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tiki tiki tavi bombshell dress

Added Aug 1, 2011

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






my “bombshell dress”, from burda style’s bustier dress pattern and gertie’s FABULOUS course over at craftsy!

it took about 3 full days of sewing to accomplish, and it’s the best made thing in my closet. i’m hoping to wear it out one day this week as it is my BIRTHDAY WEEK! (yes, i get a whole week).

i love this dress so much it hurts. it was a lot of work, but so much fun it didn’t seem like work— and so rewarding. i did many little dances of joy.

i have a full review of the course & more pics over at my blog: gertie + craftsy = HEAVEN

Material Notes

lightweight cotton for fabric, underling and lining, double sided jersey for bodice underlining
boning, twill tape, the works!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Vintage
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Nov 3, 2016, 05.54 PMby lucielaurier

    Splendid !

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    Aug 13, 2011, 10.40 AMby nikkishell

    HOT Ladeee!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 06.11 PMby silvermink

    It really looks sooo well-fitted! I love it!

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    Aug 4, 2011, 11.48 PMby sarh2379

    Ooh its gorgeous, loving the fabric. I am doing this dress too, just desperate to get it finished now but I am full of cold boo :( This class rocks. Hope you have a fabulous birthday week too.

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      Aug 5, 2011, 03.12 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      don’t rush!!!! just think how happy you’ll be when the cold is done and you have your perfect dress…
      thanks for the wishes, i am having a birthday week BLAST!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 01.36 AMby julib

    I just signed up for this class too and happened to see your post here. Wow, your dress looks great!! The fabric you picked is really fun! I can’t wait to start the class! :-)

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    Aug 2, 2011, 05.51 AMby eremish

    you did an amazing job

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    Aug 2, 2011, 01.57 AMby vasgarcia

    This is FABULOUS! I’m taking her class right now and am LOVING it so far! :)

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      Aug 2, 2011, 12.59 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      isn’t it great?! i’m contemplating another one with a different skirt. look forward to seeing yours!

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    Aug 2, 2011, 01.42 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    There you go, rockin another awesome dress! Happiest of birthday weeks, I agree that birthdays deserve a whole week. Enjoy!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 11.49 PMby kelepso

    Va Va Vroom!!!!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 07.10 PMby merryla

    Boombastic!! Don’t know why but it’s the first word that came in my mind when I saw your gorgeous work…

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      Aug 2, 2011, 01.01 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      when i first read this i thought it said booBtastic, wchich for this magical boobmaking bustier also fits :)
      thank you!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 05.00 PMby SDCunni

    Your dress is absolutely wonderful. I love the color on you and the prints. I can’t wait to get home from work to sew something. I also read your blog and loved it, I am almost encouraged to start blogging…

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      Aug 2, 2011, 01.02 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      well thank you so much SD! i hope you indeed did go home and sew, and blog, and drink a wee something :)

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    Aug 1, 2011, 03.06 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Woot woot! Lookin good Oona! what a great job you did on this dress!!!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 02.38 PMby tirrs

    lovely! the fabric is so nice! it’s looks so great on you!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 01.55 PMby mojo elgin

    Another gorgeous dress, Oona! Love being anle to do those little “happy dances”! Happy birthday week!!!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 01.34 PMby SuseSews


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    Aug 1, 2011, 01.30 PMby daughterfish

    WOW! This is beautiful and you look beautiful in it! I’m heading on over Oonaballona way to get the details…

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