10.24.2012

Puppy Dog Coat

I finally finished Henry's new puppy dog coat! Let me just say, I love how it turned out. A lot of times when I make something there's always one little part that bothers me. Not this coat. I love every little detail.
I made my own pattern, and if you follow me on facebook, you saw that the first hood was more like a bunny. I was inspired by these animal coats. I wanted mine to look like a dog, but a little less literal and a little more like a peacoat. The buttons are real horn and look like sharp teeth (They were the most expensive part of the whole coat). I used vinyl for the loop and toggle base.
I think the floppy ears and the little tail add so much. They are really fun details.
The gray fabric is a treated sweatshirt fabric that repels fabric. The white fabric is fur and is on the front and a small piece on the inside. The patterned fabric is a cotton pillowcase from Ikea. I did a special treatment to it to make it warm and durable, and I'll be doing a tutorial on it soon. I'm so glad I found this fabric instead of using other fabric I had on hand. It makes it masculine and interesting.
The best part is when he bends over the tail sticks up like a real dog, and the wind blows his ears like dog ears too.
This is probably my favorite finished project I've ever made. Or at least the one I'm most proud of.
 This little dog is ready for a cold winter!

15 comments:

  1. That is so cute! And if nothing else, you can always paint a cute face on him and let him wear it for halloween!
    This will be one thing he treasures. It turned out so good!

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  2. Heather, you found, "Where the Wild Things Are!"

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  3. Wow Heather! That is so adorable! And he's such a cutie in it!

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  4. The picture where he's on all fours just makes this adorable coat perfect- he just needs a chew toy! Love it!

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  5. This looks amazing...so professional and well-made. Adorable!

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  6. ooohhh... he's sooo cute!!! adorable! you've done a great work!

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  7. Omygosh! I love love love love it.

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  8. This is absolutely adorable!! Great job, Heather!

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  9. oh my gosh, this is serioualy the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I really want to make one now for my little one! good job!

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  10. Love it! Congrats on a job well done.

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  11. I loved it! I just saw it over at Family Ever After! Gosh, I'm sure you'll make it to the top 10... congratulations Heather, it's wonderful!!!

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  12. Seriously the CUTEST jacket EVER! I love it, and even though I entered in the Sew-vivor too, I don't even deserve to compete against you....I agree I sure hope you make the top 10!

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  13. Saw this for the first time on the I Sew I Flew Pinterest board. I see it's now two years old, but it would be perfect for the Put Me in the Zoo challenge of Project Run and Play, Season 9. It's darling!

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