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Splits In Spots

Posted in Sewing, Skirts with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have made another quick garment for myself while sewing for my client. 

She gave me left over material she’s had for years, so I made this skirt. 

She has a good eye for quality, printed fabric.

I wanted to keep the length but also have room, you know… for ventilation.

I’ve sewn skirts for others that have requested splits, I realised I don’t have any skirts like this and thought I needed one.

I did realize my whole outfit is monochrome, this was no accident

To make this I sewn two long rectangle pieces together and kept fitting it to me until it was snug. I hemmed the edges and side splits, then inserted elastic in the waistband. Make sure to wrap the elastic to your waist, plus an inch overlap before cutting it.

I finished and wore this yesterday, I feel as though this is slightly different to what I’ve seen in any shop. I’m keeping this one but I’ll be making more from different fabric for my shop.

Happy crafting,



Polka Dot Nails

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on December 24, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I got these (rather cheap) nails from Primark because they looked a little Christmassy and cute.


They got me think thinking about fabric and garments in a similar pattern.

I've wanted a dress like this for a long time.

I’ve wanted a dress like this for a long time.


This looks like Christmas!

This looks like Christmas!


I thought I should get some fabric and make a dress after this inspiration

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!


Polka Dot Skirt

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I’m in the process of sewing a skirt for my little sister, here are some photos!

I pinned my pattern on the fold of the fabric and cut it out (do the same for the lining).

Sister chose the fabric (she’s very colourful)

Instead of using a bias binding I decided to sew the lining to the skirt at the waist, this is a neater way for me to finish it off.

Attaching lining to skirt at waist

I used one of the zig zag stitches on my sewing machine to help me hem the lining.

zig zag hemming.

I then hemmed the lining (which I don’t like doing but I gave it a go).

Hem of lining.

I seemed to have done the hem of the skirt inside-out so I may attempt hemming it up.


All to be done now is to insert a zip, when that’s done I will show you the completed skirt worn by my sis.


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