8.29.2018

Vogue 9253 & Clothes Making Mavens!

Vogue 9253 & Clothes Making Mavens! | oonaballoona | a sewing blog by Marcy Harriell

I'm under the wire for another top-secret misson, so it's a very quick one for my last post on series 1 of Re:Fashion on bluprint! 

Vogue 9253 & Clothes Making Mavens! | oonaballoona | a sewing blog by Marcy Harriell

Episode 5, The Festival Robe, dealt with refashioning a garment you've sewn from scratch. I know that many of us are loathe to remake something we've already made, but I myself am far more loathe to make something, dislike it, and decide the time spent on it was too precious to hack into it again! I wanna wear the shizz I make, man! One could say I also say I am far too stubborn to fail. One would be right. Vogue 9253 saved the day, no surprise, the pattern is glorious, and if you haven't tried it out, lemme say it again, DO. This is the second time I've sewn this in a sheer, but the first time I've done it on camera. Oooh, sounds kinky.

Vogue 9253 & Clothes Making Mavens! | oonaballoona | a sewing blog by Marcy Harriell

I am about out of time for typing, but oh, my friends, you are in SO MUCH LUCK if you're feeling cheated out of my usual nonsensical jabberings, as I can currently be found yammering with Helena and Lori on their Clothes Making Mavens podcast! The aforementioned Top Secret Mission began right before the podcast launched, so I haven't had time to holler about it yet. 

Laughter and NY Noise aplenty in our conversation--I've followed both their blogs for years, so it was like talking to old friends you've never met. I apologize in advance for the deafening, uncontrollable cackling that came out of my maw when Lori said I was a fashion icon.

Vogue 9253 & Clothes Making Mavens! | oonaballoona | a sewing blog by Marcy Harriell

Over and out, and back to the mosh pit! If you'd like to see the truly horrible "before," and complete visual steps of how I turn V9253 into a sheer open robe (and yes, almost wreck it again), check out Episode 5 of Re:Fashion, The Festival Robe! If you aren't a bluprint member, you can view the first episode for free here, and try the whole site out for free for a 7 day trial period here. OKAYBYEIHOPEYOUGUYSARESEWING!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. You sing too? Is there anything Oona can't do?

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  2. My favourite quote from the podcast was "Sewing makes me like people!" OMG, I'm totally there too. Sewing keeps me convinced that the world is full of lovely nice people, even when the news disputes that!

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    1. Best explanation ever. EVER. I am hopeful only because of sewing and the sewing community because...people...

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    2. Yep yep. I was telling Rob the other night, everyone is too (rightfully so ) mad at life to behave with any sense (unfortunately so). But we keep it going here. Everyone needs to join us, start doing something with their hands, and close their yappers for a minute.

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  3. That is just a glorious garment! Love the print.

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    1. Thank you! I was scared I was off my rocker on the print choice, but several teenage gals stopped me mid-aisle to exclaim over the bolt. I figured if you can get a teenager to exclaim it must be right 😂

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  4. You look like an exotic bird ready to fly away...love it!

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  5. Ms. Oona, I re-make garments I've made before for EXACTLY the same reasons you do! I put all that work into it and I want it to be something I will like and wear, and I'm stubborn. I just whacked off the bodice of a dress and turned the skirt part into a swingy top. Now I'll wear it some more and be much happier. It's worth the effort.

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    1. It's so great to recreate for a win!! Stubborn sewists unite!

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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!