9.21.2013

summer's end


from the looks of my blogreader, today is the last day of summer states side.


summer, although you found me away from ruggy for FIFTY TWO FRIGGING DAYS, i did have some love for ya. 

beautiful music to sing.  new friends.  new gins.  a metric ton of late night sewing hours.  a nearby joann's with stupid crazy pattern sales, where i picked up vogue 1307 for $2.99.  


unable to bear my jealousy over kazz the spazz's fantastic jumpers any longer, i cut these pants out in jersey from my dangerous dallas garment district trip...


...and added two rectangles for the top.  elastic casings at tip & toe to cinch it all up, no zipper needed since there's plenty of stretch.  and by the by, PLENTY of ease, even in a woven: if you're making this pattern, sewist, beware.  my much-hacked-muslin only survives because it's black and gold. the Thong Song plays full blast whenever i sport those puppies.  hey man, fall finds me back with ruggy, and it's steelers season.  you do what you gotta.

ah well, a little ease is okay.  all the better for drinking gin and eating hot dogs.


and perfect for languishing in 108 degree texas heat.


bye, summer.  love you.  mean it.  welcome, fall.  it's grand to be back.

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  1. Omg, why didn't I have one of those to wear all summer?!? Comfy and polished make my ideal outfit!

    I am SO excited for fall.

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    1. i was late to the game as well... this is coming out first thing next spring :)

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  2. You have excellent taste in fabric and football teams!

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    1. you are OBVIOUSLY a woman of excellent class!!

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  3. Oooh! Crazy pants in the best possible way! Love them! I seriously love a great jumpsuit.

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    1. ruggy gave me the side eye so much i'm surprised they didn't burst into falmes :)

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  4. I love Fall and Winter - my favorite months. Your getup is very cute.

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    1. thank you! i love fall.... winter brings me a bit of grief, what with down coats and all...

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  5. Amazing!! Oona, you are a marvel!

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    1. i've got like twelve of your colors on!!

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  6. This is so hawt! Couldn't love it more. You can definitely pull off a fancy print my dear!

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    1. as do YOU, i need to follow your solid lead for a bit...

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  7. SO cute on you! I wouldn't dare wear a boob tube top right now! Maybe I'd add straps because I think I need this for OUR summer! xoxo

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  8. These are the so cool! Great pattern placement! Is there anything you can't pull off??? I think NOT! :)

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    1. thank you, that pattern placement took some puzzling...i only bought 2 yards!

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  9. You are too cute for words. Happy end of summer to you too, and thanks for yet another brilliant pattern suggestion!!

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  10. Check you and your romper clad self out! This is fierce!
    I for one am looking forward to summer- everyone's summer makes over the last few months have me inspired!

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    1. and now begins my jealousy for your neck of the woods...

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  11. SO GOOD! Love love love your fabric. Brilliant make, you look fantastic! and thank you for the mention xxoo

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    1. um, thank YOU for the inspiration, terribly terrific kazz.

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  12. oh you look so freaking fabulous in these photos! i hate that summer is over, but these pics of smiling and beautiful oona make that fact a little more bearable.. never change, my dear

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    1. what's funny is i just took pics of a fall outfit... no toothy smiles. ?!

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  13. Adorable! Adios summer, you can take those 108* days and SHOVE IT. :) Have a fabulous fall!

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  14. That is incredibly cute, and you wear it so well!

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  15. Xtremely awesome! I love your fabric choice!

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    1. i flipped over this fabric. thanks girl!

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  16. Feeling so envious of the lovely weather you have over there. Seriously, I'm just echoing what everyone else already said: your choice of fabric is gorgeous and your outfit is beautiful and looks super comfortable for a hot day!

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    1. thank you sir! alas, we're chilling up out here now. i'm even thinking of making a coat.

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  17. AH-mazing. This pattern turns into quite the awesome jumpsuit! And what a seriously mind-blowing fabric!

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    1. sallie...i miss you. i should've worn this out, with some sensible flats.

