As promised, I’m going to start having a monthly Guest Star on my blog! 🙂 I decided to start small for October. Very small.
October’s Guest Star is none other than my sweet little kitty, Gypsy! 🙂 Here she is, checking out today’s piece (another Dollar-a-Pound Goodwill find) I love this little shirt!
Fella eyed me skeptically when I told him I wanted to make a shirt for Gypsy.
Fella: She’ll hate you for this. You know that right?
Me: But she might really like wearing clothes! It’ll be cute!
Fella: Cats don’t wear clothes, Jillian.
Me: But Gypsy is special!
Fella: I hope she forgives you one day for this.
Undaunted, I measured Gypsy to see how snug I needed to make her new shirt.
Then, I cut the back of the shirt down the center.
Next, I cut off part of the length that would be going over Gypsy’s back, so it wouldn’t drag.
Then, I hemmed those raw edges under.
I’m almost done! I grabbed a piece of velcro from my stash…
And stitched them to the bottom of Gypsy’s new shirt, where it will wrap around her belly. 🙂 This will also make it easy to remove if she hates it.
Now Gypsy’s new tee is all done and ready for a test drive!
I tentatively put it on her.
Gypsy looked pretty miserable in her new tee, so I quickly took it off of her, and gave her many treats for being such a good little sport. 🙂 I’ll pass it off to a friend with a small dog. I guess Fella was right…Cats aren’t meant to wear clothes. :/
Thanks, Gypsy! 🙂
18 thoughts on “Day 116: October’s Guest Star!”
I made my cat a tutu, lasted two seconds on her :] =^..^=
I have an adorable and tiny black and white tuxedo cat named Boots. I found a dress that was probably intended for a very tiny dog while shopping at a thrift shop. It is pink and white lepoard print with ruffles and a bow. The color looks great on her, and whenever she wears it she just struts around like royalty, (even more than usual for a cat).
A friend of mine has a sphinx cat (hairless) who gets weekly baths and has his own wardrobe.
I don’t think you should ever let cats near velcro or vice versa. Can you imagine getting that stuff caught in your hair? It would be the same if not worse for a cat, wouldn’t it?
Love love love the POW kitty tee!! So sad that Gypsy didn’t wanna sport the tee but I’m sure she knew momma’s intentions were good. She definitely earned good kitty fashion points.
Sooo funny! Maybe I should do one for Luna and Alfi 🙂
I hope they like wearing clothes more than poor little Gypsy! 😀
The best pic is you measuring the cat!
That poor kitteh!!!
But hi-LARious. 🙂
Do you think Smokie would like a shirt? 😉
Cute project. Love your cat. Never would have thought of making a cover the kitty. Cool.
Ya, cats don’t like to be dressed up with one exception I know of. The daughter of a friend who had peeps over to paint made outfits for her cat and her cat was constantly dressed up all the time. She was very stylish including hats and booties sometimes. It must have been a ragdoll cat because they are probably the only ones that would put up with that. The daughter even had a cat fashion show once with many outfit changes. Well thanks for this post I have to make a t-shirt for my rescue doggie. She is basically bald and what hair/fur she has is so thin I can see her skin through it so she must be cold. I’ll be checking out my t-shirt stash. Love you!
When I was little I would dress my cats in my doll dresses…they always just laid there and meowed like crazy SOOOO…from experience (lol), Gypsie did very well!!! and I’m sure she will forgive you!
She was verrrry nice about it. She just sat there…looking really ashamed. 🙁 I couldn’t leave it on her. 🙂
Had to send you the photo in this link of my cat and her shirt! https://picasaweb.google.com/wubo60/CatphotosContest?authkey=Gv1sRgCMnnjt3On7C5Ww#5667079825682556866
Last Halloween season I found this kid’s tee at a thrift store and decided to make a shirt for a friend’s tiny poodle. I used FatKitty as my model (the velcro barely reached around her!). And you are all right about cats and clothes! She sat quietly while I took the photo, but I swear she looks ashamed! She definitely thought it was something only dogs should do!!
Oh no!!!!! She looks so sad! Just like Gypsy! I’ll never make my kitty wear clothes again. 🙂
One of my FAVORITE refashions to date! Ha ha – this so makes me laugh as I also subject both my dog and my cat to costumes for Christmas photos. It takes a few days for kitty to come near me after that, thank goodness there’s a Christmas tree by then to divert her attention! Thanks for the laugh Jillian – it IS cute!
Thanks! Gypsy has been eyeing me suspiciously since the incident. I’m sure she’ll come around! 😉