My dragon has to do the modeling since Bertie is at his parent's house. The hood goes down nicely once the rain stops.
Another jacket completed was a simple denim without the hood. It has the Velcro strips on the front, but I ended up just sewing it shut anyway after spending too much time trying to get the little snot to sit still long enough to line up the Velcro strips.
This last one was a hurried project because Bertie had outgrown the first rain jacket I made--no pattern then, just winged it. In my rush, I didn't take the time to put on a hood which I regretted immediately. Who makes a raincoat without a hood? It's a beautiful waterproof fabric, though. Kyle and Melissa tell me they are constantly asked where they bought the coat. Kyle uses this jacket all the time because big dogs like to roll Bertie around in the dirt at the dog park. Kyle can just wipe it clean when they get home. Must find some more of this fabric for bags and such....now where did I buy it?????
|Yeah, it's a terrible photo of the coat, but you try getting a squirming little ball of energy to pose!
Also note the N.Y.C. subway fabric bandana in the photo above. It's the cotton version of the fabric used for the laminated raincoat at the top of the post. This boy has more bandanas than some small stores and still managed to be wearing a coat and scarf that never, ever should be worn together. The subway fabric is from The City Quilter. It's a bit expensive, but Bertie is a New York City dog and it's New York City fabric! I could not resist.
Next on the sewing list is a hoodie sweatshirt. I'm pretty sure hoodies are required for street cred in the city. Oh, and harnesses! Wait until you see the barbed wire webbing I found.