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Striped Cullotes

Posted in Sewing, Trousers/Shorts/Leggings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I wanted to share a pair of cullotes I made last month (I shared pics of them on my Instagram @montanastrange… so I have already posted really)

They are made from jersey and cut from a RTW New Look plisse pair I own. They were so fast and simple to make, I’m not sure why I didn’t make this sooner!

I quickly over locked this just to check the fit but it was great, I left it as it is.

What’s a bit frustrating is I haven’t made another (2/3) pair(s) yet as I’ve been swapped lately. To make it worse I’ve have seen multiple types of fabric that would make great cullotes, I’m told to not but any more fabric until I’ve used my stash… killjoy!!

Until next time crafters,

Montana

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South Ghost

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , , , on September 27, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I haven’t posted for a while due to sewing commitments and a holiday to Germany. We went to celebrate J’s birthday a few weeks ago, it was great and were definitely going again! Enough about that…

I friend of mine is in a band called South Ghost, she gave me their CD along with a patch that has their logo on it. I’d say the have a very 90’s indie/soft grunge sound.

I thought it cool to attach it to a light denim shirt (which was originally J’s, he hardly wore it). I decided to hand stitch it instead of using my machine as it’d look more rough and edgy, I think I did a decent job considering I haven’t embroidered for years now.

It didn’t take long at all as the patch it of small size, I’d say it took me around 15 mins.

I want to add more at some point, I also have a few ideas on doing stitch patterns on some dress necklines. I’ll keep you guys posted when I can

Happy stitching!

Montana

The Humbug Crop Top

Posted in Sewing, Tops with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

As usual I’ve been busy with other sewing projects (three dresses using McCall’s M7408 sewing pattern), and life in general.

I haven’t sewn for myself for a long time so I’m bringing back an oldie. A striped crop top with a cowl neck attachment and elastic in the hem.

My reason for making this was to test a pattern which I self drafted in college. I’ve been meaning to make another, this will once I find the pattern pieces!

Turban: Beauty Queens, dress: Forever 21, crop top: MontanaDesigns, Vans: Vans store in Prague.

After much deliberation I have decided to keep this, it’s up for sale atm but I’ll be making different coloured replicas instead.

Stay Creative

Montana

Sassy in Stripes

Posted in Sewing, Tops with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

Some how, in between sewing for my client, I’ve managed to whip up something from the left over material from one dress.

It is basically a straight tube when laid flat like so: 

This has four holes in it, two for the arms to go through, one for your head and another for your torso… just thought I should explain that

I had a few ideas for these pieces before sewingg them, such as centre pieces for bodycon dresses. I sew a LOT of dress so I decided on this crop top!

This is an outfit I’d actually go out in… but where? The chip shop thats where! Do I really need an excuse?

Hat: H&M, Top: MontanaDesigns, Trousers: Forever 21

In these next photos I’m wearing them with black pleated trousers

Trousers: H&M in Prague

Here I flipped the top upside down so it’s more flowy at the top, I would attach straps and thread a string throughout the hem to create gathers

You could wear this with a bra or bikini top as an extra feature or support, there are many ways this can be worn.

I’ll be selling this one but I’ll be making another for myself as I like this so much!

Now it’s back to it

Montana

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

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.

wpid-2013-01-15-03-22-10

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

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