Wednesday, April 22, 2015

KCW day3: Cat outfit

Quick and easy outfit this time. I used half a meter cat jersey (bought at Stoffenelf)  to make my daughter a 5 pieces skirt. I know this is an unusual amount, but after repeated downsizing my pattern piece for a 6 pieced skirt, and seeing it still didn't fit my fabric (I only had half a meter so the pieces had to fit next to each other in one line) I just made it work. The fabric is that crowded that the seams do not even show.

The skirt has a very decent length, just below the knee. This is because she wears the waistband very low (I had intended it a bit higher, but because I just eye balling the width, it turned out a bit loose). This does mean she will be able to wear it for at least two more summers, lets hope she will keep loving cats.

Although the cutting of the fabric took a while (due to the sizing issues) the sewing was done in 10 minutes. five side seams, a waistband seam with my serger and a quick zigzag for the bottom hem. The sewing was that quick and straight forward that I needed a bit more to make in into a post.

I therefore combined the skirt with a top which is just as easy as the skirt. The top only has a front and back and is from Ottobe 1/2014. To make the shirt a bit more appealing I hemmed with green stitches using my twin needle. To finsih the cat outfit, I added a cat's face application. The fabric I used were some small scraps left from this project. I wanted the eyes to have a reflection, and not just be plain green.

Cats like to climb and usually hide in bushes, so we did the same for the shoot. Quick projects like these are great for KCW.

I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).   


  1. Snoezig! Aldus een van mijn voorbijlopende boeven...

  2. Wat heerlijk he zo'n snel klaar project! Ik ben nu ook bezig met een rokje, maar wijk steeds meer af van simpel ; )

  3. Leuke stof! De poezen kleuren zijn ook lekker met van allerlei shirts te combineren. Ben benieuwd naar je volgende outfit!

  4. Mooi! Poezenstof zou bij mijn dochter ook succes garanderen :-) Die t-shirt is ook superleuk gedaan!

  5. That is the cutest skirt! I can't tell it need one more piece it looks just right :0) Oh and the shirt really makes the whole outfit that much cuter!

  6. Geweldige combinatie, mooie stof voor de rok