As per tradition, Doc got a new cat print shirt for his birthday:

I’ve had the fabric since the summer, when I saw it in a Miss Matatabi email (it sold out fast). Did I get a head start on it? Of course not. So when it was crunch time, I decided to go with the slightly simpler camp collar New Look pattern I’ve made him a couple times, vs the tried-and-true McCalls pattern with a full collar stand that I usually use.

I didn’t do front pockets, both for time and for lack of fabric to make them perfectly match. But I think letting that fabric shine was a good choice–you really don’t want anything to interrupt the joy of kittens rock climbing (their little feet!).