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happy camo shirt

Added Jul 30, 2008

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






my first BWOF pattern! july 08, #101B. i love this magazine. too bad i need a second mortgage to feed the addiction…

more at my blog, oonaballoona

Material Notes






my local newsstand man

upon learning my husband said it looked like happy camo, emily kate said

which i will try my best to do every time i wear it.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 11.40 AMby andreajo

    So fabulous.

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    Aug 4, 2008, 08.09 AMby emrichkh

    Really love this. You did a fabulous job! The first thing I said when I saw the thumbnail was Oooooo! and then I had to check it out. Looks really great :).

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    Aug 1, 2008, 02.30 AMby carottesauvage

    I like your surprising trick! Hidding in a flowerpatch.. have you tried it yet? Beautiful top! I love your new profile picture.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.50 PMby antigone

    Happy camo is the PERFECT way to describe it! That is some rockin’ fabric. Who wouldn’t want to blend in with a flower garden? Very, very cute top.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 10.46 AMby Lauren Fortgang

    1. I am very impressed with the whole adjustable strap situation. Fancy. Advanced.

    2. I like that I’m getting to see a bit more of your face each time.

    3. I miss Joanne’s. I know, I know I have whole avenues of fabrics. Stores dedicated solely to buttons. Trimmings as far as the eye can see. But sometimes I just want to have a clearly labeled rows of cotton, and a section for clearance, and coupons when you walk in the door, and prices and washing instructions on everything in one mega crafty store.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 07.36 AMby adgentry

    Beautiful top! I love the colors; and it looks like it really flatters your skin tone. This pattern is on my must make list, too. I subscribed to BWOF because I could not find any store that carried it locally – it’s expensive – busted my pattern budget; but the patterns are so much more stylish that it’s worth it – even if I have to copy them onto tissue.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 05.58 AMby nenasew

    Gorgeous. You look fantastic. It dresses up your jeans. No kidding about WOF. I just signed up for subscription on Amazon. Waiting for my first issue.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 05.40 AMby podge

    This was my first BWOF creation too, yours turned out far better than mine, and i love your choice of fabric. Glad you finally got the magazine.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 05.02 AMby miss-g

    Its a lovely summer top. I like that the straps are adjustable too.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.52 AMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Wowee this is stunning! LOOOVE the pleats. Very polished.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.49 AMby sandramorim

    Very beautiful! I love it all and wish I had bought the July issue! Oh well, I already have the August issue and there are some great things in there as well! I like your other creations as well! Keep it up!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 02.33 AMby anajan

    Really cute top! I’ve just read the post on this top on your blog and I wanted to comment it. Don’t be afraid of BWOF patterns. I started sewing a long time ago as a complete ignorant, and used only BWOF patterns. That didn’t stop me, and I learned a lot! Now that you have on-line support from members of this site, and so many tutorials, it should be much easier to you than it was to me. Don’t hesitate to try, I’m sure you’ll make it! Best wishes! Ana

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.53 AMby susisonne

    Great top! Very beautiful!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 12.42 AMby lybu

    Beautiful !!! Love Love Love the fabric.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 10.55 PMby fashion1

    that´s so beautiful! I love all on it, the colors, the pleats, the fit, the fabric … great job!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 09.14 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    thanks everyone! i picked this fabric out for someone else, and true to form, i used it for my greedy little self :) the pattern was actually not that difficult, but i think a lot of that had to do with knowing what to do from working through on lots of burdastyle patterns with drawings and all. i felt a little spoiled when i realized bwof only draws out one “sewing course” pattern per issue. i love the magazine (my first), but one more reason to be lucky for burdastyle:)

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    Jul 30, 2008, 06.12 PMby messie

    SUPER pretty. I love how your top turned out! I bought the same fabric for my BBW yoke top.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.49 PMby hannahlee

    I love the fabric and the fit, it looks great (I love your Cate as well…) I’ve been thinking about getting some magazines, but I haven’t tried anything yet.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.18 PMby emilykate

    I LOVE that fabric.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.17 PMby easbrooke

    Ooooooo! I love the fabric! And the ribbon! It looks great and well put together.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 02.39 PMby dianacirne

    Nice top! I saw this pattern too at the magazine! Really nice pattern, with all those pleats!! Do you felled this hard to make??

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