9.28.2014

because i'm SLAPPY

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week
I am Super. Loopy. Right. Now.

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

 Could be because I marathon sewed this MAJORLY FUN Eve jacket by Schnittchen All. Day. LONG.

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

Actually, I enjoyed every drop of it, right down to weirdo improv binding every seam and deciding to quilt the contrasting sleeves...

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

(no for real, weirdo binding, topstitched 4 rows times on each side of each seam)

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

My own damn fault, waiting till the last minute. Or maybe it's just that reverse pyschology works best on me. Want me to sew for someone else? Ask me to take part in Selfish Sewing Week, thrown by the lovely Rachael of Imagine Gnats. Watch, as I laugh derisively at the need for a Selfish Sewing Week. I AM ALWAYS SELFISH SEWING! IT IS HOW I ROLL! Then, delight! As I use every spare minute leading up to the deadline to sew for an- (extremely special! so hugely loved! probably my muse!) -other. WHAT IS THIS UNSELFISHNESS.

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

In fact, sewing all week for The A-Muse (she's a laugh riot, did I mention?) made me so happy, I didn't even stress out over racing to beat the selfish clock today. In fact, I was so self assured about it, I announced I'd be throwing down a coat in a day over instagram. HAD TO. Selfish Sewing Week ends tonight, you see...

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

FOR ERRRRRRYBODY ELSE THAT IS

oonaballoona | schnittchen eve jacket | selfish sewing week

Like I said. Punchy. And yes, I took these pictures in Le Bain. Best light available after the marathon, that Ruggy knows how to DIY reno, yo.

Big sloppy thanks to Rachael, Kollabora, and Schnittchen for making me break my very own rules! YOU SLY DEVILS! Okay. My contractor's a-calling. Gotta go watch West Wing and not understand about 80% of it. More about sewing and such demain, when I recover my English, which is dodgy at the best of times. Happy Selfish Sunday Y'all!

this jacket was made using a pattern given to me in exchange for participating in Selfish Sewing Week. and a GREAT pattern it is!

87 comments:

  1. That first photo of you is so fantastic. Fun jacket!

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  2. Hahaha you adorable creature! I wants that fabric. I WANTS.

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  3. Yes yes yes. So awesome. What IS that you bound those seams with?? Snakeskin print pleather?? You minx.

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    1. isn't it crazy?! that stuff is some sort of bonded wool shiny printed goodness, doesn't fray, found at mood. it was a too-tight skirt that i've hacked up :)

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  4. In awe... I am going to dream this coat. Seriously though I am freaking out over it. Agog all over the place...

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  5. Oona you are the epitome (not episiotomy) of fabulous. I really love the colors in that fabric. Looks amazing girl!

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    1. i just googled that. HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  6. See if you hadn't shared that fact about Le Bain no ones would have known. It is the perfect backdrop to that fabulous jacket. So glad you finally found a way to use that fabric and the quilted sleeves are just perfect! Perfecto!

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  7. I L.O.V.E. everything in this post. First the great photos, great fabric, great jacket, great YOU. I swoon for this jacket. If it would only look so good on an old lady.

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    1. What she said! Minus the old lady part! LOL!!

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    2. never the old lady part! i just peeped your blog. you would rock this.

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  8. Your selfish sewing is so BRILLIANT that it's unselfish!! We all get to smile! It a pretty awesomesauce jacket!!

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  9. Oh my god, I love this and I love you.

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  10. I love this! That fabric is amazing! So colourful, and it looks so soft and cozy with the hood.

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  11. THIS IS PERFECT. Also, no sewing you do could ever be classified as selfish; you're so good at sharing with all of us right away! And we get these awesome entertaining photos! We are so very lucky.

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    1. i like thinking of it that way!! i am SO GENEROUS YO.

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  12. This is SO MUCH FUN. Marathon sewing is great. I churned out a bridesmaid dress in a day yesterday. Still have to hem it, but given me that confidence to get things done

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    1. YIKES. that's stress sewing! hope you got it done!

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  13. Wow! That's a gorgeous jacket!

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  14. It's a great jacket you made! The pattern teases out a lot of creativity, I made it too but in a different way.
    Greetings from Germany
    Ilse (kiebitzkeller.blogspot.de)

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  15. Love it! Fabric is lush! Very funky!!

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  16. Fabulous, funky, fun.... Run out of words. I love this jacket. Totally amazed that you ran it up in a day. Looks amazing.

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    1. i was weirdly calm during it. i think someone spiked the day.

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  17. That hood! That fabric!! Perfection.

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  18. dear oona! I love your eve jacket. thanks for sewing all night long...) it definetely was worth it and you decision to quilt the contrasting sleeves is awesome! best silke from schnittchen.com

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  19. Fabulous jacket, the fabric is very beautiful, the contrasts are great, to be brief: I LOVE IT :-)

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  20. oh i remember that fabric! and you have found the perfect pattern for it! gorgeous jacket and gorgeous girl! love your weirdo binding, might just steal that method from you.. and i love the quilted sleeves, might just steal that idea too.. yeah, i'll steal all your ideas, that's on my to do list for today

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    1. there is no stealing when you share a brain :)

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  21. Yay for some crazy marathon sewing! Awesome jacket!

