It’s August Bank Holiday here in England and traditionally the whole of the UK either queues in traffic on the M5, or does a spot of DIY, falls off a ladder and queues up in the local A & E. Let me save you from all that bother….I have a much better idea. Let’s make a dress instead…
I’m so pleased to announce the release of a new pattern…welcome to The Kitty Dress!
Kitty is a great addition to your wardrobe, a semi-fitted shift style dress with 2 sleeve options – ¾ length with a bound hem or a short sleeve, a Peter Pan collar and bust dart detail. She is fastened at the back neck with a button and loop closure…no zip to sew! (you’re welcome). Oh, and she has in-seam pockets too!
The ¾ sleeve version is just perfect for Autumn, just wear her with tights and boots and BOOM! you’re ready to face the winter sun! The ¾ sleeve has elbow darts, one of my favourite details. Topstitching makes a big appearance on Kitty, the darts – bust, elbow and shoulder darts, along with the centre front and back seam are edgestitched and the peter pan collar is footstitched, but you can leave this off if you prefer – the joy of making is you get to decide! (Watch out for an up coming Top stitching Tutorial)
Version B is the short sleeve option; both sleeve styles have a gently gathered sleeve head. Having the 2 sleeve options is great, I like to have all wardrobe/weather eventualities covered…I don’t know about where you live but I spent last weekend thinking about cosy jumpers and then it hit 30° on Tuesday!
And as a little Bank Holiday gift…you can get 20% off The Kitty Dress for the rest of August!
Fabrics: Ruby red organic cotton crossweave from Raystitch (¾ sleeve version)
Denim – Ikea tablecloth(¾ sleeve version)
Indigo linen spot from Guherie & Ghani (short sleeve version)
Thanks to my lovely model Eve, and photographer Emilie