Friday, August 1, 2014

Oh Yes I Did

Oona made me do it.  Yes, that is blue fringe dangling off the hem of my crazy kimono.  If you can't beat crazy, you better join it, I say.  The kimono, not Oona :)- 


Also still haven't figured out how to hide the remote.  So it becomes a prop.


I knew my crazy kimono was missing something.  And I actually thought about fringe.  But then Oona solidified my decision with her suggestion in the comments.  I shortened the hem and added the blue fringe.  You better believe I love this thing now.  No, it's not one of those gauzy and ethereal kimonos I envisioned.  But it is fun.  I still haven't figured out exactly what to wear with it.  My aunt suggested some wide legged trousers.  That may be something to consider in the future.  For now I like it with jeans and a tank top.  And this maxi.



Arg, why am I so out of focus?  I thought I figured the focus part out.  Any suggestions?

My other contribution for Oonapalooza is this top.  It's the same pattern from my last post.  I decided to go for a peter pan collar again.  I think y'all boosted my confidence that it was ok.  They are both growing on me.  And I wanted to use three different prints.


Yes, that's right.  Three different prints.  We all know that Oona is a master of mixing prints so I decided to take a page from her book.  Although I feel like this is really safe print mixing for some reason.  The back is that same thrifted rayon I made my first dud version from.  The front is a leftover scrap from my last maternity dress.  And the collar is another scrap in my stash from way back.  I love it.

Happy weekend, friends!  

27 comments:

  1. I just love how your kimono ended up turning out. What a difference the fringe made in making it look finished.

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  2. Your kimono is awesome! The blue fringe is just right - so glad you saved it!

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  3. You are adorable. And I love the fringe and mixed prints. Clearly, the slump is over.

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  4. Very nice! The fringe on the kimono is unexpected and fun:)

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  5. yessss!!!! the fringe is perfect! if you're gonna go crazy, best to commit. and the print mixing is great. love it all!

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  6. Ahhh, the fringe looks great, but when I scrolled down to the top, I actually shrieked out loud! It's AMAZING! I love the print mixing, I LOVE you in this pink color, and the whole look is totally killer. LOVE it! I could rip this out of your closet without feeling even slightly remorseful.

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    1. Ah, thanks!! I am really liking the three prints together. Glad I took that page out of Oona's book!

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  7. Yay to all of this! The robe is looking SO COOL now! You totally made it work. And the shirt is awesome! I'm going to be doing one last Oonapalooza roundup soon, so I'll make sure it gets included! :)

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    1. Thanks for all your great ideas over on the Sewcialist's site! :)

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  8. I love the print matched top because it's so unexpected! Love it!

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  9. Love the kimono, the fringe just makes it pop. and your pattern mix top. Re focus it could be that the camera ( I take it you are using a tripod?) is focusing on the wall behind you rather than you when you get in the picture. Put your sewing mannequin in the frame where you are going to stand, focus, then lock it if you can (or switch it to manual focus on the lens which will prevent the focus from moving until you move it). Remove the mannequin, stand in the same spot and the focus should be right. Also does your camera have a 'remote plus 2 second' option? This will give you time to hide the remote. There should also be a ten second delay option which means you don't have to use the remote at all.

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    1. Oh duh, Valerie! Why didn't it occur to me to use manual focus? That's an easy fix. And also, I wondered why anyone would choose the 'remote plus 2' option, but now it makes perfect sense. I'll have to work on hiding that remote... or not ;) Thanks!

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  10. I love, love, love your 3 print top! It's stunning! And the fringe on the Kimono is great too! Lovely Oona post!

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  11. Okay, I have to get this pattern for this top! It is so cute! Your fabrics are so lively and colorful. The Kimono looks like it is fun to wear. We all need more fun clothing. I am still trying to break out of my comfort zone with patterns and prints. It is hard to do.

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  12. Oh they're both so cute! I love love love the kimono - awesome fabric, not only the print but the drape. Gorgeous. And the fringe is huge fun! The top is so clever too, combining three fabrics- nice mix!!!

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  13. Oh wow! The kimono looks amazing. The top is gorgeous too, I love the pattern mixing. So glad you've had a few successful projects again after your disappointing ones.

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  14. Awesome! Love the fringe! There should be more fringe in life... And your top is really wonderful too! Great print mixing, and the collar is adorable in all the best ways.

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  15. Try upping your ISO and stopping down the lens (moving to higher numbers- 8 and above) and you'll have a larger area of in-focus to play around in. The Mannequin trick is also helpful.... Great tops, both!

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    1. ISO is one of things that I don't ever change. I just let the camera choose. I will look in to that. Thanks for the suggestion! I do feel like however I have it set now only gives me a very small area of focus.

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  16. yes! i love it with the fringe! loved it without it too, but fringe takes it out of this world cool! we all need more fringe in our lives :) and i need to make myself a kimono that looks just like yours.. and sorry if i just doubled my comment (but google kind of ate the first one)

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  17. Your tops are super cute. I really like the flow-factor in them :)

    Clothes aside, you are looking GOOD.

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  18. Love them - especially the kimono. Oh yes why do I not have any fringing in my life?!

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  19. YOU HAVE EIGHTEEN THOUSAND PRINTS UP IN HERE!!!!! i loooooooove the fringe, obviously, i love it all! i was on the fence about adding fringe to a kimono of my own (i know, crazy) now you've made my decision. but do keep an eye out for me and a protective hand on these pretties.

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  20. The fringe really works, I'd never have thought to do that. So clever. I love your multi print top. I want one.

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  21. Really really awesome top! Love all the fabrics. Oh, and the kimono is pretty fabulous too ;)

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