Friday, November 5, 2010

Chilly Willy!

It seems that this year, Georgia decided to skip fall all together and just freeze. As the temperatures dropped this week, I decided that a certain Weenie of mine needed a new winter coat.


Meet Harry. He is probably the most hairless Harry that you've ever met. He is also very looooong. That being said, most dog jackets do not fit him very well, or they stop half way down his back. So this year, instead of trying lots of sweaters and jackets that just don't cover it, I decided to fashion a new one after one he did not mind wearing last year.



I folded the old jacket in half and used it as a pattern. If you do not have a pattern you can do what I did in the apron post and make one out of a paper bag. Since this jacket fit Harry well in the shoulders I just added four inches to the back half.



I used polar fleece, and I cut two so I could double the jacket. I put two right sides together, sewed the two together, left an opening so I could flip it right side out, then did a zigzag top stitch once right side out.


I then made two side straps to hook under his chest. I matched them up to the original jacket to make sure they would be placed right and still allow him to play.


I then used Velcro on the side straps and neck.


My machine kind of decided to lock up on me at the last second on the neck Velcro. I could fix that.... oh well.


And the final result! Both took me all of 20 minutes each and the fabric was on sale too!



I made one for Lola too but she is not nearly as pleased about this as Harry. Now that is a well dressed Weiner.

4 comments:

  1. how adorable! :) and they look cosy in them too!!!

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  2. I have been meaning to do this for my own doggie. She is a sweet beautiful Shelter Rescue that has come a long way to become my Emotional Support Animal. I am so proud of her! Her Name is Pepper. She is Border Collie, Dachshund, Springer Spaniel and Chihuahua. Hence, meaning that most coats are just too short for her. She is one long doggie, when she stands up on her hind legs she looks like a little Mongoose, I swear!

    Thank you for giving me the inspiration to try this on my own :o)

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