It was great to get the feel of my legs but they were not really there…. So, when Mom started working on attaching them I got real excited!!
It was a process and since there is no pattern for me, we had to figure it out as we went. We took some of that nice ribbon that the lady gave mom and opened it up. Then ironed it flat. Perfect size for a pair of underwear and holder of my legs under the dress.
Easy peasy sewing according to mom and next we stuffed the silkies to just the right plumpness.
About this time the Inspector General Reggie came by.
He said get back to work and quit taking my picture. You know cats are camera shy. So off to the next step. Had to judge how much stuffing was needed so my pantaloons did not show.
Next we had to align my legs to attach them to my panties. Mom always knew one was longer than the other and now was the time to fix that. She did not want a gimpy kitty girl!!
Once they were measured Mom got them arranged ready for the next test. I told you that we had to make this up as we went.
This next step is not for a sewing machine. If we did that I would loose my kitty curves and be kind of flat where it all sewed. Plus mom wasn’t sure the machine would go through all those layers. She did not even try & instead got her handy needle and thread out.
I watched Mom get excited and show Dad how this turned out. It was just like I had a cute little pair of underwear with my legs poking out. “Small unexpected things can be so exciting when you are creating” I heard her say.
One more double check to be sure things are all correct. Nothing frustrates Mom and sets her off to swearing than have to undo sewing with that wicked ripper she has.
The next step I could not watch because of all the manhandling. My dress and arms had to be turned up out of the way so my insides could be operated on. Mom told me to take a nap.
The plan is to bind the top of the leg/panties piece to the ends of my arms that you see sticking out in the picture above. See why Mom told me to take a nap while I was all turned inside out!!
We are halfway there with one side done. Next moved onto some more darning on the other side.
After all those contortions to get my legs attached my dress was wrinkled and looked terrible Mom said. She said get ready for a little heat.
And then I was whole!! Mom said “Miss Kitty Von Zipper you know get to stand-up on the bed and shine like a star!!” That is because I am a Beautiful Black Kitty Girl!!!
But we are not done yet!! Mom is busy designing my coat, purse and more clothing!! What fun to be a clothes cat!!