Miss Kitty Lucky
The daunting theme of this month's
Month of Softies is "Vintage Catwalk." I
a vague idea in my head, but finally sat down to work on it last
night. I knew I wanted a svelte cat in a cocktail dress. While
I was digging in the Abyss Closet, I came across this forgotten
leopard print. Purr-fect.
She was actually
super easy and quick. I drew her form in white tailor's pencil
on black cotton. Made the ears, Sewed the ears into the front
and back. Turned her right side out, painted on her face. Waited
for her to dry, ironed her face. Stuffed her. Went to bed.
made the dress and choker. The dress is designed to mimic the
shape of her ears. the two "ears" were sewn to a waistband.
Then I cut a rectangle of fabric and pleated it. Ironed that and
pinned it to the waistband. Sewed that up and sewed the side seam
far enough to still get to over her hips (you can't see that,
but she's curvalicious). Then I sewed the dress to her. Finished
it off with the choker and the eight ball charm I had from yeeears
ago. She stands a proud 20" tall.
pleased by her pose and her expression. And the dress is darn