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a bird in hand

Added Jul 13, 2011

by oonaballoona

New York, New Yo...






for the latest installment of oona does it!, i turned to another burdastyle petite pattern.

marmota and tanit-isis both offered inspiration for this challenge!

i did away with the button closure (mainly because i couldn’t make heads or tails of it), used chiffon instead of jersey, pleats instead of gathering, and after making the drawstring belt, decided my own leather one looked better. i used leather applique on the yoke… far more about that and the whole horror story right here!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Silk

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    Aug 18, 2011, 11.56 AMby Dijana Albijanić

    Love it!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 03.04 AMby amystep72

    This is gorgeous!!!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 09.55 AMby JuliaBobbin

    You are an absolute SPUNK! Another fantastic creation.

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      Aug 12, 2011, 01.11 PMby oonaballoona

      hehee what a great compliment! thankyou!

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    Jul 16, 2011, 02.23 PMby flowergirl22

    love the lace

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      Jul 16, 2011, 10.59 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks! it’s actually laser cut leather :))

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      Jul 17, 2011, 04.28 PMby kelepso

      I agree…and it’s amazing that it’s laser cut leather

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    Jul 14, 2011, 08.33 AMby natfraga


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    Jul 13, 2011, 09.45 PMby Lisa Lorscheter Steffl

    love it!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 08.14 PMby nouvellegamine

    your blog post was hilarious :D as for the dress i like the pleats better than gathering if only for the stripes. the stripes look really cool pleated like that. and i like the way the belt picks up the color of the gold chiffon.

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      Jul 14, 2011, 01.30 PMby oonaballoona

      heheh, thanks! now that you mention it i think that’s why i chose this belt with it— it just livened up the dress tho i didn’t really think about why/how. really, i wanted to wear a belt wide enough to hide the mangled birds!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 07.04 PMby natnatcherry

    This is sweet x

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