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the new york dress

Added May 17, 2013

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






whoah, been a minute since i’ve been here!

this dress nearly made me cry, AND THERE IS NO CRYING IN SEWING. i just kept making the wrong move— for example, near the finish line, i eked out the sleeves, only to find my bottom piece was shaved off at the sleeve cap. like, a good INCH of shave. so i cut both the damn shoulders off and forged ahead!

the earrings are coconut shell embellishments from mood, just stuck them on wire. new yorkers: this thakoon cotton print reminds me of a metrocard, dontcha think?

more pics & gory details on my blog, oonaballoona

Material Notes

soft, drapey cotton. harder to work with than i imagined! it has the slippery quality of a silk.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Ethnic


fabric, from mood
earring shells, from mood

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    Jun 27, 2013, 10.40 AMby nkaiy

    it was worth it at the end. Lovely, great fit

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    May 24, 2013, 09.04 AMby loulourosa

    Looks stunning! great fit!

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    May 24, 2013, 09.02 AMby loulourosa

    Looks stunning! great fit!

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    May 20, 2013, 03.21 AMby neveenkarnes

    nice dress, beautiful farbic !!

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    May 19, 2013, 10.29 PMby annie-s-1

    I love your dress. The fabric is amazing

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    May 19, 2013, 06.45 AMby becprentis

    Rocking it! :)

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    May 19, 2013, 05.04 AMby caramia-made

    I LOVE that fabric!!! Woooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

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    May 18, 2013, 02.39 PMby jadealamode

    Worth all the hard work! Lovely

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    May 18, 2013, 10.08 AMby marmota-b

    Well, it definitely does not show in the finished result!

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    May 18, 2013, 06.15 AMby martinK

    something is allways going wrong in my projects, too. It’s a beautyful dress and the print is amazing! a real New York dress :-)

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    May 17, 2013, 07.32 PMby nellyvdb

    Bright and stunning, Oona style. I love it. There IS crying in sewing.

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    May 17, 2013, 06.25 PMby Yellowcat

    beautiful! i love it!

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    May 17, 2013, 03.31 PMby Pamela Kinnett

    I love the fit and all that bright and happy color! Well worth the tears…bravo!

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    May 17, 2013, 03.03 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous fabric. i love this on you, you look amazing and the photos are gorgeous x

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    May 17, 2013, 02.25 PMby Marina von Koenig

    absolutely love the dress and the styling is perfect – you are a print genius, always said that :)

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    May 17, 2013, 02.16 PMby cris orange

    Amazing fabric! First crying, then laughing, that’s alwasy the same in sewing :)

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    May 17, 2013, 01.23 PMby kisses

    Love the fabric and the dress is lovely

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    May 17, 2013, 01.21 PMby orchiddream

    Of COURSE there’s crying in sewing!! Love the dress!

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