So, my new fur baby just turned one, and her puppy fur was mixing with her adult doggie fur to make one big matted mess!
Time to go to the groomer! When I picked her up, the groomer showed me how her coat came off almost in one piece! Asked me if I wanted it…so, being the weird one that I am…thinking that I might do some kind of textile art with it 😛 …. I took it home. lol
So, this was in February, and we had a cold snap. It is STILL winter here, btw…never-ending now, it seems. Might as well be Siberia! Sheesh!
She gets cold easily anyway, because of being so little(under 6 pounds!), and now she was virtually naked because the matting was so bad, and the groomer had to shave it really short all over….
Well, I had a little sweater for her, and that was somewhat ok…but it left her whole hind end exposed though, so she still shivered All. The. Time. I took it upon myself to go looking for doggie onesies…as they cover all legs and the whole of their bodies. Couldn’t find one in any stores near me, of course. Seriously? It’s Canada…pet stores should stock them! Argh!
Next, I went online, and found handmade ones…for exorbitant prices, of course. And I appreciate handmade, so I get that. But still…too much for me! Then I thought..I could totally make one myself! I’m somewhat crafty, after all! 😉 I had made a few Halloween costumes in my time, so wasn’t a stranger to sewing….check this one out…off topic but I’m proud of myself! 😀 It is a Thorin Oakenshield costume from ” The Hobbit” I made in 2014. Took 6 weeks!
Anyway…. back to doggie onesies…
I found some fabulous polar fleece fabric, bought a pattern at Etsy, and just made the thing. It turned out awesome! She is warm now, and is looking super stylish! 😀
I’m thinking I will make a couple more now for variety!