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Multi Coloured Scarf

Posted in Hats/Hoods/Scarves, Knitting, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2015 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post in which seems like forever but work life has taken over, which is great as I have money to spend on fabric… but not much time to actually spend it -_-.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t been able to fit in time to be creative at home, I still have some showing to show you, although I haven’t taken pictures yet and it’s getting ridiculous!

However I managed to bag an order while I was leaving work, I guy commented on how bright and colourful my scarf was. I soon as I told him I made it he wanted me to make him one, I agreed to. I have never spent so long knitting one damn scarf! I was so fed up with it! The worse thing is it looks so much better than the original and it’s longer, to top it all off it’s been months since I last seen my original scarf.

Enough rambling, here’s the foreverlong scarf, I wanted to take photos of it on but I wanted it gone!

The design is simply knitting squares that measure your tension, the usual 4″x4″ instructions you find on the back of the band. The bright chunky wool required casting on 15 stitches and knitting 20 rows.

It wraps around four time and is wide, it covered half my face when I wore it so it dwarfed me (like I need to look any smaller). It’s eye catching but I found it suffocating, maybe that would be because I was wearing it indoors.

When worn how it is shown in the second photo it almost reached my ankles, it wasn’t like I didn’t keep checking the length of it as I went along. I thought I’d play it safe and use just under one ball of each yarn, needless to say my client is a lot taller than me so it’ll look fine on him. He should be more than happy as he wanted it to wrap around three times.

Well I have defeated the scarf demon and now it will find another soul to strangle… that didn’t sound good. It is a cuddly demon so that means something!

Montana

 

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White Tartan (A Coat For My Sister)

Posted in Coats, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I wanted to make another version of my blue tartan coat but wasn’t sure on what colour, so I asked my little sister if she wanted one. That day we went out to pick the fabric she wanted, I know she can be picky so I made sure she really wanted the combination you’ll see below.

First I’ll show you how it looked without the fleece lining attached, I shared this on FaceBook as I was pleased with how nice it looked.

 

It hurst my eyes but this is the front

It hurst my eyes but this is the front

This is the back view

This is the back view

At this point I wanted this for myself, even thought I think this is bright for me I could style this to suit me. Oh! This is the first garment I used my brand new overlocker, Brother 1034D, it’s noisy but I really like it!

 

While I was sewing this I realised that the fleece is thicker than the one I used for my own coat, this proved a bit tricky but it’s nothing my machines can’t handle!

One change I did was put a seam in the centre back, which was actually an accident, I get distracted a lot while I’m working! I cut a size large like before so I had room to play with.

My sister came over today to collect her prize of a bold, new coat as I only just finished it. I took this opportunity to take some photos.

Tartan Side 2It looks better worn than on a hanger, the pink fleece reminds me of yoghurt, it’s cute and girly so it suits my sister well.

Tartan side

As you can see, she’s pleased with her new coat

Reverse

This is how it looks worn with the fleece on the outside, I suggested rolling the sleeves up so you the tartan on the outside, I think that’s a cool look.

Before I forget I’ll show you my Christmas sewing present haul! I was so happy that J got me these, I still am!

My beautiful overlocker!

My beautiful overlocker!

I’ve just decided to call her Bertha… first name to pop into my head. Then I thought Jason Jr after J, he didn’t like the idea 😦

Sewing books

Moar sewing books, moooaaarrr! Pattern Making by Dennic Chunman Lo, Pattern Cutting Made Easy by Gillian Holman and Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha. I already have pattern books but there’s no harm in reading a few more, there’s more than one way to make a dress!

Montana

Baby Bambina Cardigan

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

A client requested that I knit a cardigan as a gift for a friend at her work place as she was going on maternity leave. She liked the pattern I used for her niece so I went with that one. In the photo below I knitted all the main pieces.

This is a true likeness of the colour

This is a true likeness of the colour

I ran out of the original, darker yarn I used so I tried merging it with the yarn you see above (which is called Teddy Bella Bambina, hence the post title), the client didn’t like that. I ended up knitting some pieces twice, it looks nicer this way. Cardy Front   I like looking at the cinched in waist, it’s cute and girly especially with this colour. Cardy Back   Below is a photo of the slip stitch detail on the top half of this cardigan. This is my second time knitting this and I’m pleased that I remember the pattern after a few goes, so I was quicker at making it this time around. Front close Up   I think the simple design of the buttons finish it off nicely, they’re not too bold but they don’t get lost in the colour. I think that’s a nice balance. I have a lot of this yarn left over so I’m thinking about making a pair of mittens ready for winter or rainy summer days. Montana

Super Chunkys

Posted in Hats/Hoods/Scarves, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been knitting more hats than I should be because I get bored, also my mom has bought new patterns and has wool to spare.

These hats I’m about to show you took me around half an hour to make without breaks so I made 2 in one day (I made three all together).

This is the first one I made, it's mine

This is the first one I made, it’s mine

The colours remind me of a teddy bear

The colours remind me of a teddy bear (pic doesn’t do it justice)

This is the knitting pattern I used, I like King Cole patterns as they’re easy to follow and they have a lot of chunky patterns. This one uses super chunky wool but I twisted 2 yarns of chunky, that’s how I got a two tone effect and I made a pompom from each yarn.

I made one for my mom but I didn’t get a photo, when I do it’ll be on my ravelry

Happy crafting!

Montana

Charizard

Posted in Cross Stitching, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I said I’d do a Charizard Pokemon and I have (the joy I have in my heart), so this time I’ll show the progress of this cross stitch.

Here’s the finished piece.

Charizard 4

Very colourful I think. It was fun to do, so much so that I wanted to do more cross stitching.

Here are the follow up photos.

Charizard 1

Charizard 2

Charizard 3

 

J is rushing me to post this so I take a “group photo” of the three main Pokemon *rarse* and he he wants me to make more, I NEED POKEMON TOO!

Montana

P.S I just thought about doing some Dragon Ball Z cross stitching! Any patterns would be lovely 🙂

Blue Tent Top

Posted in Sewing, Tops with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I seen this dress on Kollabora and thought it’d be a great addiction to my summer wardrobe. So I decided to download the pattern and draft it, it came up short so I’m wearing it as a top now.

Front

Back
image

Print Close Up

I’m going to lengthen the pattern for a dresses. I may go for jersey or knits in this, I like sewing with it now.

I made a grey version of this in the material I used for this skirt. I’m not sure if I like it but it’s more my colour than this blue one.

Happy sewing everyone!

 

Montana

 

 

Long Short Dress

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I got a new book bought for me, it’s all about recycling old clothes and making clothes out of every day items.

I thought the chapter about using a bra or a corset to build a dress onto is amazing, so I gave it a go myself.

I had a bra with a snapped strap and went to town on that.

Front View

I have hemmed all the frayed edges now so I will get a clear photo taken soon.

Here are stages in stages:

Pinning fabric to bra.

Pinning fabric to bra.

The bra strap opening, I put press studs here.

The bra strap opening, I put press studs here.

I attached a circular skirt from some scrap fabric, I really like the asymmetrical effect it has.

Side view.

Side view, I attached some scrap organza underneath for a slight layered look.

Heres a back view.

Heres a back view.

 

I have some photos of me wearing this dress in dim light but I think I’ll leave that for another post. I’m going to make a few more of this.

I’m going to make a little tutorial on my kollabora.

 

Montana

 

 

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