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hattie the dress

Added May 2, 2011

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






this week at sew weekly, mena got us all gussied up for the royal wedding.

my attempts to keep my hat on were almost successful… more on that, and more pictures, at oonaballoona: hat’s off

i used simplicity 2473, a project runway patterns. i like these patterns, it’s very easy to mix & match the pieces you want.

Material Notes

i used self covered fabric buttons which were SO much fun to make. unfortunately, getting them in a straight line with my self made loops was unsuccessful. oh well, at least they’re not in the front!

i did away with the bodice zip, totally inspired by pampula’s nude pearl dress buttoned back.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic
Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Taffeta


pampula's gorgeousness
simplicity 2473
oonaballoona: hat's off

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    May 3, 2011, 01.35 PMby kelepso

    Love the mix of color, texture and material. The lace looks like a leopard print from a far.

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      May 6, 2011, 09.23 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      it does! maybe i can use a leopard slip under it… not that i’ve ever seen one around…

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    May 3, 2011, 01.30 PMby max

    Very becoming! I love the look.

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    May 2, 2011, 08.17 PMby variantvi

    Omg! This dress is soooooo cute. I love the lace and pattern that you chose!

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    May 2, 2011, 06.10 PMby nettevivante

    I just love this dress and think you shouldn’t wait for the next wedding to wear it! You should ask Ruggy to take you out!!! :)

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      May 2, 2011, 08.27 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      yes, but where do we go? high tea at the waldorf? a lecture on famous women in literature? the possibilities are… well, non-existent….

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      May 3, 2011, 08.48 PMby nettevivante

      …oh…you are bashing my image of New York as one of THE cities of fashion! :(

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    May 2, 2011, 05.31 PMby Testosterone

    Stripes, lace, and fabric covered buttons!

    What an oustanding example of bringing elements together and orchestrating them into something stunning.

    You did it again!!!

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      May 2, 2011, 08.27 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thank you! the mixing & matching is my favorite part of this dress. i’m probably going to keep it in my closet just to pat myself on the back about it.

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