29 September 2016

Kitty Print Rosa Shirt

Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons
Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons


One can never have enough kitty print handmade clothing IMHO.

Remember my cat print Carolyn PJs? When I bought the lovely cotton lawn fabric on my Japan trip in January, I couldn't resist getting the same print in black and white too. Before I made the PJs, I'd already put the B&W fabric to good use for this shirt version of the Rosa sewing pattern.

The pattern is a great showcase for a cute print like this, and I've been wearing the shirt to death these past few months with jeans and dungaree dresses (you can see me wearing it in the Sew Your Own Shirt or Shirt Dress workshop videos). I love it!

Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons
Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons

Because it's a busy print, I decided to highlight the lovely yoke seams on the pattern with black piping. You could also add piping to the collar, princess seams and/or pocket edge if you want to. I didn't bother with this one, partly because I wanted to try a more subtle look, partly because it was a speedy sample made during the pattern development phase and I had a deadline!

For the same reason, I didn't bother pattern matching the pockets (let alone the seams - cripes!) like I did on my PJs - sorry to disappoint those of you who admired the PJs pockets, but life's just too short for pattern matching sometimes - and hopefully no one's going to get close enough to my chest to notice, hehe :)

Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons
Kitty Rosa shirt - Tilly and the Buttons

What fabric are you making your Rosa shirt or shirt dress in? I'd love to see! Share your makes or your works-in-progress with us on Instagram @TillyButtons #SewingRosa.

PS. Want some help making a shirt like this? Sign up to our online video workshop Sew Your Own Shirt or Shirt Dress :)

4 comments:

  1. I can't believe I don't have a single kitty print fabric in my wardrobe. I've got loads of cat hair, but no kitty print, LOL.

    This kitty print Rosa Shirt! It's adorable!

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  2. I love this pattern and can't wait to make it but I need some super fabric like this, I love the kitties!! Getting lots of inspiration from the different versions I'm seeing popping up.

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  3. I NEED a kitty print top in my life. I really like how the black piping gives the eye a nice focal point - I think it shows off the print well.

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