8.04.2014

PALOOZA DAZZLERS!


Hold onto your hats. This one is a doozy.

My math could be totally off, but I do believe there are a whopping 70 MAKES for the sewcialist's oonapalooza month! WHAAAAAAT?!  My brain is in a delighted technicolored fog after spending the morning collaging all these beauties together.  Please accept my apologies, complete with hairshirt, if I missed you, and please do tell me so that I can correct my error!  Without further ado, let me link up these lovelies to their creators so that you can ogle their blogs... in clockwise-ish order for all collages...

Above: the Body 'Paloozers: Cut Cut Sew, House of PinheiroBouquet of Buttons, Meg the Grand (in Steelers pjs!)


Swirly, sexy Skirt 'Paloozers: Lady Sewalot, Jo Sews, Gold PomInge MaaktDinuvole Di Cuori


So stoked to see Shorts!  Will these 'Paloozers convince me to make a pair of my own? Mebbe....Sew Stylist, Sew Stylish, The Tell Tale Tasha, Sew Rachel!, and Gallomane's manly Comox trunks.



and get ready y'all, lemme just link up TWENTY TWO DRESSES...






DFabrication, two stunners from Kathy Sews (1 and 2), Cashmerette






Let's take a kimono break, shall we? HOW I WANT A KIMONO. Mine has been in the works for months (read: uncut fabric, rolled up fringe)... Bobbins and Whimsy, Liza Jane Sews, Sew Stylish


Toppers! And so many BHL Polly tops! Sew Well, Pass/Fail SewingAnother Sewing ScientistLiza Jane Sews 

Here we go again y'all, get ready for another steep climp and an exhilarating drop on the 'Palooza 'coaster: Thirteen. Maxi. Dresses.  You KNOW I love a maxi. My fingers are in full cramp mode at this moment, and I do not care.







Finally, some 'Paloozers went and made an entire outfit. OVERACHIEVERS!!



Wow guys.  I'm at a loss for words.  Partly because my brain is on overload, but mostly because wow. Some of you I know in real life, some I know by name as if we were real life friends, some I've just met through this crazy challenge, and ALLA y'all are amazing.  I mean it and I hope you know it!

Thank you Sewcialists, Lady Katza, Gillian, and all you awesome tweeting instigators for thinking up this sewalong.  A winner/prize will be decided shortly (as soon as my brain regains motor function).  

Till then, my dazzling superheroine friends.....

61 comments:

  1. So amazing to see all the Paloozers together! If you wanna link me up: I still don't have a sewcialist blog, but you could use my profile on French sewing community Thread and Needles: http://www.threadandneedles.fr/membres/gallomane/

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    1. P.S. totally honored both my makes made it in here btw :) XXX

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    2. will do! you know, i thought i saw you there during some late night sleuthing, but since you hadn't mentioned it, i thought you wanted to keep it under wraps :)

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    3. Guess I'm not a girl to toot my own horn so much... Must be a Dutch thing ;) don't mean anything by it though so link away :)

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  2. So FUN! No, really, I need to say it like this F-UUUUUUU-N! Loving all the wonderful prints and colours and smiles. Awesome post, your typing fingers now deserve a massage!

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    1. i had to walk away from the computer the rest of the day, but it was a happy walk!

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  3. Oh HEAVENS what a collection of beautiful prints and beautiful makes and beautiful ladies! Maybe I better take some photos of my own informal Oonapalooza make (it needs a wash and a press after its very sweaty debut).
    I gotta say, this event has certainly felt like I was personally given permission to buy prints I was ogling but thought I might be too scared to wear. Preposterous! I will use the many gorgeous prints I ordered and I will channel as much Oonaballoona-esque self-possession as I can muster (but I will probably not mix so many colors and prints all together, ever, because I am a GIANT BABY made of REGULAR-SIZED BABIES themselves composed of VERY TINY BABIES).

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    1. hahaha not preposterous in the slightest! we are, after all, the best enablers around. now be careful with all dem babies.

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    2. Preposterous, I mean, that I was unsure about buying the prints in the first place, and to feel like I needed some kind of "permission" to do so.
      Actually taking the fabric-ordering plunge is not the preposterous part, only my silly little fear of doing it!

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    3. i liked imagining you yelling PREPOSTEROUS at a wall of prints, a la charlie brown :))

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  4. Wow. They look great, all together on your blog, they fit in (good job on the collages!)... and I have no idea how you're going to decide!

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  5. So much technicolor goodness! It's making me want to get my current must-sew-by-end-of-August list done so I can get back to some prints!

