tweets...



oh, that's so awesome your hubby needs such minor alterations! mine has sloping shoulders and a wide neck that is not physically possible on his slim athletic build! THANKS FOR THE LOANER ISIS. you'll be getting a dare soon, my friend.  those damn toiles are still laying in a pile on my bedroom chaise. (yes, i have a chaise. two, to be exact.) i seriously spent the better part of december in shirt toiles. doesn't that count for something? does the damn thing actually have to be wearable? minor detail.  trivial, really.

i just asked ruggy what's the word i'm looking for here?  he said  "par for the course".

he is so cruising for a bruising.

you know what? I'VE ALREADY BOUGHT THE FABRIC FOR FOUR SHIRTS. one ended up a dress, one ended up a blouse, again, details. but upon reflection, it is entirely possible that without this dare, the remaining yardage stands a very good chance of ending up on the female half of this kalkatroonaan equation. so, thanks, ladies. you have set me on a track where losing is a possibility. AND I LIKE TO WIN.

(and furthermore, if you want to hear an unwitting Oona Of Christmas Past discussing this very topic with the dulcet toned DaughterFish, hop on over to her joint for an episode of Thread Cult taped at mood: sewing for your sweetie.  i'll be using what we found that day for this very dare...)

40 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Those girls are brave sitting behind their computers (or ipad in Gillian's case ;) non?
    Get 'er done Oona!! :D
    Can't wait to see your victory.

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  2. Ooooo....There's a lot of awesome floating around in these tweets. You go, Oona girl! Make that shirt and give it your Oona flair :)

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  3. BAHAHAHAHAHA! Ooona, I love you so much! And I feel the pain of all those muslins. I think Osiris is a little bit less observant than Ruggy. (Although I suspect they are equally picky about the things they do observe.)

    and thanks for giving me a huge laugh on a day I really needed it. I await your dare. :)

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    1. oh, it's comin. i haz ideas. and a mens shirt pattern that needs returning!!!

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  4. Ooh, I'm gonna make my husband some shirts too. Soon. When the pattern gets here-the pattern that is entirely too big!
    Suggestion - get a pattern that fits his neck measurement and adjust the rest. It's way easier to lop a bit off the body than muck about with the collar and stand (says the voice of experience, urgh!)

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    1. And I believe that's how my father buys his shirts, too... though I'm not 100% sure.

      Sewing dares, oh dear! Isn't this a bit like Oona Does It!, though? You've done it before! You already made a LBD, and a white dress, so, duh.

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    2. maryanne, oh how i wish it were that simple, but the damn shirt has prince seams in it, and just meh and bleh i can't even think about the three toiles. even with a too small neck the body was big, i swear i think he morphs just to F around with me in fittings! good luck on hubby's. maybe your success will rub off on me:)

      hana, i thought just that while we were tweeting, though i didn't really GET that i was doing dares at the time of ODI! crazy, eh?

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  5. Yes! I cannot wait to see the victorious shirt of awesomeness! Maybe it will spur me on to make my boyfriend's birthday shirt.... (his birthday was in October...oops).

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  6. Bahahahahahahahaha! Yes! I'm so excited about this madness! And only a little afraid...

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    1. I can't wait to see what Oona picks for you - Let the bribery commence!

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  7. Oh snap Oona, can't leave the internet alone too long before some trouble brews.
    I hope you kill your challenge. Even though I know you will.

    I am with you. My friend's toile jacket is sitting there mocking me. He has sloping shoulders, narrow waist and some damn big pecs. I told him he needs a FBA.

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    1. LMAO @ FBA for his massive pecs!

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    2. seriously, that's some funny shit.

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  8. Yeah you are also playing.. I finished my dare tonight. No darts whattttt

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  9. Oh goodness all of this daring is a bit scary, but I am exited for Ruggy.
    Go to it Oona! BTW loved the podcast! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.
    I should dare myself to make Will a shirt.

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  10. This is one time I am happy I don't tweet! LOL

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    1. We can dare you without a tweet! Look out, Clio!

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    2. she is fearless, frosting all year long already!

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  11. Ahhhahahaa amazing! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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  12. Perhaps Ruggy should be the one who's afraid....

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    1. he has, truth be told, always just a soupcon of fear surrounding me and my shears.

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  13. ROFL-ing all over the place over these tweets. almost enough to make me get an account of my own, if that is what you ladies get up :-) but i think i'll stick with clio, safe in non-tweeting paradise...

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  14. :D You girls are a force of nature!
    Wish I had more time to tweet and sew, alas, EXAMS! o_O 97 days to go...

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  15. That was, EASILY, the most fun I've ever had on twitter! Lol

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  16. You make me sound so mean... when here I am, causually daring people around the world to sew things I'd be terrified to make... Oh. Right. Maybe I'm a *teeny* bit mean! :P I"m actually excited to combine my orginal pattern mixing dare with a totally fab turquoise-and-red liberty maxi - I just ordered more fabric, so gimme a couple weeks to get started! I'll race ya to the finish line, ok?

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  17. haha sewing dares... yes, this needs to be a thing. i finally bit the bullet and sewed up a shirt for my hubby! on the upside, he supplied me with a steady stream of my choice of drink and snack food. he's a dear, he is. :)

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  18. Whoo-hoo! Get on with that shirt Oona! I too have to make at least one shirt for hubby this year. The fabric I prupose bought for him has ended up as dresses and blouses for me and the girls, so I have to go shopping again. What a hardship! :D Looking forward to your finished dare! :D

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  19. Haha!! It'll be fun to see how all of this plays out. (And you all are making me think I'm missing out on sewing fun since I don't use Twitter...)

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  20. Sorry I was distracted at the mention of Manhattans....

    ;) Very funny post, they gave you good fodder to write around.

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    1. my bad, that's a party foul to mention manhattans and expect peeps to stay focused.

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  21. This is going to be an awesome spectator sport!

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    1. One I somehow imagine playing out as a bit of a paintfight. I wonder why...

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  22. Aw, all the fun stuff happens on twitter after my bedtime!!! So I can't be blamed!

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  23. Oh, yes!!! Do it! This post almost makes me want to pay more attention to Twitter. I never knew the sewists got so sassy on there!

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  24. oh geeze! A bunch of seamstresses daring each other! I can't wait to see how this one turns out!

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  25. Haha oh dear, this is hilarious :)

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