Can you stand another post about a repurposed thrift store sweater? I hope so, ’cause it’s comin’ at ya.
You may have noticed that the country is being hit by a cold snap. I am currently wearing 4 layers of clothing and a hat…in the house… and I’m just comfortable.
Our dog Lila is cold-blooded, I’m convinced. When I saw her sitting on the kitchen floor this morning, shivering like a leaf in the wind, I decided she needed a sweater. We’ve tried coats for her in the past, but she’s not too bright in some ways, and stands frozen like a statue when we put one on her, chained by her own mind.
I looked at Walmart this morning when I was there stocking up for tonight’s big storm. You know there’s always a run on milk and bread when snow is forecast. They were out of dog sweaters bigger than teacup.
That’s when it hit me, I’ve got a box full of thrift store sweaters at home. I’ll just make one! I picked one that had already been felted:
Cut the sleeves off, turned it inside out, and marked my sewing lines with chalk:
Sewed a seam down each side, cut a piece out of the underside for the “business end” and slits for her front legs:
I didn’t get fancy and finish the edges or anything like that, because for my dog, good enough is, well, good enough. She’s actually been wearing it all evening with no complaints and is moving freely!
In other related news, puppy Sophie went to the vet today to get “tutored”, if you catch my drift. She’s looking kinda dopey herself.
Keep warm, my friends!