The Cat's Away Dress: a Fabricville project

4:58 PM

I finished this dress, my latest project for the Fabricville Blog, a week or two ago. But then the weather turned back into something a little more seasonal, so I couldn't wear it outside to get any pics without turning a shade of blue that would clash with the dress - finally a sunny and not absolutely freezing day arrived & I enjoyed taking some photos to share with you.

To learn more about this dress, check out my post at the Fabricville blog!

It's McCalls 7534 and it's made with a Fabricville quilting cotton -- yes it's true, I can't resist fun prints! Considering my last Fabricville dress was made of quilting cotton adorned with marching elephants, I thought it was only fair that these playful mice got their chance.

I made a few small alterations, including adding pockets -- of course -- but didn't have to change much about this pattern to make it fit me. More information will be shared shortly when my Fabricville Blog post goes up!

But I'll leave you with this. Since this IS a dress featuring mice playing while the cat's away (including this image)

I simply had to get out my own hula hoop and play a bit in the backyard. Enjoy!


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    1. Thank you! It's such a nice tone of red as well as just being a cute print :)

  2. Love the Hula Hooping! Impressive!

    1. Ha! Thanks, I really enjoy it - it's the only kind of exercise I can stick with!

  3. Your dress looks great on you! I am going to look at the pattern. I am a sleeve girl so I hope there is a version with sleeves.

    1. Thanks so much - yes, I am generally a sleeve person as well - this is as close to sleeveless as I like. The pattern does have sleeve options so it's infinitely adaptable - hope you'll give it a try!


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