Friday, November 23, 2012

Bailey's Coat

I was looking around a little bit ago for a pattern for a winter coat to make for Bailey and found this one by Martha Stewart.  Since the pattern was size small, I used the pattern as is.  First I sewed together nine 8 inch blocks of fabric I made from scraps.  Then I quilted it using some polyester batting, doubled.  I cut the pattern and lined it.  Before adding the velcro it required, I tried it on Bailey using safety pins.  It was too large so I cut it down length wise, neck wise and belly wise.  And I added a buttonhole on the back to connect the leash through.  After putting Bailey through many fittings, I finally ended up with a coat that I'm happy with.  Then I made Bailey model it for photos.  Needless to say, he was a little put out.

I made the necessary adjustments to the pattern and will probably make another coat at some point.  He also has two sweaters that I made for him but I don't want to make him pose for any more photos right now.  Maybe when we head out for our walk.

Hope you have a good day.


Kate said...

How cute! He didn't look too terribly put out.

sunny said...

How cute! I mean, the dog AND the coat. Bailey will be the best dressed dog on the block.

Linda said...

He looks so proud of his new coat! How cute!

Sheila said...

A "coat of many colors" for Bailey, what a cutie!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

A cute coat. Bailey looks so beautiful.