11.22.2021

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell

Who's this hussy and what have you done with the chick that's usually stomping around here in maxi-length dresses?

Got some eye candy for you today, in this short and hopefully sweet post, in this short and hopefully sweet week stateside. WE COULD USE A LITTLE SWEET. I'm not referencing myself...I'm talking about this itty bitty jumble of technicolor that came together for Thread's Runway Challenge. The digital ambassadors were tasked with choosing a designer to inspire our own handmade looks, and behind the scenes, I fought it kicking and screaming ALL THE WAY. Because in order to get my required ambassador posts ready ahead of time, I had to sew with a plan. And I. HATE. Sewing with a Plan!!!! I like to figure out things as I go, and make lemonade out of lemons when things go wrong. Sewing outside of the box is my jam. 

But sewing inside-a-box ended up being a very good thing, because I stitched up something I never would have made otherwise. And it's good to get out of a rut sometimes, even if it's a rut of technicolor floor-length wax print! 

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell

It also forced me to look at the current world of design. Although we could choose any designer from any era, I decided I might as well pile on the challenges and step outside of my Dior New Look comfort zone. Something a little more 2021. The design duo behind Romance Was Born was a treasure trove of inspiration, their output is the Willy Wonka of fashion. If you're into color, fun, and texture, check them out.

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell

Speaking of checking things out, ya want a better look at what's under that shrug? Cheeky. Here lemme take it off for ya.




That zipper needs some help. And that is currently all I have to say about that.


She is SHORT! As is this post! Although I have a lot more to say about this ensemble, we're gearing up for a very small Thanksgiving celebration--so small, in fact, that it shouldn't be so time-consuming...but also so small that we've decided to go super decadent. I gots things to prep. But if you're in need of a break, you can see all three posts over at Threads, and I believe they're not behind the paywall!
  
Inspiration post: highlights the designer inspiration and my use of a digital croquis 
Technique post: showcases underlining with unconventional materials 
Garment reveal: is exactly what it says! Only, with up-close dress form shots that are maybe not as boudoir as these ones...

A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look | oonaballoona by marcy harriell
...okay mmmaybe definitely not as boudoir as these ones.

I'll be back later with more on this baby, I actually took in-process shots of the guts, like in days of yore when I used to share the actual making of things! I miss reading about people's sewing process, so you know...be the change you want to see.

Do you find inspiration on the runway? Dish! 💗

13 comments:

  1. Those legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Your posts always brighten my day!

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  3. Fab, girl!
    Happy T Day to you & Rob ~
    Off to check out your Threads deets . . .

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    1. Happy T day to you too, del! Rob is busy making cocktails, OH BOY

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  4. It was great being able to read those posts, too!
    Everything is very pretty 🤩

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you liked them & could see them all! I love it when they share some stuff out front💗

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  5. Hi - Great dress! I've followed your sewing blog for many years because I adore your style, your passion for color, and your fun approach to sewing. (Also, being in NYC Imma gonna have to get my butt to Chic Fabrics.) As a fellow sewing enthusiast, I'm reaching out to you because I'm joining the campaign to get The Great British Sewing Bee on Hulu in the USA. I haven't got the followers to influence them, but I was wondering if you'd consider promoting the link here: https://community.hulu.com/s/idea/0873h000000560WAAQ/detail and voting. Also, maybe if anyone else who's interested in the show could copy the link and share it, I'd be much obliged. Maybe we could do for sewing what The Great British Baking Show did for bread and pastries and revive a wonderful and fulfilling craft! Sending you warm wishes on this Thanksgiving!

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  6. thanks for brightening up my day, sis! i too miss reading about peoples sewing process, thank you for fixing that up too! your decadent yt tiny thanksgiving party sounds delicious, i belive it's a blast! sending love your way!

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  7. Yes, those legs! When you were a baby toddler your Nan used to say “look at the legs on that rabbit” 😄

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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!