Archive for November, 2012

Cordova Jacket

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on November 26, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I subscribed to sewaholic patterns email list a while back and an email about this lovely Cordova Jacket popped up.

Image of 1205 Cordova Jacket

Wow, so feminine and looks like it fits beautifully. Can’t to purchase this!

Plus there are quite a few other patterns I’d like to try (this is the ninth pattern Tasia has made).

Like this Cambie Dress!

Image of 1202 Cambie Dress

Stay creative!


Baby Cardy: Completed!

Posted in Knitting, Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have finally completed the pink and purple cardigan I have been knitting for a friend at work.

Here are some lovely professional photographs (not really).


Dummy Buttons

My mom  S gave me the great idea of knitting a long stem (ribbon) to match the borders of this cardigan, she was making stems for flowers she found in a book she brought.

Knitted ribbon, bow detail

Threading of said knitted ribbon.

Relieved I have finished this now… on to the next one!


Brier Toque

Posted in Knitting, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been knitting slouch hat (that’s what I call it) but the title of this post is what it’s called in the book.

Here’s what I have done so far:


Here is a photo in the book:


This is a new knitted gift for myself for once, before I start on the christmas presents!


Unfinished Cardy

Posted in Knitting, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

Not long sewn up one side of this cardigan here.

Colour Clash!

My mom brought me these dummy buttons to attach later, they are too big for the buttonholes but I’ve broken them in.

The picot (the holes across the chest section) are where a ribbon should be threaded through, but instead of that I’ll be knitting one. I’ve done this for the matching bootees.

I should start on the scarf soon as I have pretty much done all the pieces for the cardigan.

Hope you are all being creative!



Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I know this isn’t what I usually do but I was painting my nails a while back and I noticed that my black varnish hasn’t dried up yet…. so I did this.

Wasn’t sure on how to position my hand, sorry.


Here I photo I took before with my thumb over the flash, looks like cats eyes to me.


Currently knitting a client a layette, which is a set of items/garments for a baby…. usually as a gift (only found out what that was a few weeks back). So may not be updating my blog as much.


Vintage Dress Fail

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , on November 13, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I thought I’d do a quick post on what happened yesterday.

After work I went to collect my fee for the dress I sewn in Friday,will it turned out that everything that could have gone wrong… did.

Boning came out, hem unravelled etc.

I said I’d fix it but she wanted to keep it. Her mom told her to show me it but she didn’t want to get it, so I haven’t seen it to take a final photo (sorry!!).

I gave them a reduced price and the mom said to not worry and to learn from my mistakes.

I’d just glad it’s over, not sure I’ll be sewing fir a while now lol.


Cup Cake Cushion

Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I wanted to show you a small sewing project I did earlier this year.

Pin cushion


I was going to buy one but then I thought ” I could just make one from scrap fabric”…. so I did.

I made a jumbo pin cushion and got the pattern/idea from a book I got last Christmas. You can just cut out two big squares and sew them together and stuff with wading!





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