5.12.2014

mother's DUH


on mother's day...


during the first truly warm weekend of spring


do not go to central park to try and take pictures


you will not find a quiet people-free spot

oona oonaballoona sewaholic gabriola

you will instead find all of new york on the grass
and you will be asked repeatedly but you don't have children?
(which is not so much a question as an accusation)

oona oonaballoona sewaholic gabriola

instead, go home, set up the timer and photoshop the air conditioner out of the shot.  because that shit is fugly.

skirt: the amazing, the i-want-one-in-every-fabric, sewaholic gabriola.  what took me so long to try sewaholic?! and what possessed me to ask ruggy to shoot it yesterday?!!  these are questions for the ages. 

a very happy mother's day to all of you mothers of all shapes, sizes and forms, i hope it was lovely!

66 comments:

  1. I love that fabric! After seeing so many versions of the gabriola, I'm really tempted to make one for myself.

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  2. Oh my goodness. This is fantastic! I want one! Actually I want THIS one. Plotting ways to get my dirty paws on it... meh. Maybe blatant copying is in order?

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    1. i knows exzactly where the fabric lives....

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  3. Haha. We have a similar situation in Chicago along the beach front on ANY summer holiday. The skirt look great and I love how you styled it. I adore Tasia's patterns. I think her designs are very well thought and flattering.

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    1. yes, i agree! i think i have to try that cordova next fall...

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  4. This is swish city! Love it on you! Tasia's patterns are beautifully drafted and they help you to have such a clean finish every time which is awesome... the only sad thing is that we have totally different styles and I just don't like them on me! Glad this skirt made its way into your life because it is fab fab FAB on you!

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    1. same problem here! i was ravenous when this skirt came out.

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  5. I love every Gabriola I see, and yours is no exception. Must get this pattern. Enjoy swishing and twirling!

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  6. What a lovely, lovely skirt, Oona! You have awesome photoshop skillz, too!

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    1. ha! the skillz are more obsessive than awesome, believe me:)

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  7. woohoo! every version that i have seen of this skirt has been so nice. looks stunning on you.

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    1. kelli, i would love to see you in a silk gabriola...

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  8. The skirt is great! Def make more! And you should have known that every occupant of NYC was gonna be in the park - yesterday was beautiful!!! However, I really like the apt shots.

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    1. i mean, you couldn't even see the grass!!!

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  9. you joined the gabriola bandwagon and look just as awesome as everyone else!

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  10. I love all the Gabriolas, but I love your mad face the best.

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  11. Yeah. Like going to Petřín (the hill in Pague with the parks and the tower on top) on the first of May, especially if you're single. DON'T.
    That skirt? DO.

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  12. Its totally beautiful, - I too love this pattern, have made one and another in the offing :)

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  13. Ok. That's it. I'm crying uncle. The interwebs is forcing me to buy this skirt pattern.

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    1. cirque du bebe was the one that twisted my arm into submission. getitgirl. pink chalk fabrics as free shipping...

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  14. Gorgeous skirt! Makes me wish I was tall enough to be able to wear a maxi-skirt without looking like a midget... I'm not. :-(

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  15. very pretty skirt. love the fabric.

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    1. thank you! she was cheap, too, $3 a yard.

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  16. You look excellent in this. This pattern is everywhere at the moment and with good reason it is lovely.

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    1. thank you! yes, very high marks for this pattern. SO well made.

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  17. I love Sewaholic! Your skirt is beautiful. All you ladies making this skirt has tempted me, but when it gets warm I just can't imagine more fabric around my legs. Hmm. I'm also seriously impressed with the photoshopped a/c removal. Talent!

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    1. oh, but the fabric is swishy, when you walk it's like an extra cool breeze around your gams...

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  18. So gorgeous! The lines of this pattern are so flattering, every person I've seen it in looks amazing in it. Ps the crop top is a must ;)

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  19. oh this skirt is fabulous on you! i so need to buy this pattern...

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    1. yes, yes you do, i would go so far as to say EVRRRYBODY must buy this pattern!

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  20. oh, those questions.. hate them..
    but that skirt on ya, sis? that i love! and love that cute little top you paired it with..

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    1. teehee. i grin, and try not to grit my teeth.

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  21. Just lovely, you always find the best fabrics!! Designers should be copying you! I can't wait to try this skirt. BTW your photoshop skillz are awesome, can't see a trace of that airconditioner!

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    1. haaaa!

      that AC was a labor of love. must find a DIY cover...

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  22. Wow, this skirt rocks. Just look at that thing twirl! That fabric is super gorgeous, as well. Love it!

    Also, those questions are the worst. Fie on them!

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  23. Who cares about the children????
    The questions to ask are:
    "Why do you look so good"
    "How you make a maxi skirt look so sexy?"
    "How am I gonna find the time to make my own?"
    "Is it ever gonna stop raining in London ?"

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    1. you are obviously a woman of taste and intelligence.

      "gin"
      "gin"
      "gin"
      "probably not, but it's better with gin"

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  24. Oh heyy, this outfit is gorgeous and can I just say I am lusting after that exposed brick wall and basically all of your furniture. You go girl!

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  25. You are rocking the swishyness! I think we should declare a "twirl your skirt day"! Yeah! Let's do that!! Gals everywhere twirling around in their full skirts! And getting pics of all that awesomeness. Twirly skirts NEVER get old! Love your skirt!

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    1. thankya! did you paint that fabric yet;)?

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  27. My favorite version of this skirt. The fabric is AWESOME!!

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  28. Lovely skirt, the maxi length looks great on you. The yoke on the Gabriola is so flattering.

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  29. Been reading your blog for 30 min, gonna just post here because I'm bitchy. You are so right when it comes to celebrities-takes an instant to make it or break it, so HAPPY Tim is as awesome as he seems on tv. Love the orange-y flowing wrap pants, now suddenly it's like I neVA seen wrap pants either!!!! I tried buying a Sewaholic pattern and sadly the mailman ate it, so now I will try again, inspired by your loveRly skirt. Ok, keep the Instagrmas ups cuz I'm checking in for OonamadeMay, and yes--I remember when ## was a poundsign, on a rotary dial phone, in a phone booth, that cost a quarter to call my homegirls, to come pick me up in their Mom's Grand Prix. Ahhh memory lane, all from a #. ;)

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  30. I so wish I had time to make this skirt right now. It's just one of *those*, ya know?

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  31. Love this on you! Great fabric choice... *sigh* stop making me want more patterns! LOL who am i kidding... I really want this one! ^__^

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  32. You are so stinking cute! Adorbs! I love your skirt and I have used Sewaholic before I have her book as well very detailed instructions and she makes for us curvy girls *wink*

    www.curvygirlsarechic.com

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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!