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! My kids were over the moon with their costumes this year. My daughter loves the little black cat in the Maisy books so I knew it would be a great costume.
I found the beautiful black cat fabric at our local quilt store. It is part of the Urban Zoologie collection designed by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman. I love Ann Kelle’s designs! The little black cats are so cute and the fabric was perfect for a little Halloween dress!
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!!