The Kitty Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend you make a toile of the bodice in an inexpensive fabric to check the fit and make any adjustments before cutting into your selected fabric.
For the different versions of the Kitty Dress we recommend different fabrics, and this mostly comes down to the skirt. For all versions you’re looking for a lightweight woven fabric. For the gathered skirt we recommend light to medium weight cotton fabrics such as lawn, poplin, seersucker, double gauze and quilting cottons. These will create a full skirt, perfect for adding a vintage touch. For the panelled skirt (or a floatier gathered skirt) choose something lightweight with a good drape, such as crepe, viscose, rayon and cotton voile. This will result in a less full skirt with a great swish-factor! Linen and linen blends could be suitable for all versions depending on the weight and drape. To find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.
You will also need 11-12 buttons and a lightweight fusible interfacing.
The Kitty Dress PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
- fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
- copyshop permission letter
The tiled print-at-home Kitty Dress PDF sewing pattern is separated into a PDF for each bodice and skirt option, meaning you don’t have to print everything. The bodice PDFs are 17 pages long, skirt 1 (the panelled skirt) is 34 pages long and skirt 2 (the gathered skirt) is 27 pages long.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.