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Bare Shoulder Beauty

Posted in Dresses, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I made a sassy yet elegant dress for a client and friend that wanted it for a ball.

As soon as I saw the pattern she wanted me to use, I recognised it and knew I was going to enjoy making it. Plus I’ve always wanted to sew one of Mimi G Styles patterns (I used BB8045 the plus sized version)

I first sewn a toile (a practice version) to make adjust it after a fitting before cutting the final garment

The adjustments that were required were shortening the length at hem, shortening and taking in sleeves. Then making the midsection wider when cutting the final garment.

Also my client wanted to omit the gathering with elastic on the midsection, which I though was best.

The fabric she picked out for this dress it lovely and looks very similar to the one Mimi used for the cover of the pattern.

Here’s a close up before I attached the band. This is also when I new I wanted to make myself one of these in the shorter version

The final piece, she picked a trim so I could make a matching choker (I like making chokers… a lot!)

I’ve only just become aware that my list of requests/orders has been growing. I’ve noted them down and remembered being asked to make more things while doing the list… I need to be more organised!

Stay creative!

Montana

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Spotted Mini Collection

Posted in Dresses, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been making dresses for a client and I finished them all! This time I made the polka dot Summer dresses, same style but different colours.

I haven’t made anything like these before but I pretty much knew how to. Figuring out how to finish the armholes and hem splits were the tricky parts (I should have taken close up pics on the splits…damn!)

Here’s my “mini collection”!

This is the first one I made which I used as a template for the others.

I had some difficulty about how I would attach and finish the neck tie. I could have tucked in the edges but I liked the rough-ish look, also the former would take longer to execute.

I made this one longer as my client says it’s more elegant, I agree.

I have a smaller size of this one to finish off, its cute on but I’m not sure if I’ll keep it.

This one is my favourite, it’s cute yet spooky looking, like a middle aged version of Kreepsville. This wouldn’t look out of place at a Halloween party (believe me when I say I can make this work!) I may have to make myself one of these now…

She’s ecstatic with these and she’s planned where and when to wear them already. Yes, I am making more dresses for her but I’m having a little break. I may make the odd thing or two for myself though

Stay busy

Montana

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