Personalised Pooch Weather Proof Coat
My four legged furry buddy isn’t keen on walking in the rain. So to stop this little guy…
…ending up looking like this…
I decided to make him a bespoke coat. As he’s a Lhasa Apso with a long body shop coats don’t fit him so off the peg wouldn’t do the job.
So using his silhouette and paw print, captured on a snowy day, I designed a repeat pattern.
I painted the design in dyes using wax relief…
Then heat-pressed the design onto fabric and cut out the shapes from the paper pattern I had created to fit my furry fashionisto.
The good weather took the sewing and quilting of the layers al fresco.
I love reflective fabric so used used this for back panel of the dog coat.
My lovely Bernina sewing machine made light work of the creative quilting and edging tape sewing.
I don’t think, for me, sewing can get much better than making with fabric I’ve designed and printed myself.
After attaching the pieces and adding Velcro and a button fastening the coat was ready for “walkies”.
The collar up option for heavy rain is quite David Bowie/spacey.
The collar down option for chillier but less wet days.
You might want to see these dog inspired projects:
Drawing With Silks – Cute Dog
The Dog Who Wanted To Fly
Maltese Dog Portrait
Dog Portraits in Acrylic Paint
I’d like to thank my fabulous furry fashion model, Borrow My Doggy for the introduction and you for being here.
Make a new furry friend through Www.BorrowMyDoggy.com
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Kim and Willow xx