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  18. Awesome. I agree with the other commentary that it's so you! I'm having a hard time saying goodbye to summer myself.

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    1. hey mama! yeah, last night i wanted a gin & tonic, but truly it was red wine weather. sigh.

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  19. So pretty...you did a fab job with the placement of the print!

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  20. No hardship saying goodbye to Summer here - never really had one, except for scattered week-long periods of swealtering heatwaves. For the most part it's been heaven for an Autumn loving gal like myself! *lol*
    Fantastic outfit, as always, my dear...and much love back atcha for those yummy gin drinky-poos! :)

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    1. alrighty then mugsy, let's see those fall outfits!!!

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  21. Simply fantastic! I love jumpsuits and yours in that fabric is the perfect combination! I've just got back from a late summer holiday and I'm missing summer already!

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    1. ah, a late summer holiday. are there any better words?

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  22. This is a seriously cool make and you look as amazing as always! Love it!

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  23. Lovely! A fitting farewell to summer.

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    1. i seriously pouted when i read that. SUMMER COME BACK!

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  24. That last photo made me smile so big I made it my desktop photo for the day!

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    1. ha, colleen, i love that!! i hope i didn't scare anyone in the vicinity.

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  25. Oh man, I miss you already Marce. DAMN THIS DISTANCE! Love your 70's peacenik vibe here - only you could prevent it from looking too hippie-tastic, just cute and summery. It's already freezing here and your bare shoulders are making me so sad since my shoulders will not be seeing the sun for a good 6 months. Sigh.

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    1. as i sat in the bedroom listening to the bathroom DIY noise all i could think was PLEASE CAN WE JUST HANG OUT AGAIN.

      and my shoulders, they are now covered. the window is cracked and i'm actually cold!

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  26. Great pattern placement. Awesome make and you look great.

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    1. thank you! shall i call you pootle? because i kind of love that :)

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  27. It is supposed to go up to 81 this weekend here? Wanna visit? Please say yes! We can go fabric diving and then head back to my neighborhood for a festival (block party style w/ beer gardens). I am having a little bit of Oona withdrawn, is it obvious?
    This jumper is super cute on you. I know ruggy gave you the eye, but I bet they are comfy.

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  28. Amazing! As always. :)

    Can't wait for coat pics. Let's break them out!

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    1. hammering away next week! highline coat shoot?

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  29. Gorgeous jumpsuit! You'll be super happy with it next summer! Can't wait to see what fall/winter sewing plans you've got going on..

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    1. let's just hope it fits next summer :)).

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  30. Woohoo! Dear Oona, so sorry we missed each other this summer, but ya know it is such a huge state. And now you really know how the heat seems to carry on forever. (It went back up today...) Which is why jumpers like this are awesome! The less fabric on the body the better, but with style! I seriously lost my fashion groove this summer and can't wait for cooler weather to come.
    p.s. gin & tonics are my fave summer drink. I always feel so boring when I order it, but it hits the spot when it's so damn hot!

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    1. i was not in my right mind in terms of texas distance! your. state. is. ENORMOUS. but i gotta tell ya, i'm regretting it even more, we would've shared some VERY good g&ts.

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  31. Casually awesome and utterly gorgeous. You just look fabulous in anything and everything you create :)

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    1. oh carolyn, thank you! sentiment very much ditto'ed!

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  32. Loooooooooooove this! It's fashionable, fun, and wearable-- totally you, gal! Love it!

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  33. Super cute!!! I made a similar style to wear for the Ankara Festival over the last weekend. I'll show you a picture when I finally post some. Love the hair too.

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  34. I'm late to the party. Just got here from your latest harem pants post. I love this romper, but when I clicked that link to Vogue 1307, I collapsed on the couch ala Fred Sanford. That sticker shock! GIRL. NO. Good on you for snapping it up under 3 bucks!

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    1. paying full price for a vogue pattern will bring you to weezy quicker than you can say sanford & son! i only grab them at joann's sales, i must admit ;)

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