Catnap Dress Contest

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Lizzy House had the best idea ever to hold a dress contest for her fabric line Catnap.  Participants chose to either make an adult dress or one for little girlies.  I opted to sew myself a full skirt sleeveless dress, perfect for wearing to cat tea parties:

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The pattern is Simplicity 1873 by Cynthia Rowley, Style B.  I had to merge two sizes in order to get the perfect fit and I added an inch to the bodice length.

dress-3Nope, these aren’t my kids.  I went to a girls-only party at EmmmyLizzy’s so I could hang with these darling ladies in their Catnap dresses!

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More pictures and one tip for sewing pleats after the jump!

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The pleated skirt is divine, and although the instructions are pretty clear I wanted to just share my trick.  Write at the very top of your skirt fabric some clues! The seam allowance is 5/8″ so you have plenty of room to mark where your pleat should start and a directional arrow.  The X marks where the fold should land.

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Bonus photo for sticking to the end!  Yup, flask. ; )

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Catnap Dress Contest

  1. Oh gosh you last picture!! I loooooove it!
    Love the dress!

  2. BHAHAHAHAHA…omg you are too cute.

  3. rachael {imagine gnats}

    love it!!!

  4. Beth Essington

    Too too cute!

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