Alice the Elegant Cat – new softie pattern

by Helen on February 7, 2013

Alice the Elegant Cat

 Sshhhh…. there’s a cat in our summer house.  Don’t tell Ben.  I wonder if she’ll turn around ….. 

Alice the Elegant Cat

All the way around?

Alice the Elegant Cat

 What an elegant cat! 

Alice the Elegant Cat

A cat called Alice!

Alice the Elegant Cat is the first pattern for the March issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  I have felt for a long time that there was a large, feline-shaped gap in the Bustle & Sew collection of softies, but as I have never owned a cat I wasn’t quite sure how to begin.  And then I had an idea – at the end of our village is an upmarket hotel, whose resident cat is extremely snooty.  He (or she, I don’t know) is a slender, elongated brown feline who loves to perch on the hotel gate post and hiss at Ben as we pass by.  So Alice (who is much nicer and more friendly) reflects this elegant pose, tail curled around paws, exactly.  

Alice the Elegant Cat Softie

 She measures about 12″ tall and has a nice round beach pebble in her base so she stands up nicely.   Hope you like her! 


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda B February 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I love Alice! And she is indeed a very elegant cat! I will definately have to make at least one of my own, and I’m certain that she will get along nicely with some very sweet spool mice…
X Linda


Jan G. February 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

She is sew sweet, love her. I have cats and she is just purrr-fect!!!! We won’t tell Ben!! Mums the word!!!



Julie February 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Oh what a gorgeous cat. I am not a cat person, but I cannot wait for the March issue
Julie xxxxxxxxx


Joy February 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

What a gorgeous kitty. I do have a cat and have indeed have had many in my life and you have captured feline perfectly. I may just make one myself.


Annemie Rook February 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

A cat! Just like I asked for some time ago. Thank you! Alice is very cute!


RMW February 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

She reminds me of the cats in the old Disney movie Lady and the Tramp. We are siamese, if you please…. hehe She is great.


Kim Leavens February 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

Oh she’s purrrrrfect.. can’t wait !!!


mara29 February 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

A very smart cat!


Valerie February 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I love her! My favorite colors too! I would sew her if I sewed!


Chris February 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Helen, Alice is wonderful. It looks like she is waiting for a treat. I have a granddaughter that loves cats. Can’t wait until March.


jasmine Patrick February 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

What a lovely pussy!


Diana February 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

WOW! love it! I can’t wait to receive the March issue.


Bonnie February 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I love your kitty pattern and I can’t wait for the March issue to make one. We are owned by a cheeky black cat who sits with her tail wrapped around her and looks out the window at the birds. I think I will make own in shades of black.


anna February 10, 2013 at 3:16 am

She would look so beautiful in my craft room


Karen February 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

She is great. Purfect!


Stephanie February 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Alice is so pretty! I can’t wait to get my March B&S so I can attempt to make one of my own. Fabulous!


bethbutcher February 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

I think you’ve managed to capture a cats personality perfectly haha! Lovely cat :)


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