double agent dress

Added Nov 16, 2011

by oonaballoona

New York, New Yo...

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seven months after making the convertible spy top, FINALLY, i haz written the tutorial…

what pushed me over the edge? debi fry’s call to be sew grateful. it’s a fantastic idea, please go check it out! i planned on posting it the week of thanksgiving, but shkoober’s awesome winged version (and several cries from BS members) prompted me to do it earlier.

it can be worn upside down, as a halter top, turtleneck dress, hoodie, skirt (pictured last, separate top)…

my OCD brain is not so happy with the jumbled format of the “make this” section… if you’d like to see the whole tutorial on one tequila soaked page, please hop over to my blog!

THE DOUBLE AGENT DRESS TUTORIAL


Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Mod, Other, Punk, Rock
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Apr 15, 2012, 02.22 PMby purplehaze

    oona i dont think i need to tell you how fantastic and amazing you are you should already know! im a novice sewer and am definitely gonna make this dress- its genius! just got instructions from your blog which is also fantastic by the way. you make me feel so positive about sewing and creating can i move to new york and be your best friend?!;-) anyway just keep doing what you do- you do it well and thankyou for the great tutorial! last time i drank tequila it didnt end well but ill definitley be opening some baileys. Rachelxx

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      Apr 16, 2012, 12.00 AMby oonaballoona

      well thank you rachel!!! that’s just a big old handful of the nicest compliments ever :) i hope you’re making yours right now with HEALTHY doses of baileys….

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    Mar 28, 2012, 06.15 PMby xanray

    You look amazing! As usual :) I love this dress, so many options!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 02.37 AMby kelepso

    That’s so cool!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.31 PMby shelleysews

    This is awesome! A multi-tasking dress to fit our multi-tasking lives! Great instructions, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.38 PMby colorwild

    FABULOUS!!!! THANK YOU!!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.38 PMby colorwild

    FABULOUS!!!! THANK YOU!!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 04.12 PMby Lisette O

    OMG YOU’RE ON THE BURDA HOMEPAGE! Congratulations!

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.23 PMby oonaballoona

      i flipped! i thought i had mistakenly clicked my studio!

      ps: hello lisette!!! i had no idea you were here as wendybirde!

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    Dec 8, 2011, 02.51 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Oona you are always the cutest little thing! Great dress!

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.23 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks tracey! i had fun taking these.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 12.48 PMby Couture Academic

    So cool. Beautiful, talented and a killer sense of style. I hope you go far :)

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.24 PMby oonaballoona

      i do too. as long as far means lots of money and health and happiness and not, say, the north pole.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 03.42 AMby jmelsha

    Fabulous! Now I know what my daugher is getting for Christmas. Thank you!

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.24 PMby oonaballoona

      WOOHOO! i hope you upload it!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 09.50 PMby leashbean

    oona!!!! you seriously kill it everytime lady!

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.25 PMby oonaballoona

      well thank you mama! i adore your toasty avatar :)

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      Dec 11, 2011, 03.20 AMby leashbean

      if only i actually looked like this anymore. hahahaah!!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 09.07 PMby Jules20

    Lovely as always but I’m lost on the last pic. How did u get it long with sleeves :S. p.s. I want to be you when I grow up :)

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.25 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks jules! ah, i wish it could convert a la last pic as well, but that’s a separate shirt from burdastyle’s cap sleeve dress pattern. that’s just to show you how to wear it as a skirt :)

      ps: i’ll let you know when i’m grown up. it may take awhile…

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    Dec 7, 2011, 08.08 PMby patti-r

    Congratulations on being selected for project of the week, you already know I love the dress it looks so great on you!!!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 07.20 PMby carottesauvage

    o ho Double trouble!:) Fantastic, and soooOOO Sassy or saxy, which would be a perfect neologism to describe the garment, the gusto, the flair, the Betty Boopesque poses etc…

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      Dec 8, 2011, 07.27 PMby oonaballoona

      your comments always blow my mind.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.24 PMby easbrooke

    Lovely!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 02.53 PMby dabura

    WOW great dress, great look! Congrats!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 07.42 PMby tirrs

    lovely

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      Nov 18, 2011, 02.29 PMby oonaballoona

      hey tirrs, thank you!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 07.27 PMby nellyvdb

    All I can say is … T’was about time girl! been looking forward to that for ages! Thank you, I am going to try it for sure.

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      Nov 18, 2011, 02.28 PMby oonaballoona

      i like to make people wait. it’s a problem…

      lemme know if you try it!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 08.36 PMby nellyvdb

      Did I say Thank you, thank you, thank you?!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 04.31 PMby SiovhonCouture

    Fantastic top/skirt and overall look. I look forward to reading the instructions and maybe embarking upon this project.

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    Nov 17, 2011, 11.38 AMby Jelena Mitic

    This is just awesome! Fantastic idea, very effective! Can’t wait to start sewing my own! :) Thank you veeery much for sharing!!!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 02.28 PMby oonaballoona

      you are quite welcome :)

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.59 PMby myhappysewingplace

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Thanks Oona!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.58 PMby myhappysewingplace

    FABULOUS! YAY!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.58 PMby myhappysewingplace

    FABULOUS! YAY!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.57 PMby myhappysewingplace

    FABULOUS! YAY!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.54 PMby myhappysewingplace

    FABULOUS! YAY!

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      Nov 16, 2011, 09.54 PMby oonaballoona

      DEBI! YOU HAVE HAD TOO MUCH TEQUILA!!!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.22 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Oona you incredible little OCD thing you! Fabulous, love it xx

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      Nov 16, 2011, 09.54 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks miss kiwi! i did go a little crazy on it. i think that’s what kept me from doing it.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.18 PMby wildcatspow

    Can’t wait to bang one of these out! Although I’ll wanna slam some tequila for confidence before heading out in a slinky, stretchy, secret agent dress…

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      Nov 16, 2011, 09.55 PMby oonaballoona

      but of course you must. that should be part of the instructions.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.53 PMby patti-r

    Oona, Thank you for posting the PDF, so thoughtful of you, appreciate the time you spent doing this, Love the fabric choice looks Awesome!!

    Big Hugs, Patti

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      Nov 16, 2011, 09.56 PMby oonaballoona

      you’re welcome patti! i swear, it took waaaaaay longer than i thought it would.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.28 PMby Crystal Fashionsbycj Jordan

    yay THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.09 PMby olac

    Awesome! And ever so clever!

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      Nov 17, 2011, 01.01 AMby oonaballoona

      thanks olac! though, the clever proof is in the pudding. i can’t wait to see someone make it!

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