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Maven Patterns Kitty Dress

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Buy the Kitty Dress sewing pattern from Maven Patterns. This lovely semi-fitted dress has feature bust darts and topstitched seam details. Additional details include a Peter Pan collar, gathered sleeve heads, and in-seam pockets. Easy to wear all year round, Version A has 3/4 length sleeves, while Version B has short sleeves.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

- PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight denims, chambrays, linen, cotton twills, fine wools.

Fabric requirements: Repeating patterns, checks or stripe matching may take more fabric.

Version A: 150 cm wide fabric: One way or two way lay, 1.8 m // 115 cm wide fabric: One way lay, 2.6 m / Two way lay, 2.4 m.

Version B: 150 cm wide fabric: One way or two way lay, 1.6 m // 115 cm wide fabric: One way lay, 2.4 m / Two way lay, 2.15 m.

Sizing: UK 8 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 16/18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Fusible interfacing, 90 cm wide x 50 cm; button; strong thread for button loop.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Mel Forrest
Clever drafting and interesting details

I bought the Kitty dress some time ago and I'm so pleased I finally got around to sewing it! The main features that drew me to Kitty were the adorable Peter Pan collar, the unusual elbow darts and the fascinating bust dart feature. I made the Rochester dress by Maven last year, so I knew I wase in for a pattern drafting treat!

Construction was an absolute pleasure and Mrs Maven’s attention to detail is fabulous. Little things like the under collar being drafted slightly smaller than the top collar to ensure it rolls under when pressed make sewing such a pleasure. I was also really impressed with the way the pockets are drafted to allow you to overlock around the edge of them and the side-seam in one fell swoop, which gives such a tidy finish.

I used 100% linen for my dress and it works really well for the pattern. I cut a straight size 10 and I think the dress fits well overall, but the bust dart sits a good 1.5″ underneath my bust apex. In the sample photos of the beautiful pink version, that dart is sitting much, much higher up – right on the fullest part of the model’s bust. I am lacking significantly in the boobage department, which is probably why – if I make the dress again I will see if it is possible to raise the dart so it sits higher up.

I'm really pleased with my finished dress and I think it's a pattern I will sew again - I'd like to make a version with short sleeves and maybe another winter Kitty in a nice wool blend. If you would like to see more photos of my finished dress including some close-ups of that lovely collar and gathered sleeve head, I have written a blog post and you can find it here.

Maven Patterns Kitty Dress

If you've never sewn a Maven pattern you are missing out. Their drafting and instructions are outstanding and I really recommend anybody to try them.

The Kitty has a strong 60s vibe and I love the horizontal dart at the front. It also features a Peter Pan collar, 2 sleeve options and pockets. Great pattern for an adventurous beginner and no zips nor buttonholes to worry about. The dress is finished with facings, and I particularly like the clean look at the keyhole opening on the back.

I made a size 10 at the bust grading out to a 12 on the hips but would've probably been alright with a straight 10. I love the finished dress, though: lots of room to move and very comfortable indeed. Plus, I really enjoyable and easy project. Definitely a thumbs up from me.

More details and photos can be found on my blog here: