My new shirt

Guess who?

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I’ll be wearing this at a Big Event this fall.

I waited six months to even order this, from this shop at Etsy.  The artist, Hiroko Kobota, not only makes the shirt to your measurements (and uses your choice of material), but embroiders the cat of your choice in the pose of your choice (I of course chose the Furry Princess of Poland). I love the tail sticking out on the side.

Needless to say, since Hiroko’s work appeared on several internet sites, she’s swamped, so there’s a waiting list. She also embroiders other animals, including the kind that shall not be named. You can see more of Hiroko’s work here

28 Comments

  1. Miss Ironfist
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Yup. I want one!

  2. Ian Hewitson
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    I thought you might have gone for your boy, mind…

  3. Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    Of course I thought of that, but orange cats don’t go with a blue shirt.

  4. Rik
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    The tail sticking out is such a funny detail. I love it.
    Really nice shirt.

  5. Dominic
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Very nice!

  6. Blue
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    O m’goodness: T.H.A.T. is juuuust lovely !

    Blue

    • Blue
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

      Smashing embroidery labors by Ms Kubota.

      Right down to the pinkness of the planum nasale’s epidermis layer and the cartilages of both ventral pinnae !

      Darling !
      Blue

  7. Posted June 16, 2014 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Spiffy!

  8. Chris
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    That’s amazing.

    Hopefully at some point we’ll get a photo of model & shirt together!

  9. DrDroid
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Isn’t it sacrilegious to depict Ceiling Cat?

    • Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:20 am | Permalink

      That isn’t Ceiling Cat!

      • DrDroid
        Posted June 16, 2014 at 7:59 am | Permalink

        Whew! I was worried.

      • Bob J.
        Posted June 16, 2014 at 11:42 am | Permalink

        Can we name him Mo?

  10. SA Gould
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    So glad you got yours! You are worthy!

  11. Maria
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    That’s a dead ringer for Hili!

    Love it!

    • Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:21 am | Permalink

      It IS Hili, of course. I sent Hiroko ten pictures of Hili, and she did her embroidery based on those.

  12. tubby
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Oh, wow. I can’t believe you got on the queue!

  13. still learning
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Gives a whole new meaning to “shirt tail”, right? Beautiful embroidery!

  14. Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Oooooh wonderful shirt! I love the paw sticking out. Now we just need a photo of you holding the original and you wearing the shirt.

  15. Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    It’s missing but one vital accessory:

    Hair o’ th’ cat.

    The best-dressed fashionistas never leave home without at least a bit of hair from their overlords, so that all and sundry might know who owns them.

    Time for another Polish stamp on your passport, Jerry!

    Cheers,

    b&

  16. John Myers
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful shirt! Ha, ha… yes, the tail coming out below is great! Amazing!

  17. Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    That’s a wonderful piece of art right there! And you’re a patient man, PCC.

  18. JBlilie
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Very, very nice!

  19. Martin
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    What is the proper foot attire for such a beautiful shirt?

    • Blue
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Oooo, totally terrific query !

      Of what incredible integument beneath the denims will said boots be sculpted ? !

      Blue

  20. Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I love all things fabric. The artist does cool work and Hili looks very comfortable. 🙂

  21. Diane G.
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Unbelievable! Especially those twinkles in the eyes!

  22. kansaskitty
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! The embroidery is exquisite and I can tell by looking at the stitching on the pocket what a fine seamstress the creator is.


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