Cats on cats on cats
Miss Crayola Creepy 9:55 PM Completed project
Fun Erin fact: when I was growing up I lived on a cattle ranch in the country. Isn't it funny to think of me riding horses, feeding baby cows, climbing trees, watching chicks hatch, riding quads, and running around and getting dirty? Anyways, my family always had lots of cats around. Some people would dump them on our property and they would wander to our house, we would adopt some, and my sister was known to find strays and bring them home by hiding them in the back of my mom's car without her knowledge. Sometimes we would have as many as ten (they were outdoor animals) which was great for the rodent situation that comes with living in the country and great for me because I genuinely love cats. This skirt is my tribute to my childhood cat homies on the ranch (BW, Sunny, Dandy, Harry, Faith, Iris, Joey, Christopher, Antonio, Fluffy, Stuffy, Garfield, Ivory, Sugar Cookie, etc.).
The skirt is one of my TNT patterns, the Colette Patterns Mabel. You guys have already heard me rave about it a couple of times, so check out my previous versions (V1 and V2) if you want more details. I used this fun cat fabric from Britex which is called "scuba," something I have never sewn with before. The texture is so interesting and hard to describe accurately, but I would say that it feels like a combination between a wetsuit and and a medium knit fabric.
Normally, I wouldn't buy fabric at the Britex price point, but I figured that Mabel only uses a yard and it was my birthday gift to myself and I do what I want! ;) So I bought it. It was the perfect instant gratification project, which I needed. When I got my sewing machine back from being serviced I was jonesing for a quick and easy project and Mabel fit the bill perfectly.
Oh, Sonja gave me a really good tip for the troubles I was having with tunneling when using my twin needle. She suggested turning the tension down reallyyyyy low and it worked. Thanks for the tip, Sonja!
Are there any other crazy cats ladies out there? Should we do a sewing challenge where we all make garments from cat themed fabric? Hmm, I just thought of that as I was typing and now I am actually kind of serious about it...