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  22. Selfish sewing all day, all the time.

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  23. Wheeeeeeeee! What a fitting tribute for the glory that is your fro. Frame that magic in technicolour! YES! This is such a fun coat and I'm gagging over the guts. AND WAIT.... Does this mean the bathroom is going to be FINISHED!?

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    1. sssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhh! don't jinx it!!!

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  24. you're awesome. I love love love love this!!!!!!!

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  25. love the jacket, but I wanna say
    Your hair is sooooo cool.

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  26. Wheee!! You did it!! And it is so freaking fantastic!! That hood/collar/dramatic swirl of fabric around your face parts is everything I ever wanted in a jacket! And I love all the textural goodness going on with this! Yummy!

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  27. I must ask, what type of cocktail does one drink when sewing such crazy fabulousness? I only ask because I believe I need to try that drink in hopes it will bring out some of my own funky creativeness!

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    1. lesseeeee.... i believe i was still working off of the previous night's drinks, which were perfect manhattans for the perfect birthday girl's celebration :)

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  28. OHHHHHH what amazing fabric - and them quilted sleeves mmmmmmmmmm

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  29. This fabric is so fun! I really like how the quilted sleeves break it up!

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  30. The jacket is awesome but how the heck can you leave off sewing that gorgeous shower curtain into something fun!?! A great raincoat?

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    1. isn't it AWESOME?! that's a good point, i ought to make an ikea run...

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  31. OMG, I am in love with that jacket. It looks so warm - it would also be a damn fine coat (just sayin!)

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    1. if only i had enough! that's the last of it :(

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  32. I love your blog because you only sew for yourself and it inspires me to do the same!! So thanks for the inspiration and all the sewing risks you take- they help me get moving!

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  33. That first picture is EVERYTHING! Was the perfect one to open the post with. As always, you're too damn cute.

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  34. Fun fun! But marathon sewing this - that's just craaaayyyyzeeee!

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  35. Really cool! You give me such inspiration to have some fun with my Malu jacket, also by Schnittchen. For some reason, my computer took forever to show that first photo and I couldn't figure out what was unrolling....for a minute, I thought you were wearing a boucle bonnet!!!

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  36. Ah, so that's where you've been...taking selfies in la salle de bain...

    Your insides ALWAYS make me a little giddy girl! I've got big respect for your attention to detail! Lovely, creative, inspired!

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    1. i've been getting giddy over guts lately. HEY!! we need a button!

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  37. Glad you finally got to make a Schnittchen pattern. I love the simplicity of her designs!

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  38. It just gets better and better around here... amazing textures, girl!

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  39. My gaaawd woman! You are all kinds of marvellous! You just turned my crap day into a technicolor kaleidoscope of fabulous! Cheers!

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  40. The AMAZING Technicolor dream jacket!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! so much that I just bought the pattern. :) Where'd you find that fab fabric??

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    1. mooooooooooood. sadly, i got the last of it!

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    2. oooo update! i was there last week and they don't have this, but they DO have a metric ton of incredible wooly goodness on the top floor now. i got something very similar to this!

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  41. Oh that is awesome! You give me ideas and believe me I don't need any more ideas. Or jackets.

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  42. Really great, I love how you combined those fabrics!

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  43. What a happy blog! I was smiling the whole time, I couldn't even help it, my lips just turned up on their own accord and my teeth appeared, I even produced a chuckle!

    The boucle is so pretty and your jacket is awesome.

    You've given me a great idea for my next sewing project, thanks :-)

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    1. you are most welcome! glad you found my corner of the web :)

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  44. I just don't understand how you keep doing it, over and over and over again!!! I lose enthusiasm and ploop! there I go, down the not-sewing rabbit hole.

    You, on the other hand, churn out fabulous piece after piece after piece (I got the threes today). You are a fashion and sewing icon. You should be known everywhere! (I guess you are).

    How do you keep your interest and intensity? (Sewiously. How???)

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    1. hahahahahaaa! actually, today's post is a little bit about that very thing...

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  45. Errrmagerrrd! This is soooo beautiful! I love the weird binding, gives the jacket a little extra pop. And oh my, the quilted sleeves are a dream!

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  46. I love this!!! The colors are fantastic and the ridiculous, over-the-top hood is super fun. Now stop making me want MORE coats!

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  47. Such an inspiring piece! It looks in the photos that you shortened the jacket? Can you recall any difficulties / workarounds for that? thank you!

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    1. thanks! yes, i shortened quite a bit since i didn't have much of the technicolor wool. the pattern went together beautifully, the only issue was doing a bit of translating (instructions are in english, but some pattern pieces are labeled otherwise) via google. and that was actually fun!

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