There is a new pattern named Katy and it is the best moment of my life!!!

Oct 28, 2021

Have you ever had a moment in your life where you were suddenly like, “I’ve officially achieved greatness.” ??  I didn’t think this moment would ever happen for me but LOOK Y’ALL: there is a pattern with my name on it!!  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas!!!!!

My girl Catherine at Made for Mermaids has been heckled by me for years.  They all have, truly, about getting my name on a pattern.  I really meant it all in jest, I didn’t think they’d really do it — or that they should do it.  It was just fun to tease them.  But a month-ish ago Catherine showed me her ideas for a Katy pattern and I was floored at it’s gorgeousness.  I’m honored to have my namesake pattern be this one.  It’s amazing!!

Let’s call out some of my favorite features:

  • FUN SLEEVES!! There’s a bishop sleeve option, as well as a fitted sleeve and I am in LOVE with the bishop version.  LOVE.
  • Awesome necklines — mock turtleneck for when I’m feeling a little fancy, and obvs the lower scoop neckline for every other moment of my life.
  • Multiple lengths….especially the dresses but the fact that there’s a perfectly place shirt length is just the tops.

My first version of the Katy (whoop whoop!) pattern was in a dress length, as made obvious by the cover photo and these images I’m sharing right now, haha.  I had this vision for the perfect holiday dress and rushed to the store to find some crushed velvet.  I pretend to not like crushed velvet…and yet some of my favorite dresses are made with it.  So, there’s that.

The side knot feature looks like it would make this pattern a tricky sew, but it’s actually drafted in a super genius way.  I love that it adds a little ruching almost to the front to disguise my tummy a bit and accentuate my waist.  The dress length is such a perfect fit, honestly.  It’s body skimming but not body hugging and that back seaming just makes the fit so comfortable.  I’m a fan.  Can you tell?

Oh and those SLEEVES!!!  I can’t say enough times how enamored I am with fun sleeves.  I even love them so much that I’m willing to gather a million sleeves just so I have more like this in my closet.  It’s just so much more fun to wear something with a little movement and added details.

I was making a joke with Bennett about these photos, realizing maybe I should have put some nylons on because I look like a floating red dress with no body.  My legs are SO PALE in these photos and the dress is so deliciously red.  It’s such a funny contrast!  #palepeopleproblems

Are you sold on the Katy yet?  You should be!!  Go snag this pattern for yourself and make a Katy dress.  You know you want to!

Patterns: Katy Side Knot Top/Dress by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: Red Crushed Velvet from JoAnn Fabrics

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1 Comment

  1. Abbey

    Katy, your pattern namesake is just as fabulous as you are! 🤩🤩🤩 love this red velvet fabric


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