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My grand-puppy's raincoat:
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Beverly
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On 10/25/2013 5:53 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Nice work, Beverly

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Juno wrote:
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Thanks, it was ...  interesting. :-}   My first attempt at "from  
scratch" pattern drafting.

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On Friday, October 25, 2013 5:53:01 PM UTC-4, BEI Design wrote:
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   Nice job, Beverly, but, as I recall from personal experience, it's more work trying to dress the dog than actually creating a pattern, refining the fit, and sewing those little barely-bigger than Barbie-doll pieces...
Cea



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cea wrote:
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Thanks!

She did not object too strenuously, she has other clothing pieces  
her humans put on her.

The most difficult bit was sewing the hems on those sleeves/legs.  I  
sewed in-the-round, so it was a tight fit, I had to remove my  
walking foot and use the original presser foot.

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Beverly
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Oh, it's rather funny, that piece of dog wear! If she doesn't mind - well...  
And a lot of dogs really hate rain, as far as I know. Civilisation doesn't  
stop with humans, I guess. ;-) Anyway, the reflector stripes are a very good  
thing, especially since the dog isn't always that close to the person on the  
other end of the leash who has reflecting bits and pieces on himself (if it  
is leashed at all, in some cases, dogs being a bit like wilful little  
children). We get reminders to put reflecting or even luminescent items on  
dogs in wintertime on TV every autumn. Must be some kind of issue.

I just thought about the legs: If this task should ever come to you again,  
wouldn't it be a solution to sew the hems there first? You could baste the  
legs in, pin the right length, then undo the basting, sew the hem and then  
the rest of the seams. Hmm, on the other hand, you are a far better sewing  
person than I am, so if you didn't do it the way I just said, I guess you  
must have had a reason. Sorry if my suggestions offends.

And I think I saw your new website for the first time (at least, I realized  
that it is your new website). What I miss is a larger picture of your  
award-winning 'first' dress, other than that - great. I guess you'll put up  
the instructive parts later? I really liked your 'how to fix a plug on an  
iron'. Great work, all of it, as usual.

U.  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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She doesn't mind, and this was for a vacation trip in about a week  
to Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada.  They expect lots of rain, and  
dealing with a soaking wet dog on vacation does not add to the fun.

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That would be a solution, but I have never liked "flat sewing".  I  
much prefer the finished look of sewing in-the-round, even for a  
silly project like this or DGD's doll clothes, back when I was  
making those.  :-}  I zig-zagged 1/8" elastic on the fold line,  
sewed the seams, then turned and sewed the hems. I learned sewing  
from a woman who would never allow short-cuts if long-cuts produced  
a superior garment.  ;-}

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Thanks, Ursula.  I am slowly re-building all the information I had  
on my previous site, but it will take a while. Here is the dress you  
are asking about, I just enlarged it:
https://ickes-public.sharepoint.com/about

My "first dresses" were probably made when I was 8 or 9 years old  
but I don't have any pictures of those. :-(

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Beverly
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On 10/25/2013 2:53 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Lovely -- although I don't get the feeling the pup agrees.  ;-)  Most  
canines are just not that into fashion.  Their owners, on the other  
hand.....
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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She really does not mind.  They take her on trips often, and she has  
a variety of garments/collars/harnesses she allows them to put on  
her.  The color was definitely her human's choice...

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Beverly
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Here in FL I've seen 2 short hair dogs who have flannel PJ's to wear on  
their "just before dark" walk.  These were made especially for them, and not  
RTW.  I just put Reese's sweater on him, and he stands a special way to get  
it on him easier!  So nice of you to sew for your sister's dog!
Barbara in FL  who sews doggie blankets


Pogonip wrote:
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She really does not mind.  They take her on trips often, and she has
a variety of garments/collars/harnesses she allows them to put on
her.  The color was definitely her human's choice...

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Bobbie Sews more wrote:
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Daughter's dog, so my granddog.  Makes all the difference.  ;-)  And  
McKenzie stand still and allows DD to work the pants legs on... just  
like dressing a baby.

I have several sweaters I knit, from a pattern I developed, for my  
Shih Tzus to wear after they have their hair cut short.  Nothing  
more pathetic than a Ssssshivering Shih Tzu.  ;-D

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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