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New Pattern: The Kitty Dress!


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!THE KITTY DRESS_MAVEN PATTERNS

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)

Teal linen (washed and worn!) from Raystich (currently out of stock) but I’ve also got some from Fabrics Galore

                         Thanks to my lovely model Eve, and photographer Emilie









6 thoughts on “New Pattern: The Kitty Dress!

  1. […] will be followed by a first attempt at the new Kitty Dress by Maven Patterns.  There will definitely be a bedsheet toile of this […]

  2. How would I do a full bust adjustment on this? I’m a DD cup and this dress looks snug on the bust of your model (who I’d guess is a B/C). I’ve printed out the size 16 because it was closest to my bust measurement and my toile seems to indicate that if I leave the bust as is, I’ll need to add darts in the front from the high hip leading up to the bust line and I’d refer not to do that.

    1. Hi, I’m planning to do a full bust adjustment tutorial for this pattern very, very soon!

      1. How soon ? Just planning ahead, bought the pattern, hoping to use it for Australian summer. Looks like it might have to be a winter project.

        1. Hi! I’m in the process of doing it now, so hopefully this week (maybe next week!)

  3. […] gold/brown fabric, which perfectly highlights the yellow in the blue fabric. I recently saw the Kitty Dress by Maven Patterns and loved the cute collar, and I immediately thought that the collar would be a great possibility […]

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