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Stained Glass Overcoat

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have just finished this bright and chirpy overcoat!! I’m happy with it but it’s one of those garments that I’m not sure where to wear it to, that’s if I don’t sell it on Depop (@montanastrange). Then again I do have a random collection of clothes, I’m leaning towards keeping this one to myself.

If you have followed me long enough, you may remember that I have used this sewing pattern (M6084) twice before (excuse my fat face) but as thick coats.

This unlined overcoat is part of a collection. I haven’t come up with a name yet… Afro Punky and Tribal Goth come to mind but I’m still undecided.

Here is photographic evidence *Law & Orders dun duns sound effects*

I look so mischievous

Basking in evil glory

Lace cuff detail 

Featuring my odd Doc Martens, they got a lot of attention today. I had my picture taken for a bridal challenge due to these, glad I could help!

I’m thinking about adding pockets because: 1) FUNCTIONAL! 

2) I don’t like chucking things into my bag and

3) there’s so many ways to attach them

I don’t really want them traditionally sewn so to speak. Would it be odd to place them unevenly? Say one way higher than the other? I am the one designing it sooo anything goes I guess!

Happy sewing!

Montana

Glitzy Flowers

Posted in Dresses, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,
I sewn yet another dress for my mom for a birthday party, the theme was black, gold and silver.

We hunted around The Fancy Silk Store and she found what she was looking for (eventually)!

I altered another dress I made using McCalls M6465 and flared it out, cutting it free handed.

Here the result

I made a matching tote bag but she stuffed it so much the handles ripped!

This fabric was fun to work with, it also cane in gold if anyone is interested.

Happy crafting! 

Montana

Gameboy Jumper

Posted in Knitting, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I had fun knitting a Gameboy themed jumper for X, she game made and came up with the idea.

I just needed a plain simple jumper to work on.

Pieces were knitted using 15mm needles.

Pieces were knitted using 15mm needles.

As I used chunky (Big Fab) wool on large needles, it only took me most of a day to knit all the pieces.

X was adamant on the colours.

X was adamant on the colours.

All I have to make now are the little start and select buttons.

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I think it’d be cute if she got badges/brooches to pin in the “screen” and change them whenever she wanted.

This is the first time I have appliquéd onto a jumper so it’s slightly wonky, X can fix it into position when she wheres it.

I’ve noticed I have been a few gaming themes lately… cool!

Montana

Neckline of Skulls

Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

As promised I have embellished my purple dress with tiny skulls.

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wpid-2013-01-15-03-21-33The bracelet was getting a little stretched but I wanted to keep them.

It’s cheaper and maybe more thoughtful to use jewellery you already have, unless you’re looking for something specific.

Stay crafty

Montana

Venusaur! I Choose You!

Posted in Cross Stitching, Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been hard at work on a cross stitch project I wanted to do for a long time now, I mentioned this in my last post.

So here it is.

I'm anime mad and J is obessesed with Pokemon.

I’m anime mad and J is obessesed with Pokemon.

This is Venusaur, just one of the original 151 Pokemon. I will be sewing a few more as J is impressed with how animated he/she looks.

The list so far is: Charizard and Blastoise (maybe /butterfry). For myself there’ll be Pikachu and Raichu.

I got the pattern and idea here, by Makibird-Stitching. I got the DMC embroidery threads from Ebay… I have plenty of threads to play around with 🙂

“Gotta catch ’em all!”

Montana

V-Neck Delight

Posted in Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I haven’t done any sewing for a while now so I brought a new stash of fabric to make myself a few things.

I decided to start with this purple velvet I had to get! Here are some photos.

I used a dress I sewn before.

I used a dress I sewn before.

I wanted to make a dress similar to the jersey dress I posted before, so I folded it in half and cut around it (do same for back, but cut the neckline a little higher).

While still folded, cut the front neckline in a downward slant to create a v-neck shape.

Snazzy dress!

Snazzy dress!

I would advise to adjust the shoulder seams while wearing your dress to see how deep your neckline is. You can always snip a little off at a time but check as you go along… you can’t go back!

As usual I will be embellishing this dress as I can’t leave it too plain. I’ll be sewing a skull or two around the neckline, because I can 😀

This was very quick and simple to make, I would recommend this dress for beginners.

Hope you enjoyed

Montana

Yarns From Germany

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I wanted to share a trade I did with Tailor Fairy (from Germany), she was giving away a lot of lovely wool and I gave her metres and metres of fabric!

I have quite a few plans for them but I am knitting other garments for myself and other.

Heres a gallery of said yarns!

 

I may make a loop scarf out of this.

I may make a loop scarf out of this.

A nice think jumper out of this.

A nice think jumper out of this.

Another scarf or a crop cardigan.

Another scarf or a crop cardigan.

Sooo soft. I'll keep this for something special.

Sooo soft. I’ll keep this for something special.

I'll mix this with a different colour.

I’ll mix this with a different colour.

Minty goodness for a jacket.

Minty goodness for a jacket.

I brought some fabric today that I can’t wait to use too so I’ll keep you all posted on that.

Happy crafting.

Montana

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