Montana #6 – Trans-season

As we near the end of August it is time to start thinking of trans-season dressmaking. Along with my stash of fabrics (just sooo many!) I have bought some new lengths that I think will be perfect for the next couple of months. Dresses that can be worn alone or with a cardigan or jacket, tights and even boots as the weather dictates.

This beautiful viscose fabric was bought from a ‘new to me’ seller, The Navy background is currently sold out but I have also purchased some of the same print on a Black background which is to be a dress for my sister Catherine’s birthday.

You may well recognise that I have used my TNT pattern, the Montana from Style Arc. This time I have lined only the bodice but have added deep pockets, hem frill and self tie belt.

As I was in a hurry to get the dress done so that I could move onto a new self-drafted pattern, I opted to use my overlocker for finishing the seam allowances rather than French seams which have, of late, been my preferred method when using viscose fabrics.

The deep hem frill has again been pleated using my ruffler foot. Settings were pleat every 6 stitches at a stitch length of 4.5 which has produced a great frill suitable for ‘twirling’!

Below some variations to wear with cardigans and jackets ‘plucked’ from my wardrobe!

Project #48 completed 19th August 2020

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