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I think my dog needs a sweatshirt. It's gonna get cold here soon enough. So I have a couple of Kwik-sew patterns for dog coats, sweatshirts, beds, etc. I'm going to make her a pullover hoodie with raglan sleeves (legs?). I'm debating making the body out of black polarfleece, and the legs & hood out of either purple polarfleece OR b&w stripey knit. The other possibility is black and bright pink velour, the fabric that is uber-popular for sweatsuits right now (welcome back to the 70's I suppose).

Any opinions as to colour choices? Dog in question, (Lana, who is the best dog ever), is caramel colour with white markings & feet and has a bit of black on her face. Pictures of her can be seen here.
She is the most patient dog ever, and regularly sits still so's I can paint her nails, which were most recently done with Sally Hansen chrom nailvarnish in silver on most nails, and the purple colour on her front "thumbs".

thanks in advance!

Date: 2003-11-05 02:59 pm (UTC)
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I think that red would look cute on her.

But whatever you make for her, be sure to post some pictures! ;)

Date: 2003-11-05 03:03 pm (UTC)
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greh, gots no red. :< trying to stick also with materials I gots in stock, so's not to have to spend too much money. :)


Date: 2003-11-05 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Chrome and pink velour. Yeah, baby!

Date: 2003-11-05 08:54 pm (UTC)
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sweetie, I read your most recentish lj entry and have left you a msg on yer cellphone. Please do give me a call in the morning, after ten. I'd really like to talk with you and hang out with you if you're interested.


still need to get yer dress to you as well.


Date: 2003-11-05 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ashbet
I'd say something not-with-white . . . while stripeys would be wonderful, dogs get *dirty* easily!! I like the hot-pink idea, me'self :D

-- A

Date: 2003-11-05 09:22 pm (UTC)
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jeebus you've been reading my mind. You probably responded to this post before receiving my comment back toi you about my mystery gift post!


-d, GO TA BED! *hugs*

Date: 2003-11-05 10:33 pm (UTC)
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I vote for stripes and velour. I adore velvety stuff.

Lana is a very cute puppy!

Date: 2003-11-06 10:11 am (UTC)
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Go with polar fleece and a dark color. Easy to wash and dirt will show less. Short hair dogs like your baby will love the extra warmth. A doggy bed out of polar fleece is also a nice warm spot and once again washable! The Companion Pet Clinics chain in our area welcomes old and new blankies donated for sick pets who are stay over night. I have enough scraps I was thinking about making some polar fleece blankets in December to donate. : 0 )

Date: 2003-11-06 10:17 am (UTC)
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mkay. polarfleece that I have in stock, I've got black & purple, and could probably get other colours.
I'd love to find a bright pink, and I think I may go look on Like I said, she's really good about sitting still to have her nails clipped & painted, and she looks awfully cute in bright pink. Polarfleece is also nice & easy to care for.

Thanks so much for your advice, R!


Date: 2003-11-06 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you have a Wal-Mart in your area? The fabric section has cheap piles of it at this time of year including some funky colors. Making alternating striped legs would be adorable if a bit time consuming if you use the purple and black together. Oh, what we do for our fur babies! Samantha just got a brand new cat climber. :0 )

Date: 2003-11-06 11:19 am (UTC)
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hee. I may just have enough of the black and purple to do that!

Now I'm thinking, black body, purple hood, possibly with black 'ears', and black & purple stripey legs.


You rock, , R!


Date: 2003-11-06 11:45 am (UTC)
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If all my design issues were that easy to solve! :0 )
Ok..that sounds adorable!

Date: 2003-11-06 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Love the ideas... And any of the colors mentioned.

Don't forget a strip of something light, though. Especially if you walk her after dark (generally a good bet this time of year). One of those "just in case" things. (like just in case that rabbit/squirrel/cat is just a bit too interesting *not* to chase after so suddenly that the leash goes flying...)

Date: 2003-11-06 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm already on it. Will probably pipe the hood and seams in reflective piping made from 3m sewon ScotchLite tape. :) I have like a hundred yards or so of it. :)

My dog will look all cybergoth! ;)

Date: 2003-11-07 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Wonder if the Borg take dogs....

Oh My Gods

Date: 2003-11-09 03:09 pm (UTC)
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SHe's adorable Hon. I see something a saphire blue. Stripie is a good thing.

*giggling* Just wanna scritch da puppy!

Date: 2004-02-14 11:52 am (UTC)
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Hey, this is Mel... just posting so you have a link to my LJ...

Date: 2004-02-14 04:45 pm (UTC)
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rowr. You shall be added (assimilated?)



Date: 2004-04-27 01:12 pm (UTC)
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If I've already left you a comment, I apologize.. I can't recall if I did or not. :) This is Callie from Corpgoth, I've added you. I hope that's okay. :)


Date: 2005-12-14 08:10 pm (UTC)
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I have a beautiful doggie with coloring like yours, and he looks amazing in a light bright turquoise.

Date: 2005-12-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
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PS I found you via the lovely Ashbet.
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