4.28.2010

KITTY DRESS!!!!!!

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I know, I know. Kitten overload.

You've probably seen Miu Miu's spring 2010 collection, which used a fabulous kitty print in lots of designs. Needless to say, I loved it. Also needless to say, it's expensive. What's a girl to do? Make her own kitty dress of course!

Sam took me to the fabric store and in the back, with all the quilters cotton was this darling pink and white kitten fabric. Kittens playing with balloons, I could not resist. There was a teal, and I think a purple and yellow too, but pink is where it's at for me.

But I couldn't just stop at kitten fabric. I mean, it's really cute, but you only see the kitties if you are close up. And I want people to know I'm a crazy cat lady from a block away.

Giant kitty pockets are the answer!

So I cut out and embroidered little happy kitty faces, to hold secret notes and candy wrappers.

But it needed something else.....hmmmmm...let's see....oh I know!

"Meow!

And there you have it. My kitty dress.

:)

77 comments:

art*deco*dame said...

OMG!It is amazingly flippin' adorable!

Sara said...

oh, totally worth the wait!

Purple Deer said...

Amazing!!! Love it...Pink is perfect for you...I think I would have picked teal for myself. :)

Sammy said...

Aw! How cute! You make me want to start sewing again!

Miss Claire said...

It's puurrrity! (sorry, couldn't resist!) Wearing that dress is bound to turn a miserable day into a cheerful one :)

Heidi Ann said...

Okay - that dress might just be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Bombshell Bettie said...

Oh my gawd, that is the cutest thing i have ever seen! The kitten fabric with the kitty face pockets and the "meow" oh man, this dress is oozing adorable! I love it!

Alaura said...

Sorry to be a copy-cat (clever, I know) but I might have to make my own!

Too bad I'm not a very good sewer..

Luchie said...

hahaha too cute :)

Miss Kitty Boo said...

That dress is amazing! I love the colar and the pockets! I really must learn to sew after seeing this... :)

KTPink said...

the color, the print, the pockets, the embroidery- its all just so perfect! lovely job!

Amanda Atkins said...

It's so perfect!!!

vanessa said...

<3 it!! That dress is so totally amazing! Awesome details >.<

Clara Cupcakes said...

So flippin' adorable. It's the cat's meow!

I have a collection of wierd cat badges and I so dearly want to put together a chic crazy cat lady outfit. You beat me to it!

But I don't mind because you are just too darn cute! I love it!

Christina (from facebook) said...

Totally stinkin' cute! Good job!
When I get that skinny again, I'll have you make me one, too! :-)

Morgan and Lua said...

hahaha oh my gosh, this just took it to a whole new level!
It's Cute!

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

Rothmonsteress said...

So cute Solanah!

Mel said...

This dress is so adorable! Now I want to make an animal-themed dress :) I especially love the pockets!

Rueby... said...

OMG...that is the *coolest* dress I have seen in ages! So amazing Miss :) And SO creative...I would never think of doing something like that!

EJPcreations said...

That is adorable! So cute!

frenchtoile said...

I love it!
I wannit!

Anna | Mormor hade stil said...

"I'm a crazy cat lady from a block away." That made me laugh out loud! :-)

The dress is adorable.

Miss Emmi said...

Oh. my. GOD. That is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen.

JenLove said...

It's just too adorable!

Crazy cat lady is always a good look ^_^

A Broad Named Betty said...

One of the many reasons I wish we were friends. I love that you're fearless about displaying your cat mania even if it makes you a "crazy cat lady," as you've phrased it. But of course, we all know that you could never be a deranged kitty loving girl as I'm sure not one of them would dress as wonderful and be as ADORABLE as you. Stop being so cute. K, thanks!

Andi B. Goode said...

That is one of the most adorable dresses I have ever seen!
-Andi x

melina bee said...

I don't even have a cat and I looooove this. It is ssooo cute. where are the shoes from?

Bea W. said...

What an inspiration you are. This is absolutely adorable. I love it. I am a crazy cat lady myself and have just fallen in love with your cute little dress. I would have never thought of it but now you got me thinking that maybe I need to look into showing my love for the little furry friends in my sewing. I love your blog btw. Thanks for sharing this.
xx

Tilia said...

Very cute!

How did you attach the pockets? I don't see any stitching on it. :)

Purrfect Kat said...

this si so lovely!! super cute I loooooove it!!!
miaou

garofit said...

very cute indeed, love the fabric and shape of the dress!

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Solenn said...

Ooooh such a wonderful, perfect, cute dress ! Meooooow ! I'd like to sew such an adorable dress, but I'm afraid I have progresses to make first ! ;)
xo
Solenn

Bonita said...

It was well worth the wait - how adorable - and of course, you look just fabulous in it! What an inspiration to us all -- wear that on a gloomy, rainy day and it will change your whole mood!

Mosquito Head Madchen said...

Oh... it's super nice! I wish I could make such beautiful dresses :(


Just a question: do you know any online shop in wich I could buy nice fabric (and not veeery expensive?) I mean, there are not fabric stores anymore here in Barcelona and I am starting to get nervous about it... (it's an open question, if any of your readers could answer me as well it is ver welcome to do it! Thanks!!)


