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southern winter

Added Jan 12, 2012

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






this dress was actually inspired by a safari birthday, but i think it works as a winter maxi (especially now that winter is totally F’ed up and it’s 60 degrees every third day.)

you can read more about the process & challenge at the sew weekly

i used cynthia rowley for simplicity, 2250, and what a COOL pattern this is— lots of weird darts and pleats and great instructions on exactly how to proceed. would have gone a lot easier if i hadn’t used this eyelet/mesh lace/crochet stuff— it was a bear to mark— but i’m happy with it! i’m in the middle of shortening it, as the maxi length was for the challenge.

more pics as well over at oonaballoona




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Eyelet, Polyester

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    Feb 11, 2012, 05.24 AMby josephina

    The dress looks fantastic. Did you have to make any alterations for a strapless version, or is the elastic insert at back enough to keep it up? I’m about to make a summer version of this one myself.

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      Feb 15, 2012, 06.07 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      thanks josephina! you know, i didn’t do the elastic insert, didn’t have any on hand! but i did do a waist stay, really simple.

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    Jan 13, 2012, 05.17 PMby tirrs

    I looked forward to see a new project of you, and as always it’s very nice! well done!

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    Jan 13, 2012, 12.11 PMby Mai-der

    Great job!! As always ;-)

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    Jan 13, 2012, 03.58 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! Would definately be great for layering for winter.

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    Jan 13, 2012, 01.40 AMby Lucypie

    Love it. I could wear that in winter here, with some strategic layers! Hmmmm… may need my own.

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      Jan 13, 2012, 02.38 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      :) have you made it yet?

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      Jan 13, 2012, 06.38 PMby Lucypie

      Not yet! I cut out 17 patterns last weekend, so it’s coming……

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    Jan 13, 2012, 12.09 AMby LadyDanburry

    Oh girl. It is money!

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    Jan 12, 2012, 11.01 PMby laikadoll

    Loverly, as always! x

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    Jan 12, 2012, 10.37 PMby tigger0580

    This dress is nice. You really have a mild winter when you already has 60 degrees. I love maxi dresses. Well done Oona.

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    Jan 12, 2012, 08.50 PMby patti-r

    Looks fantastic on you!!! Love your version of the pattern!!

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    Jan 12, 2012, 08.14 PMby wagnerrs

    This is adorable! I love the idea of a winter maxi dress.

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