Saturday, September 16, 2017

A mountain of Montis dresses

I am a bit behind on my blogging, which you might have noticed.  I also have been sewing, but those things I can not show you yet, so today, I have another "oldie" for you. In July, Sofilantjes released the Montis*, and I showed you two dresses that I sewed over testing. I actually sewed three other variations, which I am showing today. The weather here is horrible now, but they were worn a lot over the summer and still leave the closet with a jacket.

The waist of the Montis perfectly matched that of the Solis and the Litore which opens up a lot of easy mix and match possibilities. The pink dress, worn by my middle daughter is a mash up of the Litore bodice and the Litore high low skirt. I have wrote it before, that probably is my favorite skirt ever.

If you come here often, you know that I like to push the boundaries a bit. I gladly mashup all kind of patterns, even if they officially do not line up. The Mantica is officially not a waist match for the Montis, but the gathered skirt is easy peasy transferred (you just gather is to the right width). If you only used the skirt (and omit the band), you do not have to change a thing (although the skirt will be slightly shorter than on the Mantica), but I also wanted a contrasting band. To create the same look, just take the band of the Mantica and cut it as wide as the bottom of the Montis top.I only used a one layer band because I did not use a cord.

Besides these two easy mashes, I also went for a slightly bigger "hack". Anne designed the Montis to be sewn with a double or a single layer bodice. Besides in thickness, the bodice options differ in view on the back. The single layered bodice has two straps and the double layered has three. I especially love the three strap option because it looks different than the front. I know that many people like single layered because it is less warm in the summer, so I mixed those two option in this dress. I wrote small tutorial for the Sofilantjes blog to get the same look. The skirt of this dress is narrower than the Montis one, because my fabric remnant was not big enough.

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  1. Oh my god, dat kattenstofje staat jouw dochtertje is geweldig!