These ended up being no quick make but that's not something I mind at all. I drafted a pattern onto freezer paper for the head and body and made separate legs and arms which I sewed into the body. I had plenty of inspiration while I worked!
I had fun making kitty's face with felt and some machine embroidery so everything is securely stitched down. I drafted a heart shape for her nose.
Probably the best bit was deciding on the fabric for kitty's dress. I wanted it to have a bright, colourful feedsack look. I twinned this with a lace tie at the neckline so the dress could be removed and I embellished the skirt with patches of vintage floral embroidery and a little word patch unique to kitty!
I soon found making these kittys addictive and so Purrfect Ruby soon had a friend!
Then my mind started to buzz with the possibilities of a whole litter of kittys in different colours! I think the black kitty is my favourite of all but then...
Obviously I also had to make a ginger kitty.
So there they are, resplendant in their fancy frocks, my "Feedsack Felines"!
Vorey is not sure what to think of it all...
I was making these kittys to sell but I must confess, I am finding it hard to let them go. But I have given myself a stern talking to and realised that I would love to make more anyway, so for now, I have listed one in my Etsy shop. She's a very learned kitty and is patiently reading a book waiting to go on her travels to pastures new!