birthday date dress

Added Aug 3, 2011

by oonaballoona

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Description

why, oh why, did it take me so long to jump on the coffee date bandwagon? what a great pattern!

i omitted the ruffle and made it with stretch poly, so no closures… and then played dress up. you can play dress up to if you like to come on over to oonaballoona for my birthday party

Material Notes

flammable. very.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Related Techniques

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Vintage
Material
Polyester

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    Nov 19, 2011, 02.58 PMby dabura

    what a lovely dress!

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    Aug 27, 2011, 05.08 PMby chula123

    you have convinced me to finally jump on that coffee date bandwagon as well ! Must try this in a stretchy material ! I won’t be able to use stripes like you do, so I’ll probably stick to something safe for the first attempt! Thanks for the inspiration !

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      Aug 29, 2011, 01.42 PMby oonaballoona

      i hope you’re sewing yours right now!

      and funny thing— when i picked this material, i thought i WAS going safe. now i see it’s one of the loudest things in my closet!

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    Aug 10, 2011, 08.43 AMby loulourosa

    Nice version of this dress! It looks so good on you!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 12.45 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you! i’m itching for some more stretch jersey to try another…

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    Aug 9, 2011, 05.43 PMby carottesauvage

    Good to see you jumping in the coffee date band wagon…. tchu tchu…Sorry for the delay but Happy birthday!!!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 03.57 PMby MissMarlo

    I love your photos! Great energy coming through! The dress is great and you have awesome style!

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      Aug 8, 2011, 01.03 PMby oonaballoona

      thankya miss! i like to have fun with the camera :)

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    Aug 4, 2011, 02.23 PMby corduroycoat

    I think I might love you! Love your version of the dress, I’m totally putting a knit version on my to-do list. Your belt collection is completely enviable, AND you have the nightstand I have been drooling over for months. Have a great birthday!

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      Aug 5, 2011, 03.09 AMby oonaballoona

      i loves to be loved! yeah, i got that nightstand from urban outfitters, in a fit of WE HAVE TO GET FURNITURE. i love it, but the price tag haunts me daily. belts, however, are all 5 and under from discount stores, so i guess it all evens out…
      thanks for the bday wishes!!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 11.43 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Lovely! Great job matching pattern, too. I am inspired to make this dress without the ruffle too, now. Thanks for your photos. Happy Birthday, you look great!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.51 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks deborah! surprisingly i’m not a ruffle kind of girl, i don’t know why i never thought to try it without:)
      it’s a great pattern, you should try it!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 11.37 AMby Dee Durrant

    Lovely dress – I like how you’ve positions the pattern pieces to create wonderful stripes! And Happy Birthday!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.51 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks dee! i cut the bodice out 4x to get that right :)

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    Aug 4, 2011, 10.19 AMby urbandon

    Very sassy! Happy Birthday groover!!!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.52 PMby oonaballoona

      groove is in the heart, baby. thanks don!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 10.06 AMby u120418

    You look great Oona! I love the stripes and the way that you have used them, great job!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 09.05 AMby tasallison

    great use of fabric!!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.53 PMby oonaballoona

      teehee, would that you could feel this fabric. you know that sort of poly blend that snags on any little thing, say, an index finger that’s a bit rough from sewing? this is that stuff.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 08.54 AMby ichigogirl

    I LOVE your version, clever girl. The stripes on the bias are STYLISH and I feel an instant urge to copy you but I have to refurbish my kitchen, fiddle with the computer (install photoshop) finish a few projects and photograph even more first. Happy birthday, have a great, festive week!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.54 PMby oonaballoona

      yo girl! thank you! i’ve got a punch list for monday that could kill a horse, i know what you mean….

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    Aug 4, 2011, 01.52 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Lurve it! Making it in knit was a great idea. Happy birthday weeeeeeek. So I know everyone says it but I really do love the fabric/scarf hanging on the wall behind you. So cool.

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.55 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks! yeah, ain’t that wall cool? that’s ikea fabric! they still have it on their website.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 12.48 AMby kristensaurus

    So nice! I love the stripes, and the color, very flattering. And that wall is fabulous! Happy Birthday!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.55 PMby oonaballoona

      i’m glad you like the dress, but even happier peeps like the wall! all hail IKEA.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 10.16 PMby secondbedroom

    So sassy! Happy birthday.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 10.13 PMby secondbedroom

    So sassy! Happy birthday.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 09.42 PMby debilovessewing

    FABULOUS dress! Cant’ wait for your birthday party!!!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.56 PMby oonaballoona

      i am SO EAGER to see what you bring……

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    Aug 3, 2011, 09.39 PMby vasgarcia

    So cute!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 09.06 PMby lelie

    This looks so great!!! And the pictures are lovely! I love-love-love it!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.57 PMby oonaballoona

      heh, in most of these pics, there was so much color i turned out PINK. glad you like it!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 08.35 PMby trploceanmoon

    I absolutely adore this!! I love that you used a stretch fabric!! I have this pattern printed out and ready to go! I am so trying it in a knit!! great job :-)

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.58 PMby oonaballoona

      yay knits! i sliced a bit off the waistline of the bodice to make it straighter. i don’t know why i did that…. but it worked. i think elaniemay’s pattern might be indestructible.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 08.26 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Cute and happy birthday to you!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 06.28 PMby tirrs

    happy birthday! such a lovely dress! and the photo’s are so nice!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.58 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks tirrs! i had fun doing them :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 06.22 PMby L2S

    Looks like you had some fun. :D Awesome job, as always.

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.59 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you so much! i always try to have fun :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 05.42 PMby mlichtenwalner

    Freakin’ adorable. Love the chevron front.

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.59 PMby oonaballoona

      the chevron front tried to kill me, cut it 4×. :)))

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    Aug 3, 2011, 03.55 PMby anneecharri

    love your version, it’s a great pattern:)

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      Aug 4, 2011, 12.59 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you! i’m kicking myself i haven’t tried it sooner.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 03.55 PMby anneecharri

    love your version, it’s a great pattern:)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 03.23 PMby maricarmenrosal

    Love it! perfect colors, it suits you well. Happy Bday :)

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      Aug 4, 2011, 01.00 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you! i’m loving the color too, the first teal i have in my closet :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 03.19 PMby clothesmaker

    very cute and Happy birthday

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      Aug 4, 2011, 01.00 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks my friend!

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      Aug 4, 2011, 02.06 PMby clothesmaker

      So now I’ll have to make some thing to have coffee with you LOL

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      Aug 5, 2011, 03.10 AMby oonaballoona

      oh lala! make mine espresso :)

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