Cashmerette Montrose: Picnic Edition

Montrose Picnic top

I’m amassing a collection of hacked Cashmerette Montrose Tops for workwear since I can now easily cut-out and sew one of these in about half a day. I’ve added neckline facings, which cuts down enormously on the time (I find bias binding to be a huge bummer).

Amarante double gauze Montrose

Double Gauze Montrose 2

This gorgeous double gauze, ‘Stardust Amarante’, came from Miss Maude in New Zealand’s North Island and its usage in combination with the Montrose is entirely inspired by/plagiarised from Plum Kitchen who made this exact top in the mustard colourway (she actually has tonnes of inspiring Montrose tops (and other clothes), you should definitely check out her blog).

Cloudy weather Cashmerette Montrose hack

Cloud Montrose 3

The latest Cashmerette Montrose in a wardrobe that already has a decent amount of Cashmerette Montrose tops: I’ve lengthened the sleeves, made the body more ‘A-line’, drafted facings for the front and back necklines and tested it all out in this cloud-print rayon from Drapers Fabrics.

A woolly Cashmerette Montrose Top

Cashmerette Montrose Top Hacked Wool

Ever since I saw this glorious sweater/top from Alice Alexander Co (a company I’m just a touch obsessed with) I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the idea of a non-stretch woolen top/sweater. I’ve pinned a lot of inspiration to my ‘boiled wool sweater’ pinterest board and taken numerous inspirational screenshots.

Liberty Lawn Springfield Top

Cashmerette Springfield Tana Lawn

I wish I had a picture of the dress that this top used to be so that I could share a before and after.

This Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette is a recent purchase and has quickly become a Tried-and-True pattern in my wardrobe!

Floral Springfield Top

Named Ninni Culottes Natural Linen

Another Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette.

I loved the fit of the first few Springfield tops that I sewed up, and I had just enough of this floral fabric left after making a Cashmerette Montrose top to almost make a Springfield Top too!

Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen

Cashmerette Montrose Dress Linen

This dress is a hacked version of the Montrose Top from Cashmerette

I loved this fabric the moment I saw it online. Linen, large scale print, gorgeous colours- it basically checked/ticked all the boxes I didn’t know that I had.

Since I’m so thrify, I only bought 2 metres, which it turns out was the perfect amount. I managed to cut the Montrose bodice up until the ‘shorten/lengthen’ lines, and I then added on the rest of the fabric, gathering it at the waist.

Floral Montrose top

Cashmerette Montrose Cotton

This Montrose Top from Cashmerette is going to be a Tried-n-True pattern in my wardrobe, I can feel it in my bones!

I bought this fabric as a remnant from Nerida Hansen in Australia. It sat in my stash for quite a while because it was a much thinner cotton than I had anticipated, and I also wasn’t sure if it was very ‘me’.

Brown & blue Springfield Top

Cashmerette Springfield Cotton 1

Buying this Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette was something I sat on for ages.

It seemed too simple to purchase. Not that I have any skills making my own patterns, but I suppose I just thought I should be able to make do.