This sweet cat costume Little Black Cat Costume was created using a Simplicity pattern as the base and the cutest cat fabric by Ann Kelle.
Happy Halloween! Today I’m sharing this cute little black cat costume I made my daughter for Halloween! It was inspired by the black cat in the Maisy books which are favorites in our house :)
I found beautiful black cat fabric by Anne Kelle at our local quilt store and from there the costume took shape. Instead of making an actual cat costume, I decided to make an adorable dress with cat accessories. The best part of this plan was that the dress could be work after Halloween!
The fabric is part of the Urban Zoologie collection designed by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman. I love Ann Kelle’s designs and especially love her Urban Zoologie collection. I have used the bunny fabric from this same line to make Easter basket liners!
I used a pattern I already owned, Simplicity 1205, and made a few alterations to it. You can see another dress I made with this same pattern, my Choo Choo Train Dress. For this cat dress, I made the front bodice piece just one piece instead of two, removing the horizontal seam that was splitting it up. I also added several layers of black and purple tulle to the sleeves and the skirt. I cut the skirt so it would be fuller and added black piping to the waistline.
The hat was a great find from Babies “R” Us for under $5. I covered the gold ears and nose with silver glitter heat transfer material to match her dress and treat bag. Here are a couple pictures of the inside of the dress – you can see the layers of tulle!
I created a little black cat treat bag to go with the dress. Check out the tutorial and grab a free pattern for the Little Black Cat Felt Treat Bag.
I love how cute this little black cat dress and costume turned out! Happy Halloween everyone!!