Sewing Tequila a New Coat

So Teq is not going to be quite as big as we expected and none of the darling clothes I have bought for her fit.  At 18 weeks, she weighed in at a monstrous 2 pounds 12 ounces 😉  My friend, Lisa, sent me a darling shirt that she had custom made for one of her dogs, which you can see Teq wearing here:

Teq *loves* this shirt and it fits her great, so I did order some more custom made items from the woman that made this shirt, but I also thought, since I have an expensive sewing machine and tons of fabric, that it would be good if I learned how to make some clothes for her myself.

She has one coat that she and I both like, but that dang thing has a hood on it, which we both hate, so I decided that would be a good thing for me to try and replicate, sans hood.   I made the pattern for it myself on a piece of newsprint paper and went to work with some Pirates fleece.

Here are some pictures of my first attempt at the coat.  It didn’t turn out too bad.  I have since made some alterations to the pattern and made 2 more prototypes of it.  It’s still not quite right, but it’s coming along.  I’ll post the other 2 versions in another post.  I haven’t tried the 4th (and hopefully final) version with fabric yet, so I don’t know if I have it just right yet or not.


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