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Tee Time

Posted in Dresses, Refashion, Sewing, Tops with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2017 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All, 

I thought I’d share a quick refashion I did this week. I bought an XL t shirt from H&M and decided to hack at it.

I did like wearing this baggy but I wanted to attempt a t shirt refashion as I haven’t done one for years now.

Here it is paired with matching khaki coloured block heels (picked out by a friend, from New Look). The lace was picked up quickly to use as a belt, it was left over after attaching some to the hem.

This is how it looks without a belt in case you were wondering.

This can be worn different ways, with leggings, over the knee socks or jeans

I’ll throw in some random pics from the “photo shoot”

Happy Saturday y’all!

Montana

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Three T’s Dress

Posted in Dresses, Refashion, Sewing with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I haven’t been able to sew much but I did manage to take photos of older projects on the same day, I should do that more often.

This is yet another project I found on Pinterest, the Three T Dress. It looked like a fun make and it suits my style.

3 T Dress

While I was looking through the tutorial I realised most of this is straight forward. The one thing I was a little worried about was sewing the elastic in the sides, where to start them and stretching them as I go went along,

I think it turned out well, I had to take it in quite a lot so I created a seam in the centre back as I had already inserted the elastic.

I know I should have taken these photos outdoors as this dress is black, we didn’t have time nor did I want to get stared at… I miss having a garden!

I don’t usually wear gathered garments as I find them kind of girly but this is a relaxed look and it looks cute.

I found the tutorial very useful and easy to follow, merricksart.com has a lot of cool and simple fashion DIYs that I believe I’ll be making soon.

Montana

Dressy Halter Tee

Posted in Refashion, Sewing with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I haven’t posted on here for a while as I’ve moved in with J, on our seventh year anniversary! We’ve settled in ok it’s some of the appliances and neighbours that are annoying us at the moment. So that was hectic and I did wonder where I’d take my blog photos, I’m working on it… bare with me.

I’m still making t shirt refashions as they’re easy to make and wear, they’re not too hard to dress up either.

I saw a tutorial for this while looking for my halter tee idea. I can’t find the actual one so here’s a similar version, the only difference is I didn’t cut the back off completely. I thought it looked cute and easy to embellish so I pinned it to go back to it (I do actually have a go at the things I pin!)

My dress was made using a XXXL mens t shirt, the only sewing I did was shaping the sleeves to make pockets. I won’t use them much, it’s just nice to know they’re there.

The red version is slightly different to mine as my mom wanted it loner and with a drawstring, which was fairly simple to do.

I made her two halter tees too, one is longer to make a dress version. I think I should start autumn sewing now as a lot of my new makes are looking the same and it’s getting colder.

Until next time crafters!

Montana

Tee Dress

Posted in Dresses, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I’m still running with the t shirt refashioning theme, I think this may have to be my most simplest one yet! The tutorial will be about 5 points long, that’s how simple it is.

I bought a pack of  2 t shirts, the one I used here is an XXXL as I wants enough material to make a dress. The other t shirt is black so I’d like to make a little black cutie with that.

Photos first then I’ll get to the details

 

The tie was the neck band cut from the t shirt

The tie was the neck band cut from the t shirt

T Dress 1

I was going to wear it loose but J said it need a belt. Women that dress for other women don’t mind a shapeless look, but guys want to see the figure.

T Dress 4

I kept the original hem

From sleeves to loose, hanging pockets

From sleeves to loose, hanging pockets

T Dress 3

Now for the tutorial.

1. Cut neck band off (you can use this as a belt/tie like it did)

2. Wrap 1″ wide elastic around your chest (where I’m wearing it), make sure it overlap it  an inch then cut.

3. Where you have cut the neck band off, fold it down just over an inch all the way round and stitch down. Leaving a gap to thread your elastic through.

4. Thread your elastic either using a safety pin, a knitting needle or a pencil (safety pin is a lot easier and quicker).

5. Stitch both elastic ends together, overlapping them an inch. Now you can sew the gap closed.

Optional point

You can either sew the arm ends closed to make sleeves and chop them off completely and stitch closed with original seam.

You have your own Tee Dress!

As this was my first attempt at this, I wanted to keep it simple. I may paint it or dip dye it in the future, I could attach studs to it too. I’ll make a black version and research some cut out designs to reveal another colour underneath.

Such a simple design but so many ideas to make it look unusual.

Montana

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