Step into my Handmade Closet! Everything I've Sewn in 2021
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
It took me a minute, but I climbed back up on the YouTube horse, and I did it by swirling around in every technicolor thing I made in 2021. (One of those things was finished right under the wire, I might even be lying a little bit in terms of stitching the hem...maybe that was in the first week of January? Eh. Time is a fiction!)Physically modeling a garment is one of the many things I'm ..read more
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Sewing for My Man: The Neverending Story.
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
 Help me Rhonda, it's time to make Rob a blazer. It's been time for years now. But in my defense, this man is a VERY PICKY DRESSER. This is strange, considering the 22-year-old dusty mauve oversized t-shirt that I just am not allowed to toss, regardless of the many holes and various bleach splatters.This t-shirt is the ugliest thing in our closet. NO YOU CAN'T SEE IT. I refuse to take a picture ..read more
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New Year's Eve, 2021
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
This is a post to mark the passing of time. Full disclosure, ya might wanna skip it. It’s not the usual mood around here, but as everyone’s aware at this point, the glossy half of social media is just that: half of it. This post is for that blip in the future when one of us turns to the other and says oh yeah that christmas was crazy. What happened that year? And I head to the digital journal of ..read more
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Sewing an Off The Shoulder Dress with The Confident Stitch
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
How blue you look today, I hear you cry! And yet, how joyful! How did you come to this combination?!Well, my friends, this usually warm-toned gal has gotten a makeover once again from the marvelous crew at The Confident Stitch. Last time, I covered my mane in little swatch butterflies-- this time I thought it might be fun to pick a pattern and yardage from Kate's Swatch Experience to make a ..read more
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A (Very Mini) Runway Inspired Look
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
Who's this hussy and what have you done with the chick that's usually stomping around here in maxi-length dresses?Got some eye candy for you today, in this short and hopefully sweet post, in this short and hopefully sweet week stateside. WE COULD USE A LITTLE SWEET. I'm not referencing myself...I'm talking about this itty bitty jumble of technicolor that came together for Thread's Runway ..read more
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Catching Up: 9 Months of Sewing
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
Quite a few things got sewn in the past nine months, and only a handful made it to this space. It's easy to lose track, innit?! I keep thinking this past summer was our summer down South. Also, Christmas was yesterday. And maybe comes again before Halloween? LIFE IS A GAME OF JENGA AND TIME IS A ROUND OF WHACK-A-MOLE. Is it summer? WHACK. Nope, it's autumn. Is that murmur the sound of a gentle ..read more
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A Jacquard Gown for a Jewel Box Theater
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
I’m coming to you from a little hiding place in my mind, where I live in an intimate jewel box of a theater that only houses about 250 of my closest friends. Come on in, I have a seat reserved for you. There are plenty of turrets and boxes to keep you cozy— and distanced, if the situation calls for it. Some are even way up high in the rafters, if you really want some personal space....This beauty ..read more
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Performance Gowns…or, Back Onstage!
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
 I had an epiphany last week (which will read as “plain common sense” to some): I didn’t need to sew three gowns for my return to the stage. I had plenty of dresses in my closet that hadn’t seen the spotlight for almost two years. Basically a closet full of brand new homemade couture!Then I tried on a few…and a few more…and realized we’d, uhhhh, grown apart during our pause from the spotlight ..read more
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The Handmade Harriells
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
As I was lamenting for the seventeenth? Seventieth? Uncountable-eth time about the slipping away of hours and months and days, a wise friend said to me: Time is an accordion.Ain’t it the truth! I yelped back. TIME IS AN ACCORDION AND LIFE IS A GAME OF JENGA.And we all know I'm not talking 'bout a breezy cocktail hour game of Jenga either.It’s been a year since we started creating technicolor ..read more
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Threads Magazine, Diana Vreeland, 'n Me
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by marcy harriell | oonaballoona
1y ago
It's been six months since I joined the Threads Digital Ambassador team. What? You didn't hear? You mean to tell me I just threw that little blue badge up on the sidebar and never properly hollered about it RIGHT HERE IN MY OWN LIVING ROOM? Like most of us, my hold on reality has been screwed on about as tight as it will go, so, I'll save you that sob story of a full plate and no time. I have ..read more
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