...who had a little curl
right in the middle of her forehead
and when she was good, she was very very good
and when she was bad, she was HORRID
i laughed like hell when mommaballoona recited that mother goose rhyme to me whilst we were out to brunch. we were all decked out in oona-mades... all, that is, except ruggy. horrid little girl, that oona.
to add insult to injury, directly after brunch, i made the rugster take pictures of my july installment for the mood sewing network. and lookit this! The Finger Of Blame! IT POINTS TO ME!
you get outta that hole, Finger. the contractor possessing the digit came out from behind the door shortly thereafter, said i looked great, and suggested ruggy get the posted building plans in the shot.
yay for light and shadows giving me bullet bra! pinky swear, this is not part of the design. no, this draped dress came out of my
brian exsqueeze me, brain, took 4 yards, and includes 5 skirt panels, 6 bodice pieces, gathered straps, and no pointy bits. and the print placement! this exquisite cotton print is crazy, y'all, and i went nuts over placement! but ya canna tell from the shots, can ya?
ruggy! i said. are you getting any detail?
babe, he replied, i'm trying to get the cool blue in the frame.
admittedly, the swath of blue, she is super cool.
and i guess maybe my photographer is not as appreciative of the sewing details when i sew zilch for him. look man, it's super boring to sew the types of fabrics ruggy goes for. but hey! lookit what parental balloonas get!
i am a very very good daughter to oblige my technicolor inclined parents, non? (please disregard the terrible understitching circa oona 2013, thanks.) this was the view at brunch! however, on our side of the table, my other half was in an Old Navy pullover. again, HORRID.
but unlike the curly haired girl in the rhyme, i'm being rewarded for misbehaving. do you spy that new little badge in the current events section? the sewcialists, who sew a themed color every month, have declared july oonapalooza sewalong month! WHAT?! in sweet gillian's extremely flattering words:
"Here’s the goal: Oona is known for her bold use of colours and prints, saucy silhouettes, and sense of exuberance. So make anything you want – but let it be loud and joyous, either in terms of colour, shape, or improvisation! Myself, I’m going to imagine that Oona is the voice urging me to be more adventurous as I sew. 'Hmmm… I wonder if I could just change this neckline a bit…' Yesssss. 'Should I put a thigh-high slit in?' Yesssss. 'These two prints are both kinda crazy – Should I combine them?' YESSSSS! (Does that make Oona the good angel on my shoulder, the wee devil, or both?)"
BOTH, MY FRIEND. IT MAKES ME BOTH.
truly, i blush. i blush like a fine rosé. i've been giggling gleefully ever since this event (which falls ever so nicely in the month leading up to my birthday) was cooked up on twitter. ruggy has even concocted a special cocktail in my honor, the Bazooka Balloona (really, i must sew something for him) and i'm cobbling together a prize package for the oona-est contibution to the month, details on that imminent! so go grab some fabric that makes you grin like a fool, pour something delicious, and start hammering!
this dress was made using my monthly fabric "allowance" as part of the Mood Sewing Network.