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« on: January 19, 2012 04:09:49 PM »



Betty has no undercoat and is slim, so she gets cold in our big, old, drafty house during the winter months.  She's only 45 pounds, but most dog clothes makers consider her an XL at the smallest!  I found a pattern that covered dogs her size, but the resulting vest was very ill-fitting.  She looked like a hobo.  So, yesterday I hacked up that vest to make a new pattern which fits her much better.



Using the scraps from this bathrobe (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401067.0) and these adult footie pjs (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330352.0), I made our pup this vest!  

Once I made it I knew I had to make a Star Fleet insignia for it.



And her is the reverse side.  Not nearly as flattering a color for her, but it hides the dog hair a lot better.   Tongue  The ManFlesh and I agree that she's really more of a Spock type, so I'll probably make her a blue one for Halloween.  Her little sister should be grown enough then to make her one, too!

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WOOHOO! I was asked to contribute this project to a book!  Star Trek Crafts: Make It So!  By Angie Pedersen.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012 05:40:14 PM »

Betty looks awesome(such a photogenic girl), and I would like to say I'm glad you did not make it in red. Cause we all know what happens to the ensigns who wear red. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012 05:49:41 PM »

SOOOO cute! Betty looks ready to be beamed up.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012 06:08:10 PM »

Betty looks awesome(such a photogenic girl), and I would like to say I'm glad you did not make it in red. Cause we all know what happens to the ensigns who wear red. Wink

Thanks, Helen!  She get very serious for photo shoots!  No one wants red for the dogs, but Scotty wore red, too.

SOOOO cute! Betty looks ready to be beamed up.
SOOOO cute! Betty looks ready to be beamed up.

Thank you!  About an hour later we beamed down to the surface of Dog Parkia for an away mission... nekkid but for her collar!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012 10:38:47 PM »

Okay, I know I'm late to this but you should live near me! Lol
First the trek robe, now the dog shirt...
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012 09:29:30 PM »

Okay, I know I'm late to this but you should live near me! Lol
First the trek robe, now the dog shirt...

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012 11:51:43 AM »

That is such a neat idea!  I have a dachshund mix with a thin coat and she is always cold in the winter. Heck, we went up to stay in the mountains for a few days this summer and she was shivering then.  I will definitely try to make one of these for her.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012 06:14:07 AM »

Thanks!  We're moving to the mountains, so I may be making more of these come winter!
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012 07:02:10 AM »

We live in the rainiest state ever, so this would be great for our new puppy.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013 01:26:54 PM »

SO cute! I may be a adopting a dog who happens to have the named Spock which is perfect considering my husband and I are Star Trek fans. If the adoption is finalized he's definitly getting a vest like this! Thanks for the inspriation!!
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