What the well dressed dog is wearing

Bella needed a jacket. Everybody thought I should just crochet or knit one up. Right. Just whip one out.

So, I started thinking how I could design one. First, it wouldn't slip on. It would have to have butttons. And then, I realized the buttons wouldn't be much good if they went down the chest. I made a pattern from a piece of polyester fabric because I didn't think she'd stand for a rattling paper pattern. That worked out well. sI fused two pieces of flannel, right sides together. It originally had a big fold back collar, but she didn't like it very much. Many tries and two times putting the binding around the edge and I finally got it.

It fits over her harness and there are extra button holes so the harness ring can be pulled through. It took me several days of working on it and being stopped by a problem, figuring it out and then working on it some more. But, we have it. And, she doesn't seem to mind it a bit. I guess we'll find out for sure tomorrow when we try to walk.

You know Thanksgiving is over when you go from this...

to this.

All the storage containers are clean and the last dishes are drying. Sydney is already complaining about having to put all these away, plus the dishwasher was full. That must mean that all is right with the world.

I'd give them each a quarter if they'd finish these pies tonight. I'm shaky from the sugar. I love pie, but enough already.



Anonymous said...

Great doggy coat! Park City, UT

joana said...

Precioso abriguito para el perro !! Debe sentirse el más elegante !

lw said...

I agree. Bella is mas elegante!

And your kitchen looks like mine did-- it took two days to put all of the dishes and pans and appliances back where they go.

oldbatt said...

The jacket is incredible! Bella looks spectacular! We have a Thanksgiving tradition and draw names for washing and drying the dishes such as "cups and plates" "pots and pans" so one person does not get stuck with all the work and everyone helps out just a little which in the end adds up to a LOT!!!! The funny part is everyone complains even though they spend maybe 15 minutes in the kitchen but they happily help out.

andsewon said...

Bella has a one of a kind awesome jacket!
I had a my first piece of pie today...been good!

Cynthia L. said...

I love her jacket. How smart you are to have figured out how to make it. I think the button holes are a great idea. She is so colorful!

My puppy has a down jacket with a hood. The little sleeves zip off and it can become a vest. It was a gift from my mother - I would have never spent that kind of money on it!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great jacket on Bella! I may need to make one for Macbeth...he had a sonagram yesterday and they shaved his belly. This morning there was frost on the ground and he only stayed out a couple of minutes before he was begging to come back in (usually I am begging him to come back in!)