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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! 



Optical Illusion Dress

Posted in Dresses, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I made a pullover dress from a cotton poplin with a polka dot pattern, I originally wanted to use it for shorts but then I realised that I’d look better as a dress. I’ve named this post the Optical Illusion dress as that’s what J says it looks like, as it hurts your eyes.

I have used the pattern before, I used it twice for dresses for my mom and once more for myself.

Here’s the new addition to the M6465 clan!



Oh, photo credits to J by the way, I wasn’t aware this was taken. I like this photo.




I notice I look moody in most if the photos on this blog (not on purpose, it’s how my face is) so I thought I’d go slightly kooky.



I’m showing there’s decent wriggle room ūüôā

I liked sewing this as I didn’t have to refer to the pattern to make sure I was doing things “by the book” because 1) it was simple and

2) I’ve used this pattern 3 times already

I’ve started sewing neater with none stretch fabric for the past few months as I have started slowing things down (it could be the new sewing machine too), I don’t need to be in a rush to make things. I think from my college days, I was in a rush most of the time to get things finished.

I like this dress because of it’s Aline shape and cute polka dots. My mom likes it so much she wants another one -_-.

I’m guessing I should keep this pattern a little longer


The Petal Top

Posted in Sewing, Tops with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

As usual I’ve been brimming with ideas and been completing a few of them this week (posting them here is the problem!)

I was looking around for fusible interfacing when I came across some beanbag pieces I was meant to sew, I already have a beanbag so I thought I’d use them to make a garment.

You can make your own pattern for the pieces here, I only used four pieces but you can use as much as you like.

Bean Bag Pieces

All I did was sew two pieces together at the pointed tips, (do the same again for other two). Then lay them out long ways, put one on top of the other and sink stitch them together.

This is how my Petal Top turned out, when moved about it can be worn in many ways.

I cinched it in at the waist with my new obi belt

I cinched it in at the waist with my new obi belt

Style 1 B

The back of first style

Style 2 F

Another way to wear it.

I made this using toile fabric and it was spur of the moment make, I will give this another go with more draped fabric.



My Liebster Nomination!

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been nominated again, thanks to girlwithspecks

Here are the rules:

– Publicly thank the person that nominated you.
– Tell 11 things about yourself.
– Answer the 11 questions asked of you, and, in turn, make 11 questions for your own 11 nominees.
– Link to those 11 nominees, and tell them about it at their blogs.


Here are 11 random facts about me:

  1. I like anime and various other cartoons.
  2. I want to go to Japan.
  3. I am a film fanatic.
  4. I like the weird and creepy.
  5. I’m really into metal, hip hop and dubstep (in that order).
  6. My favourite colour is black.
  7. I like playing video games.
  8. I like reading and learning something new.
  9. I love Chinese food!
  10. I have a crush on Damien Lewis.
  11. I currently have 8 piercings and 3 tattoos.

I answered your questions!

  1. If you could have on superpower what would it be and why?

To suddenly appear and disappear in chosen places, because this cuts travel time and I could go anyway

2.  If you could live one day as someone else who would you pick and why?

Vivienne Westwood, because she’s a very creative fashion designer… and I think she’s comfy with the moneys.

3. What is your favourite fashion accessory?

My flesh tunnels

4. What is your favourite book?

Nemesis by Jo Nesbo

5. What is the motto you live by?

If you good at something, never do it for free (thats it for now).

6. What is the most embarrassing thing you have done?

So many to choose from…. maybe accidental nipple showing in class?

7. Have you ever been abroad? If so, where?

I went to France, to visit Disney Land, but that was a looooong time ago.

8. Are you a morning or evening person?

Definitely evening!

9. What is your favourite band?

Ohh, this is tough. It’s between System Of A Down and Korn.

10. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Japan!! I just like the different cultures and the cute things they have there.


                11. If you were given a chance to go to space, would you?

Yes I’d like to see what it’s like and what the atmosphere feels like.

Here are my 11 questions for you  guys.

  1. What food would you be and why?
  2. If there were no repercussions, would you tell people how you really felt about them?
  3. What animal would you be and why?
  4. What is your favourite colour?
  5. How would you describe you style?
  6. What music are you into?
  7. What would you tell your younger/older self and why?
  8. Tea or coffee?
  9. How long have you been crafting?
  10. What season do you like best?
  11. What is your favourite shop?

Here are the lovely bloggers I nominate for this award.


I am so honored to be nominated, it feel great damn it! Thanks again girlwithspecks.


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