Archive for August, 2012

The Comic Books Showed Me The Way

Posted in Sewing on August 25, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Converses and comics? What’s not to like?


The world is against my pocket…Haven’t I told you already that I am broke after hols??? What about having one of your favorite comic characters drawn on some of the best-comfiest-vegan shoes ever??? This is not fair. Although I have to say…Thank you, Converse!.

I am a geek, I love comics and I am absolutely proud of it. I do adore Ms. Harley Quinn and now converse has release a pair of beauties featuring the Joker’s adorable sidekick. Check Harley Quinn’s converse edition.

I want them…Perhaps I should say…I NEED them

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Polka Dot Skirt

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I’m in the process of sewing a skirt for my little sister, here are some photos!

I pinned my pattern on the fold of the fabric and cut it out (do the same for the lining).

Sister chose the fabric (she’s very colourful)

Instead of using a bias binding I decided to sew the lining to the skirt at the waist, this is a neater way for me to finish it off.

Attaching lining to skirt at waist

I used one of the zig zag stitches on my sewing machine to help me hem the lining.

zig zag hemming.

I then hemmed the lining (which I don’t like doing but I gave it a go).

Hem of lining.

I seemed to have done the hem of the skirt inside-out so I may attempt hemming it up.


All to be done now is to insert a zip, when that’s done I will show you the completed skirt worn by my sis.


Needle Point Projects

Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have completed a few hand sewn pieces. I always wanted to do a cross stitch skull piece, so I looked on the net and came across this pattern.

Here is how my skull turned out

My x-stitch skull.

Below are some stitches I have attempted for the first time, I’m going to use them as book marks.

The book it’s on top of is where I got them from. Here is a link for the book,

Hope you have enjoyed


English: A cross stitch design of a pug.

English: A cross stitch design of a pug. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Past Projects

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , on August 12, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I am doing a few projects at the same time, so until I complete them and share photos, here’s some pictures of past projects.

Customized Hat

Spiky Corset from my college days

Close up on hem of corset.


Looking at this corset I should get it finished!



Busy Bee

Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

Here’s a large cross stitch I did earlier in the year, it was easy to do and great for beginners.


This was a cross stitch kit I purchased at the Bearwood Market (West Midlands, UK).

I hope you like it!


Spiked collar

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , on August 6, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I wanted to show you all this collar I made yesterday, just wanted your opinion on it.

Do you think I should attach it to my dress or not?



Thanks for viewing



Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

If you are into cute Japanese styles, a cute and talented Filipino girl and colourful bows… here’s the place for you

Cryil Lumboy from Dolldelight taught herself to sew as she wanted to make her own lolita dresses as a hobby.

She also promotes several wig companies (which I am also in love with!)

If  you like to see more of Dolldelight, here is her lookbook  Here’s a video for more of an insight to her and what she does

Hope you all enjoy


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