Crazy Cat Lady Dress

It’s no secret that I love cats.  If it weren’t for my husband, I would already be a crazy cat lady.  Right now he thinks that having Mouse in the house is enough.

I certainly think there should be more fluffy critters in the house, but until I get them, I’m keeping myself content by surrounding myself with adorable things that have cats on them.

Case in point – finding this AMAZING fabric at my local fabric shop.  I had to have it.  And I knew it had to be a dress.

kitty garden fabric

It took me a while, but I finally settled on the super cute kimono sleeve dress from Pattern Runway.

What I love most about this pattern is that it will look amazing in multiple variations.

I made a couple variations to the pattern for my final dress.  Mostly, I chose to skip the facings and add bias tape detailing to the sleeves and hem.

kitty dress detail

kitty dress detail

kitty dress detail

kitty dress detail

I also had to make some adjustments to the skirt portion of the skirt to be able to make the dress with the amount of fabric I had.  It was a little narrower than my muslin fabric.  To solve my problem, I used the width of fabric once, and included the selvedge in the design of the dress.  Fortunately, this fabric had cute selvedge that looks adorable running along the back of the dress.

DSC_4121cat dress

cat dress

cat dress

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