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moonlight becomes you

Added Oct 21, 2011

by oonaballoona

New York, New Yo...






i swear. i just don’t know how to use my camera in a low light setting yet.

i got the courage to try this vintage mccalls pattern (7827) for an oona does it! challenge that 3 other lovely ladies participated in— i knew they would all make something fabulous so i had to raise my own bar. everyone went for a teal & red palette. though i was stoked about this combo, in the end i couldn’t bring myself to add red to this dress (all i could think of was supergirl), but you can see a bit of burgundy in my FABULOUS FIVE DOLLAR SHOES.

i’m sorry. i’m okay.

more story, different pictures, and construction lightbulbs on my blog:

and see the teal ladies and their escapades here:
debimegoonamena does it!

(a story fitting for halloween, as we caused a bit of commotion in the underdressed crowd at the bar.)




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Linen, Silk

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    Oct 24, 2011, 05.37 PMby tirrs

    very nice!

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    Oct 23, 2011, 01.51 AMby Testosterone

    Another sensational creation!

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    Oct 23, 2011, 12.24 AMby Timea Schmidt

    The dress is gorgeous, but you are a total knock out in it! Love the shoes, plenty enough color contrast!

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      Oct 24, 2011, 01.59 PMby oonaballoona

      :))))! the shoes have so very many colors in them, they seem to go with everything..

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    Oct 22, 2011, 08.58 PMby chula123

    once again FABULOUS !!! Looks so simple yet very elegant and then of course there is the Back. And I envy you for your zipper Job. I have yet to manage that as emaculate as yours. The colour is fantastic on you (and good choice not adding any red) and I LOVE the shoes !!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 04.39 PMby gedwoods

    Nice job! For you camera, you just need one of these new lightfield cameras ! It will solve all your problems…

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      Oct 24, 2011, 02.07 PMby oonaballoona


      that is SO cool.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 09.47 AMby adriprints

    Whoah, that back is plunging! Love the color choice and look! Great job! ((I wouldn’t have added red either))

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      Oct 22, 2011, 12.45 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks adri! i’m pretty happy with the back :)

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    Oct 22, 2011, 01.02 AMby sewingqueen-1

    Beautiful…. again! Girl, you just don’t do ugly! I noticed you visited Canada this year – just to let you know, I have a FABULOUS bottle of tequila waiting for you when you visit THIS part of Canda!!!(just so you know, I am trying to bribe you! Is it working at all??)

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    Oct 21, 2011, 07.45 PMby monikapullerits

    Somehow the zipper caught my attention :) Love the finishing touch on that department :) Is the fabric lace or it just looks like that?

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      Oct 21, 2011, 11.43 PMby oonaballoona

      i’m pretty proud of the zipper :). yes, it’s lace underlined in linen!

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    Oct 21, 2011, 07.21 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    you really did an amazing job, and what a color!!!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 11.43 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you vanessa! i’m in love with the color too.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 07.11 PMby Kasiorist

    this is such a lovely dress. you look lovely

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    Oct 21, 2011, 06.36 PMby ferret-mom

    Fantastic work, as usual. Love the colour

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    Oct 21, 2011, 05.46 PMby GeorgieT74

    Your dress is by far the best.

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      Oct 21, 2011, 11.44 PMby oonaballoona

      of what? OF ALL THE DRESSES IN THE WORLD?! yes, please, i accept :))

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    Oct 21, 2011, 03.45 PMby zsyzu

    This is very pretty. I may have to copy this dress for a wedding I have to go to. Thanks for sharing. You always do beautiful work.

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      Oct 21, 2011, 11.44 PMby oonaballoona

      copy away! if you happen to find this vintage pattern, it’s a beaut to work with.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 03.28 PMby patti-r

    Fabulous !!

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    Oct 21, 2011, 02.48 PMby mememe-1

    I have just one word to say – STUNNING!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 11.45 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you mememe! (love your name).

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