It's 21 degrees this morning. I’ve been working on a collage coat for Poco but ran out of thread (free motion stitching uses a LOT of thread!) and then it snowed yesterday when I planned to run out and get more. Snow! Well, now he really needs a coat. So we improvised.
I’d already cut out a fleece liner and he’d worn that for a few test runs (so I could see if he’d tolerate wearing it - he does). I decided to rummage through my fabric trunk for a scrap piece of the Paris couture (Lacroix, I think!) fabric I bought on my Paris trip a few years ago. Eureka!
The wool tweed is warm and stylish and the fleece liner adds warmth and traction on my doggie’s curly coat. I decided it didn’t need a fancy front closure and seamed it. The coat pulls easily over Poco’s head.
All it needs now is a belt to secure it (with Velcro) but he’s already wearing the coat proudly. His harness will keep it in place for the time being.
No more will my neighbor shout out, "Where’s his sweater?!"
P.S. The collage coat will continue apace.