Here, Oonapalooza NEVER ends…

So, I missed Oonapalooza… Even though I was so stoked when it was first announced, I just couldn’t wait to celebrate the wonder that is Oona, in global unity with other sewcialists. But what can I say? I had ridiculously busy summer so far, and the dog ate my homework, and blah blah blah. But it does not matter, you know why? That’s right, the title says it all.IMG_1301

This skirt was conceived in April. See, waaaaaaaay before Oonapalooza was announced. Because the hotness that is Oona is seared deep into my brain. I bought this fabric when there was still some snow on the ground. I desperately wanted to drape myself in some serious colour, hence the idea of a maxi circle skirt. I drafted the circle part, and to my horror I discovered that I was seriously short on fabric. At least 4 inches (10cm) in the waist (the waistband is the waistband of the hight-waisted pencil skirt from Gertie’s book).  Two weeks ago I happened to accidentally fall into a Fabricland, where they had this fabric on special. I cut that extra wedge that I needed, inserted the zipper (horror!), and discovered that now the band was too large… By about 4 inches… WTF? How??? I inserted a wide elastic into the back portion of the waistband. I feel like a toddler, but hey, it works…

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PicMonkey Collage

 

So, by now you’re probably all dazzled by the lovely colours of the skirt, and the awesomeness of the greenery in the background. All the tomatoes, and swiss chard, my forget-me-nots, and the clematis, am I right? And you probably wonder how in this world can I maintain all that so effortlessly, right? Well, check out my ride, a huge help in my agricultural efforts.

 

IMG_1310And this is how I roll…

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