Dog Blog Post #2405
Our Daily Challenge - April 20, 2017 - "After Dark"
Daily Dog Challenge 1997. "Spooky or Mysterious"
Wait... I can explain!
You see, I picked up this cute little zebra-stripe fleece remnant the other day. At 1/3 a yard, I figured I would just drape it around their shoulders for a "cave dog" look.
But you know, if I gave it a lining it would hang so much better (and I had a handy piece of black flannel that would just do the trick)... and since I was pretty happy with how the recently finished paw-print fleece fit over the shoulders...
So I decided to create a narrow shoulder/back piece and have the fabric come together in the front/middle and just hang down - in a cave dog way.
But you know, that stand collar of the paw-print cute was rather cute. I didn't have any zebra print left, and (for some unknown reason) I had zero black fleece, but black flannel? I have lots of that.
Of course, it needed something to stiffen it (a scrap of heavy sew-in interfacing inserted in the collar and top-stitched in place worked)... Hmm... it would look rather like a zebra mane, right?
So I stitched, and I sewed, and... wow. That front was seriously ugly.
Snip, snip... oops... that was a bad idea.
Hmm... But wait - after switching to that old standby v-front I had half a front "tail" that I could cut off. Just enough to sew to the bottom of the remaining front... plus a bit more black flannel (did I mention I have lots of black flannel?)
Hmm... we might be on to something... sew the bottom of the (now much longer) front piece into a loop, insert a bit of ribbon through it with a quick release clasp on the end.
Why, that pulls the front down nicely.
Hey, this isn't bad.
Oh, wait. I have a few tiny scraps left that I can use to create cuffs.
So I took a toilet paper roll center and cut it in half, the sliced each half down the side to open them up. Insert into a narrow pocket of zebra/flannel, add a few buttons and bit of narrow elastic to hold it closed.
Until I laid it out on the table.
Oh dear... it looked like... well, it looked like...
Ok... so while that is NOT what I had intended to make, I must admit it was rather cute.
I will try to get a better picture in a few days, if/when the topics line up.
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