KCW: Cats meow skirtOctober 27, 2013
Following on from my theme of being a pinterest inspired kids' clothes week, I made Isabella this 'Cats meow skirt', inspired by this pin...
After seeing this image, I knew Isabella would loooooove a skirt like this!! She loves animals and she loves pretending to be an animal - particularly - cats, dogs, rabbits and foxes!! We also have a cat, so making her a cat skirt was sure to be a good idea...
I made the skirt and showed Isabella. Her eyes lit up and she wanted to put it on before it was finished. I quickly threaded the elastic through, finished it off and gave her our cat mask and asked would she mind if I took some photos of her in her cat skirt pretending to be a cat....yeah...she thought she could manage that!
I used the Oliver + S Sunday brunch skirt pattern and just added ears when sewing the waistband on. I then hand-stitched the whiskers with 6 strands of embroidery thread and sewed on brown button eyes and a rusty pink button nose (at Isabella' request). The fabric is a lovely midnight blue velvet which was given to me by a lovely friend. The pocket lining is a sweet navy and white spot.
Oh yeah...she loves the skirt! And I have to admit, Issie looks rather Wonder Womanish with her red boots!!
I know this is one that Isabella will want to wear again and again. It feels good to sew something they love!