Hi you crafty bunch!
Well here in the Forest of Dean in the UK we’ve just had 3 storms in the space of 5 days, Dudley, Eunice and Franklin, so after battening down the hatches outside what was I to do but make my pup Rosie the matching attire that she’s obviously been begging me for.
First up I made Rosie a lil cape coat to match my cape, using a Simplicity pattern (8277, view D, XL) I bought in a pattern sale a few years back.
I ran out of the burgundy lining I used on my cape so I used a black lining on hers, but gave her some nice dark red wood buttons and a pom pom hood as an accent
After trying it on the first time there was a fit issue, being a Staffie cross she’s pretty big in the neck and chest, and the neck was way too tight, so I unpicked the velcro and added some nice thick elastic there instead. Downfall is that now it lays better on her you can see that the waist band is much too lose, but rest assured I’ll be fixing that so that she can wear it out comfortably!!!
I’ve gotta say I think it looks better on her!!!
Next up, yesterday I finally got round to making Rosie a rainbow galaxy t-shirt (to match the joggers I’m actually wearing in the picture above!!)
I used the free dog t-shirt pattern I usually use, with a few alterations on fit. And since I made her one of my rainbow collars recently I figured she had to wear that too, ALL the rainbows!!
Aww she’s so cute, she gets really excited when it’s time for a new t-shirt, which is good cos she’s not quite as excited when she sees a camera even though she knows she’ll get a bunch of treats
That’s it for now, but I’m currently making myself a new jumper, and I will of course be making her a matching one to keep her warm until spring arrives
Hope you like
P.S. nearly lost a finger during the photoshoot…danged dog-hter got a bit too excited about one of the treats!!