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Cathy Dress & Top: Sizes 6 months - 11/12 years

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Author Sis Boom
Price $9.95
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by ledbetter, aleatha
on February 1st, 2018

“I love this dress”

The Cathy is an express ticket to cool, beautiful comfort. It has a pretty ruffle flounce that frames the face and adds a touch of whimsy to this dress or top. Can’t you just hear the steel drums off in the distance as we salute the sun and celebrate our fabulous youth? Whether a casual top or a long dress for the beach, this is one item of clothing the girls will wear again and again. Made with Sis Boom Fabrics, the jewel tones light up our children's lives with color and playfulness.

This design sews up very quickly and easily, and is just perfect for beginners. Dimensions/instructions are included for adding both single and double-edged ruffles to the bottom of the top/dress.

Sizes: 6/12 months - 11/12 years

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a top/dress. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.


Cathy Dress/Top. Copyright © 2010 by Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Hegeman Crim. All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the author. The patterns contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by independent crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from an authorized dealer.


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-Notions - thread, straight pins, 1/4" wide elastic, 1/2" wide single fold bias tape
-Fabric - 1-3.5 yards, depending on size, style, and options.

by ledbetter, aleatha
on February 1st, 2018

I love this dress

by Harwell, Latoya
on January 18th, 2014

Great instructions!!

by marsala, dina
on November 12th, 2013

My girls love this one!

by fortier, sara
on September 27th, 2013


by Crumpton, Rosa
on July 8th, 2013

Great pattern like all in this series!

by Combs, Whitney
on June 20th, 2013

Easiest pattern EVER! PERFECT for a beginner. My daughter LOVES this dress. I didn't like how my chosen prints turned out together, but my daughter picked both out and the pattern and it is her favorite dress - and she has at least a dozen. GREAT as a shirt too!

by LaFLeur, Nichole
on April 6th, 2013

Perfect as always with clear instructions. This is a new favorite for summer!

by Southerland, Susan
on March 21st, 2013


on March 18th, 2013

easy pattern!

by Freeman, Ines
on February 7th, 2013

so easy to make

by Womack, Christy
on December 10th, 2012

love the pattern

by Dale, Tara
on September 5th, 2012

I cannot wait to make this dress!

by Pelphrey, Michelle
on August 9th, 2012

This little dress/top is easy breezy to put together and the end result is so adorable. Love all the patterns by Carla C.

by barba, natalia
on July 28th, 2012

Love the pattern Thank you =)

by Costa, Vanessa
on July 18th, 2012

Was very easy to make!!

by Lady Fingahs
on June 13th, 2012

The instructions were easy to follow, but I did not think that 90 something pages in a pdf are necessary. I can truly say that this is a thorough pattern, but I had to spend a great deal of money on printing the pages.

by Emily C.
on May 16th, 2012

I made this last night and my daughter loves it. A very easy pattern that gives perfect results.

by Mohd Azmi, Azrina
on April 25th, 2012 this dress...the directions were very easy to follow and the end result was fabulous. I have a few of Sis Boom patterns and all are awesome.

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

Love love love this pattern!

on February 3rd, 2012

Fabulous pattern - But then Carla C never fails to impress!
Everything is perfect, from the pattern pieces, instructions, to the pictures etc. Some time is needed when making the elastic casing, but the effort is well worth the time! The final dress is just stunning no matter what fabric you choose...Love this pattern!

by Smith, Christine M
on January 24th, 2012

Carla is just a fabulous pattern designer and Jennifer has an incredible ability to design beautiful fabrics, together the two of them have teamed up for beautiful clothing. This dress/top is so quick and easy. I love it in light weight fabrics for summer and in cords or flannel for cooler weather. It is so versatile, quick and easy! Love it!

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 18th, 2012

Fantastic little pattern, quick and easy to make and cute in the end.

by ann
on August 1st, 2001

I have been sewing for over 40 years and was not happy with previous e-patterns. This was the first from your company and it is AWESOME. Every aspect of it was great, from the instructions to each size of the pattern. Please make more. I highly reccomend them to anyone.

by Tina Brown
on August 1st, 2001

Can not believe how cute and FAST this shirt/dress went together. I will be making many more of these they are that fast. Great for summer. Easy Breezy and CUTE.

by Michelle Douglas
on August 1st, 2001

Love, love, love this dress! I made two last weekend and they were a huge hit with my daughter and all my Mom friends. These instructions are easy to follow and result in a finished product that looks nothing less than professional. This will be my "go to" dress for summer.

by carolyn baker
on August 1st, 2001

This pattern is fantastic! I've only had time to make one but already have plans for a few more. I have several patterns from SisBoom and they are all so easy to read and the designs go together so nicely.

by maryann protasiewicz
on August 1st, 2001

The easiest coolest dress ever. Made it for my daughter for mothers day and I just loved it. cant wait to make her more in various lengths. by far my fav. pattern ever. super easy.

by Heather Sue
on August 1st, 2001

WOW! That's what I said when I had a completed dress 45 minutes after I started cutting it out!! There are only 4 pieces to this dress- the 2 ruffles, the front, and the back. So, cutting it out is a breeze! This dress is incredibly easy to make and the directions are so detailed that you will never feel lost. It's such a cute and versatile style. I'm sure I'll be making lots of these!

by ginna byrom
on August 1st, 2001

i love the easy step by step directions which made this dress a cinch to create. thanks so much... would love to post a picture!