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i ain't sayin she a gold digger

Added Dec 10, 2011

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






i don’t like to gloat.

yes i do.


it’s made of home dec fabric found at a southern joann’s. i used the reverse side. a customer saw me bring it to the cutting table and fell in love with it. she’d only sewn for children at that point (EGADS) and curiously wondered what she’d do with it. “you’d make a skirt”, i said, “and it would be glorious and your husband would take you out on the town the minute you put it on.”

i think she bought a couple yards. i really hope she did.

more story and different pictures on my blog, oonaballoona

  • the pattern is simplicity 2444, i highly recommend it!

Material Notes

this stuff is itchy, and i do not care!




Winter, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Apr 16, 2012, 08.45 PMby dress-elf

    ok what pattern is this based on? i’d love to give it a go…

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      Apr 18, 2012, 03.19 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      simplicity 2444, of the project runway line… i’ll add that to the notes now, can’t believe i forgot! it’s a great line, terrificly drafted and you have so many options within the pattern itself.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 05.17 PMby tigger0580

    I like the color and the cut – I think it has a vintage flair. You did a nice job…

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    Dec 13, 2011, 04.09 PMby easbrooke

    I love the colors and print! Dresses with pockets are the best. :)

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    Dec 13, 2011, 12.54 AMby nouvellegamine

    i can’t believe this is decor fabric. it drapes so well. gorgeous dress!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 03.24 PMby Ruth Meiland

    nice dress!! great job!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 02.39 PMby wildflower31

    Any fabric someone else woud just walk by you can turn in to something everybody wants!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 01.14 PMby BeYou TiFul

    FABULOUS GIRL!!! I totally like your style, but you already knew that!!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.18 AMby monikapullerits

    My kind of girl ;) You have this courage to wear bold colours and yellow dress with yellow stockings- ultimate showoff! I like sleeves, so cute and fluffy!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 05.43 AMby diyraven

    You are just fabulousness runneth over!!


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    Dec 11, 2011, 09.05 PMby adriprints

    Love that print!! Love the dress! Nice job! :D

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    Dec 11, 2011, 06.21 PMby janene

    Dead cute. Love the little sleeves. In fact I leeuuuurve everything about it! :-)

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      Dec 11, 2011, 11.18 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      oh janene, and here i am thinking about lopping those sleeves off….

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      Dec 13, 2011, 08.35 AMby janene

      Noooo not the sleeves!!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.19 PMby claudinka

    Beautiful dress. Beautiful colours in your outfit – so sunny and fresh ;-)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 10.44 AMby laikadoll

    Lovely, my lovely!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 05.17 AMby pambox

    I love that pattern – I’ve used it myself once, plan to use it more, it really is just great, vintage feel but not too fussy. And the diagonal bust darts and pleats! So much more fun than normal ones.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 10.25 PMby spulford

    You need to distill this dress and bottle it. Sign me up for a twelve-pack, please.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 09.07 PMby schnui

    Gorgeous dress and looks great on you.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 08.44 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Great job!! I’m a fan.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.33 PMby patti-r

    It looks lovely on you, great job again!!! Love looking at all your creations and your heart warming smile!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.30 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    you restless tallented soul! did it again!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.22 PMby LadyDanburry

    I love it! It would be great for a new year’s party.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 05.19 PMby fashionfreek

    Wow. Looks really lovely and it suits you too.:-)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 04.50 PMby asperge11

    cute dress ! i love that it has pockets.

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