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Added Jun 28, 2011

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






this week’s “oona does it!” at “the sew weekly” was requested by the fabulous creator of sew weekly, mena trott.

her challenge: take my cue from a beloved episode of “the cosby show”, and turn the infamous gordon gartrelle shirt into something wearable.

i had a hell of a time with this one! it went from yoga pants to hoochie length to this… see more about the episode and the creation of this striped monster here

Material Notes

stretch jersey with some metallic thread running through (obviously, it was not loud enough on its own).




Garment Type
Bohemian, Ethnic, Punk, Rock
Knits/Jersey, Other

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    Aug 27, 2011, 05.14 PMby chula123

    Oona, you really know how to work those stripes! Amazing job. Love the hair in those photos, by the way :-))

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    Jul 14, 2011, 02.36 AMby cquinn13

    oh my gosh i have that same fabric! I used it for an infinity dress for my 3 year old…LOVE your design!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 05.26 AMby shedoz213

    This dress is AMAZING! Perfect fit and the fabric is spectacular! Great job~

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    Jun 30, 2011, 03.19 PMby elegantmusings

    So stunning!!!!! What a great job!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 02.11 PMby nikkishell

    Hot! Love it ;)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.28 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Incredibly adorable…and the assymetrical hem makes its beginner-friendly. With a little black cami for coverage underneath, it’s very cute and a great summer evening dinner outside kind of a dress.

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      Jul 14, 2011, 01.38 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      that’s exactly as i plan to wear it…. now i just have to acquire the summer evening out :))))

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    Jun 30, 2011, 09.36 AMby northwestisbest

    I love it! Very Commes des Garcons.

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      Jul 14, 2011, 01.37 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      oooh! i can’t make heads or tails of their website but i LOVE the crazy colored drawings on their main page. it’s like the inside of my stash closet!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 02.24 AMby Cindy Jacobs

    I love this!!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 02.10 AMby Jules20


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    Jun 30, 2011, 02.00 AMby ladykatza

    Nice not-really-hoochie-mama dress. And how come I never get to be on the front page? ;) (already said this, but its awesome)

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      Jul 14, 2011, 01.35 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      make those summer dresses this weekend and who knows……
      that’s right; i double dog dare you.

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      Jul 15, 2011, 01.29 AMby ladykatza

      Its ON SISTA!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 11.29 PMby jorth

    LOVE IT!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 09.33 PMby carottesauvage

    love the way you compose with stripes! It is really sculptural!

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      Jul 14, 2011, 01.34 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      carotte!!!!! coming from the mistress of sculptation, that’s a compliment indeed. (as you can see, i’ve fallen solidly off the SOCO wagon.)

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      Jul 14, 2011, 02.00 PMby carottesauvage

      Yep, and how radical! :)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 05.21 PMby threadsquare

    love love love

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    Jun 29, 2011, 02.56 PMby daughterfish

    Look at you! This looks just as fantastic here as over at Sew Weekly!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 09.49 AMby ichigogirl

    Fabulous, I love it!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 08.37 AMby tirrs

    so great, love the fabric

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    Jun 29, 2011, 03.55 AMby nidhi

    absolutely amazing!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 02.22 AMby mojo elgin

    Oona, you’re awesome! I always LOVE your projects! (and the shirt episode was hilarious! I always wondered how she could mess up a project that badly…)

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    Jun 28, 2011, 08.38 PMby heatherrique

    Stunning dress! The colors and style look wonderful on you!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 07.32 PMby Timea Schmidt

    OMG! You are amazing, you know that? Such an inspiration you are! I have to go to work now:))))

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      Jun 29, 2011, 03.43 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      yowza thanks for the compliments! i may walk around all day calling myself an Inspiration, ruggy is not gonna know what to do with me,

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    Jun 28, 2011, 06.51 PMby Kasiorist

    fabulous fabulous fabulous… I don’t know how you made the pattern work for the dress with all those stripes in different directions but it definitely works!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 03.44 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      i really don’t know either. if i hadn’t had the guts to chop it in half it would have been a very different dress :)

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    Jun 28, 2011, 06.21 PMby ghainskom

    I said it before but I’ll say it again: genius.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 06.17 PMby mokosha

    oona dear, we are project neighbors :) .. i’ve said that already but must do it one more time this dress is amazing just insanely amazing and one can tell you enjoy wearing it

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      Jun 28, 2011, 06.22 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      i know! i got so excited when i saw we were buddies… it’s almost as if we’re hanging out together. all we need now is a bottle of virtual vodka.

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      Jun 28, 2011, 06.28 PMby mokosha

      yup.. or a barrel of tequila sunrise hehe.. to match with our outfits

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