twisted bat dress

Added May 9, 2011

by oonaballoona

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more story (and very batty pictures) at oonaballoona: she’s gone completely batty

for sew weekly’s children’s book challenge, i chose stellaluna, the story of a young fruit bat. i wanted a batwing dress with a twist, so i went for apfelbluete’s great twister dress pattern. took me 30 minutes to complete, including taping the pattern up!

but then i decided it needed some more batness, so i addd some panels and ties… and added three hours more sewing time.

more story (and very batty pictures) at oonaballoona: she’s gone completely batty

Material Notes

this 5 buck a yard stretch jesey has some serious spangle going on. it was tricky to iron it and not burn the man madeness off!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

Credits

apfelbluete
stellaluna

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    May 15, 2011, 04.27 AMby lmcsewindiva

    Awesome ;0

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      May 15, 2011, 04.04 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks! love that fuchsia gown…

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    May 14, 2011, 10.43 PMby shirosh

    Wow, very unique. Well done(:

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    May 14, 2011, 01.09 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Beautiful…Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL has some seriously sparkly jersey…I swear it’s the same stuff that American Apparel uses. One day I’ll buy some soon to make shiny leggings.

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      May 15, 2011, 04.05 PMby oonaballoona

      oh, leggings. i once tried to make a pair and thought— theres no WAY these will fit, i have to cut them smaller— they ended up being toddler sized.

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    May 14, 2011, 08.51 AMby Eleanor Thomas

    Fantastic. And not just ‘cause it can be knocked up in a heartbeat! It still takes some know-how to get such a rockin’ end product.

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      May 15, 2011, 04.06 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks eleanor! i think in my case it took more “what the hell let’s see what happens” than know-how ;)))))

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    May 13, 2011, 11.16 AMby urbandon

    Fabulous as usual. Love the dress, the details, the photos, the attitude.

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      May 13, 2011, 08.55 PMby oonaballoona

      hah! the attitude was the hardest part.

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    May 11, 2011, 07.55 AMby lbell

    Just amazing as always, thats all I can say, your an inspiration.

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      May 11, 2011, 07.22 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you so much, what a wonderful compliment :))!

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    May 11, 2011, 02.15 AMby Lucha Suarez

    This dress is fabulous! And I love stellaluna too!

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      May 11, 2011, 02.18 AMby Lucha Suarez

      By the way, how did you make this in such a short amount of time?! My mind is blown!

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      May 11, 2011, 07.23 PMby oonaballoona

      mama, apfelbluete’s pattern is so quick it’s insane. you MUST try it.

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    May 10, 2011, 07.24 AMby joost52

    When you’re doing one of these projects, do you ever stop to think about them poor souls who are not native English speakers and have a limited set of superlatives at their disposal to use in their comments? Being such a poor soul, I really am running out of ideas here on how to express my enthusiasm concerning your mind-bending work.

    I think that this one calls for: Awesome! But in it’s true awe-inspiring meaning, not the watered-down version people use when there’s no awe in sight.

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      May 10, 2011, 01.11 PMby oonaballoona

      HA! so you, as a poor non-native soul, have used:

      superlative
      disposal
      enthusiasm
      mind-bending
      awe-inspiring.

      methinks you need to re think your truly awesome grasp of the english language.

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    May 9, 2011, 08.02 PMby tessi

    OMG you are just TOO MUCH! As usual, you’ve outdone yourself…………the creative juices (fruity ones, that is) were really flowing! I always enjoyed reading Stellaluna to my son Joshua when he was little. Aside from the amusing pics, the storyline was endearing and, I thought, also appropriate for any child who is adopted.

    BTW, the “upside down” pic you have on your blog is PERFECT!

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      May 10, 2011, 01.13 PMby oonaballoona

      :))) thanks tessi! i worked forever to get that upside down shot!

      it’s a great story, and yes, especially for an adopted child— the section with the adopted bird family is so wonderful.

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    May 9, 2011, 07.17 PMby bekaem

    I have no idea when or how often or if you get wear those hundreds of things you produce – but you’ve gotta wear this all-the-time! Or send it to me if you don’t.

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      May 9, 2011, 07.25 PMby oonaballoona

      ha! a gal after my own heart!

      the other day i put everything i made together in my closet and couldn’t believe my eyes. i’ve made a promise to myself to actually start WEARING it…

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    May 9, 2011, 07.06 PMby irmchen

    1. Your dress on its own is realy, realy wonderful and I adore what you did with the pattern! 2. Don’t know the story of Stellaluna… but looking at your pictures I am sure: You ARE the bat Stellaluna! :-)

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      May 9, 2011, 07.26 PMby oonaballoona

      hey irmchen! thank you and thanks for coming by le blog! if i was a bat, i would be stellaluna. she’s always pulling crazy faces :)

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    May 9, 2011, 06.40 PMby laceumbrella

    Ace!

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    May 9, 2011, 04.24 PMby lennert

    Very sexy! You look great in it!

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      May 9, 2011, 05.57 PMby oonaballoona

      teehee… you should have seen it before i loosened the derriere-area :)

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    May 9, 2011, 03.51 PMby diyraven

    looks SO good + you always take awesome photos :)

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      May 9, 2011, 05.58 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks raven! it’s a LOT of trial & error.

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    May 9, 2011, 03.39 PMby apfelbluete

    Oh my god!!!! It’s absolutely amazing!! This is the best I’ve seen. You are so incredibly creative! I am so excited and speechless..

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      May 9, 2011, 06.00 PMby oonaballoona

      YAY apfelbluete! this was SUCH an awesome pattern to do— SO quick and so satisfying, and you have a dress that looks like a geometric equation in under an hour! so thank YOU, genius lady :))))

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      May 10, 2011, 03.54 AMby Crystal Fashionsbycj Jordan

      i love your patter thank i use it all the time and OONABALLONA…. love your version of it….. and it is very nice to see …… LOVE it and This pattern is s great. Please add more.. I use your pattern the most. :)

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