Monday, January 16, 2017

The Housecat Dress

I was originally thinking of calling this one "The Cat's Meow" since we've been re-watching Jeeves & Wooster lately & now those sort of statements pop into my head regularly,
but this time of year I would definitely consider myself a housecat so I went down that route instead. I'm usually known as 'the outside auntie' by my nieces & nephews whenever they want someone to play with them outside. 
{Compared with my sister Aimee who is decidedly 'the inside auntie.'}
Winter is probably my favorite season just because I love the coziness of being stuck indoors when the weather outside is frightful. {And winter contains Christmas which puts it way ahead of the other seasons in the favorite department.}
Plus this frock will more than likely be rarely seen outside of the house. So...housedress.
 I bought this flannel fabric just days after our cat had to be put to sleep.


We had enjoyed that little creature's sweet company for 15 1/2 years. Over half my life! So, needless to say this fabric was an emotionally charged purchase. The little cats on here do look remarkably like Kitty. At least now without a cat to warrant my status as crazy cat lady I have this frock to lend credence to that title. πŸ˜‰
I guess this lil frock is sort of a tribute to her.

{This has been my favorite hairdo lately. I think it has a fun 60s vibe to it.}

I used Simplicity1080. Omitting the pockets, tucks & ties and adding elastic to the waist instead. {Cuz once you've accidentally dipped the ties in the toilet it's one time too many. True story.}


And can you even handle the cuteness of these slippers? 😻
Apparently I'm going to be drawn to cat motifs at least for a while. 😸

Stay hep cats!
{hugs}
Michelle 😽
The Crazy Cat Lady 😹


14 comments:

  1. I had no idea you'd lost you beloved kitty. I'm so sorry. I'll be in the same position as you sooner than I could want, as Beau turns 13 this year and is already feeling 'old'. This won't be our first and it takes awhile to get over it. I like that kitty dress tribute. Yes, the shoes are precious. Maybe winter will finish quickly and we can all get "outside" again!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. It was a very sad loss. We do get so attached to our little pets! Hopefully Beau stays well for a good amount of time. ♡

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  2. I love your creativity, Michelle! And this frock is perfectly gorgeous and so *you*! You have fantastic style! {{smiles}} I am so terribly sorry to hear about your beloved kitty...it is always heartbreaking to have to part with a special pet... We recently added a kitten to our family and Oscar has become so dear to us that I couldn't imagine losing him!
    Loving your sweet new blog...hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks so much, sweet girl! Oh, a new kitten is such fun! Enjoy your special time with the little dear.

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  3. Love the dress, Shel! What a great tribute to Kitty. I'm sure she would have *loved* to lay on it...especially if it was in your clean-ready-to-be-put-away laundry pile! Ha ha!! She brought a lot of comfort and joy to our lives. ♡

    PS...Inside Aunties 4evaahhh!!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Aims! Haha! πŸ˜‚ Yes, she certainly would have loved to lounge on it after it was freshly washed.

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  4. We have a barn cat that will probably have a litter soon so maybe you could be a cat lady again with a new kitten? :)

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    1. Haha! I've definitely thought about a kitten, Rachel! I don't think I'm quite ready for a new pet though. We are completely animal free at the moment & I'm rather enjoying the freedom. πŸ˜‰

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  5. sweet story...sorry bout your kitty...sweet house frock hough. Dottie Angel? I need to make myself another...so comfy and easy pasy to sew. I made three! xo

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    1. Thanks so much! I love this Dottie Angel pattern. So comfy. Though I pretty well just disregard the instructions & do whatever I want. I've got another one cut out that I need to sew. As well as a few others living in my brain. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Hello, sweet Michelle! What a delight your new blog is! You and your posts always bring a smile to my face and a song to my heart :)

    I hope your New Year is off to a beautiful start. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Stephanie! Welcome to my new blog.

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  7. ♥ your new blog and blog name. very fitting.
    you said, "Cuz once you've accidentally dipped the ties in the toilet it's one time too many."
    i say, "oh yes .. happened to me last saturday at work (antique shop). i wear a paint smock and one of the ties....you guessed it. argh." ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sherry & welcome! πŸ˜„ Haha! It's such a horrible feeling, isn't it?

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