Momma Cat was a lucky girl and received these two crochet books from Daddy Cat for Christmas!
You can see they both have a lot of different kinds of clothing you can crochet for your dolls. Momma Cat picked a pattern from the first book (the Teddy Suit pattern) and went to work!
She decided right away that She didn't want to make a Teddy Suit, She wanted to make a Cat Suit instead! Go figure! So she bought some black yarn and went to work.
She doesn't remember how long it took her to complete the outfit, but she was shocked when she went to put it on her doll! It was way tooooooooo small! It was probably her own fault for not checking the gauge when she first started (a very important step!), but she was not very happy with the outcome! So Momma Cat tore it apart and started completely over again!
She made the second Cat Suit and tried it on her doll. This time it fit, but it was so very difficult to get on, that she decided it needed to be redesigned. This caused no end of problems with the pattern, but she was able to re-make it with a back opening, including buttonholes and buttons. This is pretty essential when making doll clothes, as doll arms and torsos do not bend and twist the same way a human's can!
So, here's a picture of the finished Cat Suit from the back, you can see the tail, and the buttons!
|Cat Suit with button and buttonhole closure|
|Cat Suit from the front|
Please learn from Momma Cat's mistakes, so you don't have to make the same outfit three times, and have fun creating some one-of-a-kind doll clothes for your doll, or for a friend's.
- Momma Cat