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dream of the blue turtle belt & dress

Added Nov 25, 2009

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






another roxietoxl takeover. this one is navy blue leather with turquoise snakeskin & tortoise shell patches in greens, golds & blues. pewter closure. i kind of want this one for myself, but how to marry it with oonaballoona’s style….

the dress is a variation on a wonderful tutorial here by lauriana, listed in related techniques (please god, someone teach me how to insert links here, the how-to on this page doesn’t work, or maybe it doesn’t work with safari?) ?

blogged about here: http://oonaballoona.blogspot.com

Material Notes

upcycled surplus leather, metal, two tons of thread, several broken needles, and sting’s record “dream of the blue turtles”




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Punk
Leather/Fur, Knits/Jersey


lauriana's jersey pleat dress

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    Nov 30, 2009, 09.30 AMby lybu

    FAB dress, looks really cool with the belt. Great work

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    Nov 27, 2009, 02.31 PMby carottesauvage

    Hey no one can stop you now! you’ll soon put Layla to shame with your leather creations ;) just joking… X

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.55 AMby hajnika

    Very cool dress and the belt too!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.10 AMby imvisible

    This is so very nice, love the dress with the unusual turtle neck and the colour very beautiful! Well done with the belt.

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      Nov 28, 2009, 04.10 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thanks girl! lauriana’s tutorial for the dress is really fun— i changed the line of the dress and tapered the neck to just barely squeeze over my head, so it would stand up at the neck. i didn’t even realize i paired a turtleneck dress with a belt named after a turtle till after i took the pics :)

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    Nov 26, 2009, 10.19 AMby dare

    Oh I love your colour combinations, this one and the “one hand in by belt pocket” one. You’re making my eyes pop!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 02.33 AMby gedwoods

    This is fabulous, the colors are gorgeous and the style is very classy! The photo is also very cool!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 01.55 AMby nenasew

    Always, your work is beautiful. Your color combo is great. I love the belt the best. Great job.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 10.43 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    thanks jodika.., i tried it and it just gives me exactly what i typed in… there used to be an easier way on the old site but i can’t remember it. i left it up, maybe you can see the err of my ways?

    happy to be back emilykate! this time it’s gonna stick, dammit.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 10.37 PMby Jodi Wade

    I like the colours.

    Do links like this just without the space between the second " and the : “here by lauriana” :http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/jersey-dress-with-pleats

    It’s not the easiest way ever of doing links…. :)

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    Nov 25, 2009, 10.04 PMby emilykate

    Looking good girl! The colours are great and I’m v impressed you;re working with leather! Off to check out the blog (yay! oona’s bloggin’ again :o)

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