Added Jun 29, 2014
Being 100% cat lady I am, you can imagine my excitement when I saw this cat printed fabric in our store! Plus it’s chiffon, which happens to be my favorite material ever. The only downside of getting your hands on something as awesome as this fabric is that you’re bound to be terrified to cut into that beauty. To ease my way into that decision (after waiting for more than two years!) I started with cutting just a piece of it, so that I have enough of the fabric left to make another dress. I think that’s was rather good decision, since now I’m gonna have two dresses with this super cute print. Yay :)
Inspiration for the design came from this outfit by beautiful Rebecca of The Clothes Horse. I am the biggest fan of her sweet and ladylike style and her blog is a constant source of inspiration for me. I really love how the flounces of the blouse hugs the body, so Pre-Raphaelite like. I thought it would be cute to make it as a dress, so I did :)
The pattern is semi-self drafted in the sense that I took some basic bodice pattern, changed the neckline into deep V and then I drafted the flounce myself. Skirt is pretty simple, with three box pleats on both sides. There’s an invisible zipper in the side seam, and that’s about it :) I’m absolutely in love with the dress and can’t wait to wear it all the time! Hope you like it as well :)
After I decided to use cat printed chiffon for the skirt I started looking for some monochrome fabric in a coordinating color for the top part. Luckily I found this rayon in some off-white shade, it has the most beautiful drape which makes the flounce very soft and flowy. The pictures did turned out a tad to bright so the color of the top is almost blending with my skin, but I like them still :)
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