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resurrection dress

Added Apr 25, 2011

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






for the sew weekly challenge of women in tv, i was inspired by boomer from battlestar galactica.

i wanted a military feel with a twist. the battlestar uniform includes two tanks tops, one worn sort of backwards over the other, so i needed a pattern that could be layered and a look a little tough. i LOVE this laura pattern! perfect for layering. i went with stretch jersey in a color i wouldn’t normally choose, topstitched till i went blind, and omitted the pocket flaps and buttons, going with an exposed zipper instead. it felt more “cylon” that way… more about that at oonaballoona: sew weekly sunday resurrection dress

Material Notes

this was a very springy material that stretched in all directions— i wish i knew what exact type of jersey it is, because i loved handling it. it made such a satisfying sound whenever i plunked it down on my ironing board. and it is ALWAYS cool to the touch. maybe it’s made by cylons.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Military, Other

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    Jun 16, 2011, 08.53 PMby LimeSoda

    Stunning detail and topnotch sewing. You look glam and confident.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.44 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thank you, what awesome compliments! the confidence is all acting, to be honest i wasn’t so sure about this dress :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 04.27 PMby sunnilj9

    So fantastic! I adore the inspiration and the finished look! You look drop dead gorgeous in it! Fabulous project!

    xoxo, Sunni

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.05 PMby tirrs

    i’m love it

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    Apr 27, 2011, 01.57 PMby kelepso

    This is a beautiful dress, plus I LOVE jersey; perhaps the jersey you used is a wool jersey. Anyway, I love the red piping and top stitching. Great job!

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.16 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thanks kelepso! would wool jersey always feel cool? i’ve got to get more of it!

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      Apr 28, 2011, 10.28 PMby kelepso

      You know, I am not sure if it will feel cool. I’ve only handled it. I’ve never worn it. I only know that it’s a bit heavier and much softer than ordinary jersey we wear for t-shirts. The material is very lovely.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 01.21 PMby liliashp

    Nicely tailored and very cool! And the top stitching is perfect!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 11.48 AMby joost52

    Where do I apply for a date with this hot cylon?

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.20 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      well, this specific model has VERY expensive tastes. i’ll need to see your financials.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.24 PMby joost52


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    Apr 27, 2011, 05.57 AMby Denise Angela

    Gorgeous…love the lines!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 04.32 AMby irmchen

    Excellent! Great fit! Good work! Love it! The effect of these red piping stripes is just amazing! Ps: As it happens you publish your projects always at the same time like magda. :-)

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.19 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      i know, magda & i are always project buddies, it’s weird!

      i’m glad you like it— the piping is actually the inner lining of the pocket, i put it on the outside instead & the piping effect just happened :)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.45 AMby India T.

    This looks so stylish & is tailored perfectly. Your blog is awesome!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 02.24 AMby cantare

    I love the fit of this! Topstitching is one of my favorite things on a garment—I just sometimes wish it would do it on its own :P

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.15 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      ain’t that the truth. every time my topstitch was a trillionth of an inch off, i ripped it out and did it over. madness.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 08.56 PMby Testosterone

    The lines up top caught my eye.

    The fit flatters.

    You did it again!!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.17 PMby assets

    Well done the fit is perfect.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 08.54 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thanks! i made it more work than it needed to be with a wonky swayback adjustment, so i’m glad to hear it fits :)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.26 PMby xanray


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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.01 PMby magdamagda

    haha yeah, glad we’re project buddies again:)

    Love the crazy details and the fit is great! Again an exposed zip, awesome!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.30 PMby nettie

    This kicks ass! You definitely look cylon tough!!

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