Georgina

Rose said...

oh my gosh, this is such a cute dress. You did a really great job with it. I love the colours too.

Rose

Tilia said...

@ Mosquito Head Madchen: I don't live in Barcelona, but in a city as big yours you must have minorities right? Those often have their own fabric shops. I live in a big city in Belgium and here in every big city it is like that. Here it's the minorities like the Moroccans, Turks,... who have those kind of shops. Maybe that helps?

Justice Pirate said...

Simply adorable! You are definitely beautiful in kitty print. hehe
+Victoria+
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Jenn said...

Too, too cute!!!

Love the pockets and the "meow"!

Hannahleh said...

Oh it's adorable! Wow you finished it quick! You must be a very skilled seamstress. =)

BaronessVonVintage said...

that is too adorable! Best of all, it seems to be the composite of everything you love, which makes it even more awesome!

Avalon76 said...

Solanah, you have outdone yourself this time. The cutest, sweetest, most adorable frock I've ever seen! BRILLIANT!

Sal said...

Well. That has GOT to be the best dress ever created. Seriously. I'm green with envy.

Tess said...

Yep, it's amazing. It could not be more perfect. That fabric, oh that fabric!

I bow down to the kitty queen.

sweetheart said...

eee! You are just the most amazing - it's so creative and the meow! is so good. <3

Su said...

That is the cutest dress EVER! You are so talented!

Cynthia said...

I'm so jealous!!! I want a dress like this one! You are very talented. I love everything about that dress. It's beautiful.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

oh my gosh! so cute...hey, do you live in portland? i'm moving there very shortly! so excited :)

BomshellShocked said...

Unbelievably Awesome!

storylandvintage said...

love this! im a crazy cat lady too and i would totally buy that.

Anonymous said...

*gasp* Could that dress, and you, be any cuter?!

I wish I knew vintage-loving people like you were I live, here in Ottawa. But at least there's the blogging world so I can feel as though I'm not alone in thinking that a kitty dress is a fantastic sartorial idea!

Xo,
Sarz

Jenni said...

SQUEE! Oh my God, I just died. This is so awesome.

BakeliteBebe said...

This dress kills me...it's crazy adorable!

Lindsay B. said...

My lord, this is probably the cutest dress I've ever seen. How long does it take you to make something like this?

Eline said...

Omg, this is so absolutely and amazingly perfect!

katy said...

amazing! i'm in love with your kitty dress, and if i saw you on the street i would want to take it off your back - but i wouldn't, because crazy cat ladies have to stick together.
i must say, this is fate, as i was at the fabric store yesterday and saw some amazing fabric with little kittens and polka dots and whatnot all over it, very vintage looking little kitties at that - but i resisted temptation, as i didn't know what to make with it. but now! oh, i think i just might have to go back...

Jocelyne said...

adorabuls!!! Love it!!

Miss Go Lightly said...

What an adorable and cute dress!

greeen sheeep said...

Meeeoooowww! How fun!

WhenSheWasGood said...

The cuteness is KILLING me!

Robin said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! That is the cutest!!!!!!

~Jolene'sMemoryKeeping said...

I absolutley love it, so very cute!

MadameDollface said...

I don't even like cats but I love this dress!

slovly.com said...

That is SO SO cute. I love your kitty dress! What an artist you are!

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

Wow! It's funny you mention Miu Miu, b/c that's exactly what this dress made me think of! I love the black piping and buttons on the dress. Plus, you made it yourself?? It's awesome!! Too cute ^__^

Q's Daydream said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I'm crazy about this dress! I have a zebra dress...but now I have to think of another animal I want all over me and then make a dress too! ;o)

Rose said...

Just discovered your blog and I adore it! Such a cute idea... love love love the kitty dress xo

rischa said...

I need to learn how to sew - this is beautiful!

Helen said...

that dress is AMAZING!!!

Solanah said...

Melina Bee, I got them at Marshalls, I forget what brand they are...

Tilia, The blanket stitching on the edges attaches them to the dress.

Mosquito Head Madchen, I'm not aware of any, but Etsy has some great fabric, vintage or not!

Rachel/Red Lips Vintage, I live near Portland, just across the river in Vancouver, when you live here you should visit me at the vintage shop I work at, I would love to meet you!

Lindsay B, It took a couple of days, the longest was the embroidery!

Tess, Thanks! Sorry, no commissions at the moment, but you never know ;)

Thanks so much for your comments everyone!

xoxo
Solanah

tastymoog said...

how darling! I especially like the 'meow' embroidery. :D

Recently found your blog; it's wonderful! :)

kimmy said...

Oh my!! i love it!!!! so pretty!
p.s, i love your hair!

Elissa said...

i love it!! adorable!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

The "I want people to know I'm a crazy cat lady from a block away" had me rolling. :)

The dress is FAN-freaking-tastic and that "Meow" on the collar was a touch of sheer genius.

Sarah said...

Gold, absolutely pure gold. That dress is amazing. I don't even like cats, but I would wear that dress in a heartbeat! ;p

Fraulein Nicole said...

How am I JUST now seeing this dress? I'm in love!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

If your'e going to be a crazy cat lady you may as well be a stylin' crazy cat lady. Love this!