I don’t think I could have chosen a more difficult pattern to do under a short deadline. This pattern was not a sleepy catnap, it was a real challenge! I had wanted to try something new for the contest. I also wanted the dress to be a bit more formal to contrast the adorable cat print.
This dress is a beautiful design. It is also completely lined. Not just a lining that is dropped into the dress, but a lining that is sewn onto the facings and finishes the insides and hems cleanly. It’s serious. The front placket hides a row of snap closures. There is so much great detail and fitting in this dress. It’s pretty much a work of art.
While I was sewing it into the early hours of the morning before the deadline, I was definitely cursing myself for not choosing an easier pattern. That said, I do love this dress and how it turned out. It seems the perfect way for me to sport some kitty cats. Quite a few people have asked how Maisy feels about this dress – She doesn’t mind, she loves Lizzy House cats as much as I do.
You can check out all the entries into the Catnap Dress Contest here. There are so many wonderful Catnap dresses!
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your dress is fabulous! love it!
This dress is gorgeous! You have really inspired me to try and make more of my own clothes, its so much more satisfying and personal. Great work and thanks for sharing!
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Okay, so I’m going to be honest, I’m not a fan of cat prints or dresses made with cat prints for that matter, but this is AWESOME Karyn! Goes to show that picking the perfect pattern an achievibg great fit will make a print really shine. These colours are great on you and the fit is terrific. You look so chic!
I love that you picked a more formal pattern for this. It’s very sexy!
All your hard work definitely paid off. This dress looks awesome!
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This is absolutely beautiful! Love the more formal dress with the cute print, such a good choice!
It was worth it! It looks wonderful. And aspecially wonderful on you. Really great!
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I have had this pattern on my waiting list for a while. I love that you made it in a quilting cotton as I have a few dress length pieces awaiting a project. Very cute!
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Love this! (Not surprisingly, since I basically love everything you make.) Thanks for introducing me to the catnap contest – kitties + sewing, what’s not to love?
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Such a beautiful dress!
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I love the colours of this fabric & the dress is gorgeous! all your hard work shows – it looks beautifully finished
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this is so stunning!!! It looks well worth the effort. Simply gorgeous. And those colors are totally your colors, I’m thinking Lizzy used them just for you! 🙂