I'm posting this here rather than in the crafts for pets forum because I didn't make the T-shirt itself. I got a dog shirt from the $1 bins at Target and embroidered the whole thing on. However, there is still gratuitous pet torture ahead =D
* Disclaimer: Under normal circumstances, I in no way condone the dressing up of tiny, obnoxious foo-foo princess dogs! She gets cold and shaky in these harsh Florida winters and my mom requested a cover up. That's my excuse, damnit.
I've seen a lot of people out with garments on their dogs that say things like "Bark obama" and such but I wanted mine to be more eye-catching. So I came up with the idea to replace the sun in the Obama logo with a paw print, and the pretty obvious "Poms for Obama", which is short for her Pomeranian dog breed (we're against buying purebreds, she was a rescue from a puppy mill that abused animals and promoted inbreeding for profit. Rescues always make the best pets!). She is also a therapy dog, my mom works in Nursing homes and Assisted Living facilities and brings her often to cheer people up. She's really excited to have Doyle wear the shirt to work because surprisingly, the vast majority of her patients are for Obama.
Anywho, the lettering is done in split-stitch, back stitch and random filler stitches. The logo is almost entirely done in satin stitch, which was an incredibly moronic idea because Jersey knits are the most pain in the ass fabric to attempt any sort of precise stitching on. Fortunately, it didn't turn out nearly as lopsided as I thought it would. It's still not as polished as I would've liked but screw it, the dog's not going to care!
Here it is all done.
Damn fluffiness covers up the first line, hehe.
One of my cats, Melkor, got jealous and wanted in on all the attention. (Love that mid-meow action shot)
He asked for it!
My other cat, Rozz being smug. He's lucky that he's such a fat ass so I can't fit him into the shirt.
Melkor's reaction to clothing is the ubiquitous Stop, Drop, and Roll. Pathetic beast.
Sorry for all the animal pics but I spent a lot of time on the logo and needed to take it out on the cat who attempted to sabotage the project by eating/gnawing on all my thread while I wasn't looking!