8.07.2015

man shirts for everyone!

oonaballoona | a sewing blog | the refashioners | by marcy harriell

Last night I enjoyed one of the best birthday dinners in recent memory, surrounded by three of my very favorite people, and everyone at the table was wearing something I made. That means two of those garments were MAN SHIRTS. 

I KNOW!!! 

I have no evidence of this, because not a single one of us brought any kind of device to dinner. WHICH IS EXACTLY HOW WE LIKES IT. During the meal, mommaballoona mentioned a few cool spots they saw on the drive, that might be good for blog photos...  there's a green wall that says "Love" on it! Yes indeedy there is! Good eye, psychic mommaballoona! Big Daddy has a part in this story too, and you can read about it over at Makery, where I'm playing in Portia's series The Refashioners (there's also a metric ton of prizes to win ifffn you want to get in on the refashioning craze yourself).

I've been everywhere but here this birthday week, partying with #sewphotohop and The Sewing Party, but I would really like to say thank you for all of the birthday wishes, right here on the blog, where I've met so many friends. Sewists are the sweetest. Have a great weekend, see you here next week with some dresses!

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday fellow Lionesse! It's my birthday week too! Hope yours is as fantastical as you wish it to be!.... ohwaitasecond..... I need a few more EXCLAMATION POINTS before I'm done... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      happy birthday week to you too!!!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday fellow Lionesse! It's my birthday week too! Hope yours is as fantastical as you wish it to be!.... ohwaitasecond..... I need a few more EXCLAMATION POINTS before I'm done... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Oona! Happy to see you've been partying all week long!

    Love your shirt remake! At first glance, I was thinking you had an XXXXXXXL man's denim shirt, LOL.

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    1. HAHA!!! that's probably exactly what ruggy hates about that skirt!

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  4. May the party continue all weekend long! Happy Birthday lady!

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  5. happy birthday! so glad we are friends.

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  6. belated happy birthday, sis! wish you a lovely birthday weekend too!

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  7. Happiest of birthdays to you, may your creativity flow and your machine ready to sew all the year through!

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    1. i'm considering this the start of my new year, so i happily accept the sentiment!

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  8. I'm late to the party, but I wish you an incredible new year :), Happy Birthday!!!!

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    1. it's always a party round here ;)))). thank you rhonda!

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  9. Happy Birthday. Highly embellished (embroidery, trims, applique, or all) denim is really on trend right now... must be the seventies rehatch. The denim jackets are especially pricy right now.

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    1. yeah, these emdroidered jeans are causing me seriously delicious pain, i might have to hack into an RTW pair....

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  10. WOOHOOO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  11. Happy belated birthday!
    Welcome to the refashioning world. I tend to snatch up pieces in thrift shops that have nice fabric and lots of it. It's basically cheap fabric.

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    1. Oh, and because I promised you more music once and it's your birthday, here's one of the best singers of former Czechoslovakia:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-KKPkwZB4M

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    2. ooooo i'm going to have a listen tonight! still catching up from the birthday weekend, of course ;). thank you hana!

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  12. Happy birthday! (Can't believe I forgot this because it occurred to me that I should email to say HB on the 6th?!?!) Blame it on perimenopause :-)

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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!