NY Designer Print In NY

mood fabrics oonaballoona maxi dress

Well, lemme start by saying: if you like the looks of this NY Designer Print lightweight cotton, stop reading right now and let your fingers do the walking to its online home at Mood Fabrics, because it’s almost sold out. And it’s SO. PERFECT.

Are you still here?  OH GOODY.  I mean, I do hope you grabbed some of this heaven for yourself, but I’d really love to holler at you about my dress.

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Yay for light & shadows giving me bullet bra!  Pinky swear, I did not make the girls pointy.

This is about 4 yards of summer maxi, another patternless drape job.  At 56″ wide, it provided that ever enticing opportunity to throw fabric at the form and see what happens.  Draping Sans Quaking.  After all, if something goes wrong, one can always morph that much maxi into something wearable.  Minidress, anyone?

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I am EXCEEDINGLY proud of the print matching going on here!  I’M TALKING SKYSCRAPER LEVELS OF DELICIOUS SUPERBRAT PRIDE!

My photographer didn’t quite understand the need to capture this sinful aspect, he explained to me later that he was concentrating on getting that blue swath in the shot.  An admittedly cool blue swath, but can I get a witness for the five paneled floor length skirt?  The gathered straps?  The six piece draped, fully lined bust? No really… scroll back up and look squint at that bust…

mood fabrics oonaballoona maxi dress

I’ll try to get some dressform shots up on my blog later this week, but for now this paisley gal is due for a wash, as she frolicked in the 85 degree heat all day yesterday.  Would that the blue swath were a swimming pool!

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Comments


  • Kelly
    July 1, 2014

    Goddess! I am resisting that fabric because I have been on a spree lately, but it is really beautiful!!

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      thank you kelly! i’ve felt sort of spree-ish lately too…eh, it’s summer!

  • Debbie Iles
    July 1, 2014

    You are on a winning maxi-train. I love this dress! Particularly love the superb pattern placement and of course thine matching skills!

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      thank you, O Ye Of The Coveted Closet!

  • sallie
    July 1, 2014

    Your maxi’s are giving me serious sewing envy!! I really can’t wait to see some of the bust-cuppage in better detail – although I have to admit that I’m a bit bummed out this isn’t a pattern hack that I can replicate in EXACTITUDE because I love it SO MUCH!!

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      girl, you could do this. and probably a lot quicker than i did 🙂

  • Kimberly
    July 1, 2014

    Oona – that is beautiful…just beautiful.

  • Lauren
    July 1, 2014

    Could not have dreamed up a better match for that amazing fabric. You look FABULOUS!

  • Cennetta
    July 1, 2014

    Oh my! Don’t you look pretty. Love you maxi.

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      and i love YOUR recent maxi– spied it right before bedtime and dreamed of that pattern…

  • Rachel
    July 1, 2014

    Georgous! Love that print, and is there anything better than a cool maxidress on a hot summer day?

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      there is not. well, a picnic blanket, potato salad, fried chicken, big chunks of watermelon and a tall g & t. sigh.

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    July 2, 2014

    I love these bold & brilliant prints… and you wear them so beautifully!

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      i feel that way about you and saturated solids!

  • Sarah Gunn
    July 2, 2014

    You and your maxis are divine 🙂 ….. so is your photography and so is that fabric!

    • oonaballoona
      July 2, 2014

      thank you sarah! and guess who dropped her camera yesterday with the lens open??? DEJA VU!

  • Lori
    July 2, 2014

    Gorgeous fabric and I have some at home just waiting for me to stitch it up. We must have such great tastes! 🙂 Your dress is spectacular, I only hope my garment will look and match as nicely as yours.

    • oonaballoona
      July 8, 2014

      lori, we are CONSTANTLY picking the same fabrics, have you noticed? like four or five times at least!! i love to see how we both interpret the same fabric, maybe we should do one on purpose 🙂

  • Ginger
    July 2, 2014

    You fox you! You look amazing! Love you in maxis!

  • Peter
    July 3, 2014

    You are the queen of the maxi. I bow to you. Just gorgeous!

  • Fiona
    July 3, 2014

    Perfect fabric for you! Gorgeous colours. My favourite projects of yours are ‘throw fabric at the dress form’ ones!

  • liza jane
    July 5, 2014

    Beautiful! And that is some seriously awesome pattern matching!