Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona: A sewing star of celestial proportion. One of those folks who are able to radiate warmth and energy using just thought and text and screen. The link that laid me at the feet of O from K was The Sewcialists who have declared July 2014 as Oonapalooza Time. Here’s their First Roundup. Cool hey?
What did I make that could possibly reflect even a tiny proportion of Oonaballoona’s infectious joie de vivre?
I made this jersey dress (#114) from Burda Style 02/2013. Which I’ve had a bash at before. It’s fashioned in a multicoloured mosaic print from Stone Fabrics. Boy is this fabric bright. Your husband musing ‘that’s a bit bright’ kind of bright. Tennis ball bright.
Hi-Vis jacket bright. I can just about carry it off.
Whilst I love the draped front I’m not sure that I’d do battle with this particular pattern again. There was a point during construction where I thought that the only way that that droopy drape would stay put was if I staple-gunned it to my sternum. Thankfully, after some experimental hacking, tinkering and top-stitching I was able to PUT AWAY the staple-gun. Whew!
How about you, will you dip your toe into the #Oonapalooza pool?
18 thoughts on “One link leading to another and discovering…”
I WANT THAT FABRIC!!!!! So bright, and so awesome. Your dress looks great! Thanks for joining in Oonapalooza! 😉 Did you put your pics in the flickr group so they will be in the next round-up?
Thanks! I’ve put one of the photos into the Flickr group, I’ll add more when I get a mo’ 🙂
I’ve got some of this fabric in my stash and you’ve reminded me I must make it up. Your dress is ace!
It’s lovely fabric, beautiful drape and washing very well so far. BTW, I thought your service at Stone Fabrics was excellent!
Wow, Penny that is a great dress, like the jolly pattern! I Seeing your posts makes me wish I could sew! Anyway, thank you for sharing photos of your creations and I hope you are well. Samina
Thanks for reading Samina! And I’m well, thank you for asking. I hope that you are well too. Penny
WOW! This is why sunglasses were invented! 😉
I know! It’s really, really, really bright in real life!
aha! found you! I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!! holy cow, that print!
i’m blushing over that first paragraph, and if you’re trying to reflect my mojo, well then consider me at core of the sun level, because this dress is everything.
The print is *exceedingly* bright!
I had a spark of Sewcialist Oona-spiration and a dress happened: Thank you super social sewing community!
Hahaha staple gunning to your sternum! – Don’t do it, but I can relate to that kind of frustration! This dress was definitely worth it. I love the colours and it looks very comfortable for the summer.
Thanks! It is comfy and it now stays put without the need for staples…
Loooooovely. I would totes wear that. Great job!
Gorgeous, gorgeous dress. It must be a blast to wear!!
Do you know what? It is, it’s like wearing a neon, negativity-repelling shield!
This dress is amazing on you and very prize worthy 🙂 great job.