Greetings, my dutiful readers! Welcome back to my blog! A lot has happenend since I was last here... the year changed to 2012, it snowed, and I did a lot of things without blogging them! I did even more without taking photos, so you'll never know about that stuff...
But I think I'm back for good, ready to get back on the blogger train and give you some interesting things to read about. Hopefully.
Well, believe it or not, the little terror has gotten bigger since that last snowshoeing trip. Now his nice hunting sweater looks a lot more like a tank top, and there's definitely some midriff showing. So why not make him a new one, with material I already own?
I started with his rain jacket (yeah, the dog practically has a whole closet full of clothes... haha not).
I didn't want to use quick relase buckles, so I traced strap-like pieces in place of the webbing. I made a muslin pattern first so that:
a) I could make sure it fit him before using my
fancy real material
b) I could use it again to make him a closet-ful of jackets
I pinned the layers together and quilted them together, just following the checkered lines on the top fabric - I spaced my lines out with four "boxes" inbetween.
After cutting off the excess around my main quilted piece, I made some basic binding with the brown and white polka dot material I used to bind my parents' quilt (again, I'll post that later).
Yeah, that's right. He's wearing a quilted three-layer jacket and he still has to keep warm by the fire?!
And, once I finished it, I realized that it's reversible! So maybe a photo of the brown side another day.