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Little Black Dress, With Added Cats

Added Feb 17, 2014

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany






My original plan for this project was a little black dress, but through a string of coincidences I ended up with something a lot more fun. I had decided to make a size 38 since the trauma of my pink summer dress is still all too fresh in my memory and I automatically distrust all Burda Young patterns. I had bought not enough fabric for this size, though, so I had to improvise. Going through my fabric stash I discovered I had some leftovers from my awesome cat t-shirt and thought why not? It’d make a more cheerful choice for our dreary German winter than a completely black dress.

Regarding my choice of size, I should have really known better by now. Burda patterns usually have a crazy amount of ease built in, only said pink summer dress seems to have been the odd one out. As you can see, the finished dress is too big for me, but I’m actually okay with that. It’s comfy as hell and very warm to boot. The cat print is so much fun, too!

Go over to my blog to see more pictures!




Fall, Winter
Garment Type



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    Feb 17, 2014, 09.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Nice dress! and I like the cat fabric as well :-)

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      Feb 18, 2014, 09.11 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :D

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    Feb 17, 2014, 08.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and i love the cat fabric x

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      Feb 17, 2014, 08.35 PMby caireen

      Thank you! I love it too, I wish I had more of it.

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    Feb 17, 2014, 07.38 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, I love this fabric!

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      Feb 17, 2014, 08.34 PMby caireen

      Me too … such a lucky find! :)

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