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Added May 23, 2011

by oonaballoona

New York, New Yo...






this makes 60 projects in my burdastyle studio, i cannot believe it!!!

also in my unbelievable column, i made this dress in two. hours. TWO HOURS! i was so puffed up about it, i cut another one out the next day— forgetting that cotton voile and silk do not behave the same as stretch jersey.


a diagram about how i hacked the azalea pattern, plus more pics & more story at oonaballoona: girl power

Material Notes

stretch jersey, lace & braided trim. i raided my stash and just kept throwing things together on the table till i liked the mix.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Sep 24, 2011, 05.27 PMby madyb

    It looks amazing!I love the sheer neck!

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      Sep 27, 2011, 02.18 PMby oonaballoona

      more lace, bien sur :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 07.25 PMby gtangel

    This is pretty

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    Jun 27, 2011, 04.02 PMby ToyaSew

    Gorgeous…really beautiful dress!!! loving the lace and teh colors!!!

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    May 25, 2011, 04.35 PMby rachelnyc

    Wow! Congrats on 60 projects. You could dress yourself everyday for 2 months!

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      May 25, 2011, 09.06 PMby oonaballoona

      HA! i wish! i went thru my studio and realized there are a lot of belts in there… so i’m way motivated to reach 100 :)

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    May 25, 2011, 01.55 AMby Rika Daniel

    wow! 60 projects! congratulation oona! ":)

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      May 25, 2011, 12.57 PMby oonaballoona

      and i have more in my closet!!!!! eeek!

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    May 24, 2011, 07.46 PMby KristinaViolette

    It is beautiful and unbievable that it came together in 2 hours! In the pictures it is difficult to tell if that braided trim has purple in it. Does it?

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      May 24, 2011, 08.05 PMby oonaballoona

      you know, i think it has every color EXCEPT purple! there are bigger pics on my blog, and if you click on them you can zoom in.

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    May 24, 2011, 03.30 PMby mokosha

    well, happy 60th! and a toast to it! lets make it 600 ok?

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    May 24, 2011, 01.43 PMby xanray

    LOVE this! the lace is so gorgeous!

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    May 24, 2011, 10.57 AMby nikkishell

    Verrrrrry nice! Happy 60!

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      May 25, 2011, 12.56 PMby oonaballoona

      and happy birthday month to you :)

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    May 24, 2011, 10.44 AMby tricksy

    This is amazing! Your colour combinations are fantastic – I would never dream of putting those together but they look absolutely awesome.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.56 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks tricksy! i had originally envisioned orange piping instead of rainbow braid… luckily i couldn’t get the piping right :)

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    May 24, 2011, 02.09 AMby mlssfshn

    It’s the little details that make a dress! Very nice! 60 posted projects way to go!

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      May 25, 2011, 12.55 PMby oonaballoona

      this was the first time i really used trim as a major detail— went crazy in the garment district shortly thereafter, now i want to add detail to EVERYTHING. this could get scary.

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    May 24, 2011, 01.33 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Love it! Beautiful colors.

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    May 24, 2011, 01.25 AMby sallybear85

    I had to add this as a favourite! I need to be reminded of the colour choice. It’s great! :)

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      May 25, 2011, 12.50 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks! the last time i wore this combo was in high school. i forgot how happy it made me.

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    May 24, 2011, 12.33 AMby secondbedroom

    I love this unconventional color combo. Beautiful.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.54 PMby oonaballoona

      as i sewed, i thought it’d be a train wreck or my favorite dress. i’m eyeing it lovingly right now so i guess it’s door number two.

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    May 23, 2011, 10.35 PMby ajoha

    This is amazing! i love this choice of colors and fabric! nice work :)

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      May 25, 2011, 12.53 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you ajoha :)))

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    May 23, 2011, 10.23 PMby violetsky

    I always adore your use of colour and texture.

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    May 23, 2011, 09.50 PMby nidhi

    you beat the original dress here! this is so much more appealing!The trim and the lace are beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS on your 60th project!

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      May 25, 2011, 12.50 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks nidhi! i love the pattern but the bottom always had too much fabric for me.

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    May 23, 2011, 09.47 PMby Gurtlamorous

    amazing i live the sheer neck detail x

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      May 25, 2011, 12.52 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you! love your headwear :)

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    May 23, 2011, 08.24 PMby wzrdreams

    You are so freakin awesome. Also, I love the blog post diagram.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.51 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you my weezer loving friend! maybe i should add the diagram pic?

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      May 25, 2011, 02.06 PMby wzrdreams

      … or people could check out your RAD blog for details.

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    May 23, 2011, 07.42 PMby gentlegemdesignes

    Congrats on the two hours! I love it I when I can finish something in less then a day.(it doesn’t happen often) Its looks great on you.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.52 PMby oonaballoona

      yes, even if i finish something in a day, i usually add more steps just for kicks :)

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