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  6. Haha. Donny Osmond and his coat of many colors has nuthin' on these Paloozers. Methinks I will join Oona-blitz, the Sequel in 2015. There will be a sequel, no?

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    1. oh, donny! i never considered the possibility of a repeat....oonablitz..... hmmm....

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  7. A beautiful bright way to be woken up this morning - amazing ladies!

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    1. nice! yes, it does make the eyes happy :)

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  8. Look at this parade of gorgeousness!

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  9. So much inspiration from these awesome makes!

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  10. Wowza, these are so fun! Hooray Oonapalooza!

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  11. A gorgeous group of makes, I love them all! I need some colour in my sewing too, gotta join next year!!

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  12. LOVE THESE!! Also I totally had an palooza planned but totally dropped the ball so I'll have to have my own Oonapalooza, probably sometime in October. :) Fashionably late with a dramatic entrance is part of it, yes??

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  13. hahaha...not the first time I've been accused of being an overachiever as it turns out. Sheesh, you've brought up memories of grade school...with me so fearful of being called out in class for unlearnedness that I would over....overstudy, overpractice, overachieve, pretty much over anything. The good news is that sewing my Oona inspired outfit had none of the angst or underlying lack of self confidence. Pure good fun it was!!! What an awesome round up of inspired sewing!!

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    1. nonono, you must embrace the overachiever in you! I HAZ! i want a gold star for EVERYTHING!!!

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  14. It was so fun to sew in your honor! Thanks for including me in your round-up, lots of great Oona style going on here!

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  15. It's lovely to see so many gorgeous makes and fantastic to see everyone having such a fab time! Great round-up too.

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  16. This was such a fun sewalong and channel our Oona! Thanks for the round-up, it is so fun to see all these garments on one page.

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  17. I almost cant handle how much fabulous inspiration is is one post! Yay for all these creative ladies! so. much. gorgouesness!

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  18. These are all awesome! Way to go, ladies!

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  19. What fun inspiration I can't wait to peruse all these beautiful creations! Thanks for including my make and thanks for all the inspiration you give on your blog!!

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  20. Wow- some amazing looks! Love the roundup-Thanks for the inspiration Oona! I had such fun sewing along :) Going to go check out these makes now!

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  21. This post is the sewing equivalent of that Pharell Williams song. Now I have an eyeful and an earworm! Sewing makes you Happy! This is proof.

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    1. HAHA! yes, continuous loop of pharell & prints. love it.

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  22. Fun to see everyone's creations together. You certainly have inspired more than a few people, Oona! Thanks for the post!

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  23. These are all so great! I'm always happy to find more sewing bloggers especially those who are not afraid of color. (And now I'm sort of annoyed with myself that I chickened out and didn't submit a photo of my latest dress.)

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  24. My eyeballz exploded with kaleidoscopes of joy.

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  25. Everyone deserves a cocktail, its on the house tonight ladies!

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  26. Wow! Everyone looks so amazing! What a well done challenge! I don't envy you trying to choose a winner - everyone deserves a prize!

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  27. I can understand why your brain is on overload. So much goodness. All of the outfits were great representation of your style.

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  28. So bummed that my machine was being repaired and I couldn't join in on all this fun. But so pumped to see all these beautiful makes!

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  29. So wonderful to see these all together like this! My goodness, the Oona inspiration is immeasurable! :)

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  31. These are fantastic! So. Many. Awesome. Makes! And so much awesome FABRIC! Where does everyone even find all that crazy colourful fabric!?

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  32. Wow! What an amazing collection of colourful, gorgeous, talented ladies!

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  33. Oh this is fun to see. They came out great.

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  34. Woo hoo! Lots of amazing work shown off here - you all should be very proud of yourselves!! :)

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  35. Whew, what a post! Such a happy, bright bunch of images. And I love the way you categorized everything. But, MAN, you worked hard on this post! You deserve a drink ;)

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    1. girl, with all that linking, i had to detox with a cocktail!!

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  36. Ummm, this is waaaaaay too late, but I thought you should know that here Oonapalooza never ends...
    http://fitnottofit.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/here-oonapalooza-never-ends/

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  37. New to your blog and LOOVE it. Sew much inspiration here. I'm always excited to find other sewing sisters in the blogosphere. Fabulous!

    Natasha B|fashionablyfab.com

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  38. You bring out the best (most colorful, multi patterned, brightness) in people!!

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  39. I kinda feel 'cheated' for having missed the chance to sew for ya Oona. But as usual, it was fun seeing all the creative work here. What a joy!

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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!