Meet Mama Cat and Her Skirt-Dwelling Kittens! Oh, wait. You guys already know her. I’ve made quite a few Mama Cats over the years, and I’ve decided to put together a pattern so that you can make one too, if you’d like. The Mama Cats I’ve made have mostly been gifts for little girls, and they’ve always been well received. I’m releasing the pattern now, just in case you know someone who needs one for a Christmas or Hanukkah present. Let’s get making!
The details: Mama Cat is a full stuffed animal who wears a dress and an apron. She has three little kittens (two toddlers and a baby), and all the kittens wear little outfits, like a skirt or a bunting or a criss-cross dress. Mama and all her kittens are completely dress-able and undress-able, because it’s really more fun that way. The bottom of Mama Cat’s dress is sewn closed like a sack so it can be used as a hiding place (AKA storage) for all her little children.
One of my favorite things about this pattern is how customizable it is. You can change the number of kittens to match the number of people in your family, or you can make a cat the same color as your family cat. You can add detail to the cats’ clothes with ric-rack, embroidery or other trims. There’s room to be creative and personal.
I love this pattern, and I hope you will too. I am listing it both on Etsy and Craftsy. I know most people are already set up on Etsy, but Craftsy has the added benefit of giving you access to your pattern immediately after purchase. I could use a couple of people to make and review the pattern – let me know if you’re interested! ETA: Reviewers found. Thank you very much!
ETA – I got some questions on the bodice, so I’ve added a bodice walk-through here.