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Topic: New Sweater for my wee sweet Pug!!  (Read 2773 times)
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« on: December 12, 2005 06:30:45 AM »

Hallo!  Well Ravenherst's Barbie sweater is getting kinda dirty, and she was just begging me to make her a new one (a warmer one!) so I did!  I made it from green fleece and pink t-shirt fabric that I quilted!  I stuck a layer of quilting batting under the pink layers to make it puffy.  I also sewed on a d-ring so that she doesn't have to wear her harness, but after one day of using it I'm afraid that it won't be strong enough to pull her back if she jumps into the road.  And the fleece might stretch and pull and not look too nice in the future, so I'll probably take it off and just make a little hole so I can put her harness on underneath and just string the leash through the hole.  YAY!!  Anyway, she absolutely LOVES her new sweater!!  Here are some shots:

oh mummy, you shouldn't have!

this isn't my best side...

pug in action
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 06:38:34 AM »

Oh my god your dog is adorable!  The sweater looks kind of sporty with the grey stripe down the back.  I agree that it's a better idea to put the harness underneath with a small hole in the sweater for the leash. I did that for my chihuahua sweaters and it's much safer.  Great job! It's so much nicer than puppy sweaters you see in stores!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 07:10:36 AM »

heehee!! thanks!  Next I'm making my boy pug, Cosmo, a new sweater too!

yea, when I get home the first thing I'll do is make that little hole to string the leash through. 
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 08:01:42 AM »

That is the absolute best dog sweater I have ever seen! Usually I think they look stupid (no offense to anyone,) but this one is great, and she is adorable! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 09:55:34 AM »

aw, thanks ezri!  Yea, that's pretty much why I make my babes their own sweaters.  I just hate the affordable selection out there, and there's no way I'm paying $30 for a sweater in a posh pet store when I can make a cooler one for $5.
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005 10:30:23 PM »

As a gal who works in a "posh pet store" I just wanted to let you know how adorable your new sweater is! I commented on your last Barbie one (I have the pug, Lola.) I live in a place where people have a lot of expendable income and can buy 50-100 dollar sweaters and clothing for their dogs. I only do it because I have employee discount  Wink

I am surprised at the amount of clothing we get in our store w/o harness holes. How hard is it to put in a buttonhole you know? Yours looks FABULOUS. Can't wait to see Cosmo's!
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005 06:30:50 AM »

thanks julia!!  I hope i didnt make it seem like I have something against posh pet stores or anything, in fact I frequent one down the road from my workplace cos they have awesome toys that don't rip apart in the first ten minutes.  But I guess I have the same view for my own clothing too...the only things I buy for myself are coats and pants, cos I can make everything else!  And I just love making things for my wee ones, I think they might even appreciate it even more!  at least i hope they do... Grin

button holes aren't that hard to do, but when the coat is already put together it may be a bit harder to ensure that you don't sew through both layers.  Some fabrics don't fray, so you can just sew a little square of fabric underneath and cut a slit through both layers to ensure sturdiness.
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2005 04:03:19 PM »

ahhhhh! i'm laughing so hard i'm crying (this is a good thing).

how absolutely adorable, and practical, too, as pugs are so affected by cold and heat. yay for sweet pugs!
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2005 06:27:30 AM »

Ravenherst looks oh so very lovely in her new little sweater. I bet that quilting is warm and snuggly,too Smiley.

I really need to make a sweater for my wee little Chihuahua.(Okay, maybe not so little. He's nine pounds. Thats a little bit heavy for a Chihuahua Wink.) It's been so cold lately I know he will need one soon...

Did you use the same pattern as you did for the Barbie sweater? If you don't mind me asking how is it constructed?
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2005 10:56:39 PM »

The expression on your pug's face in the first pic is priceless. Cheesy
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