Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bella of the Ball - Dog Coat

How sad does she look? And good gravy - those ears! LOL!!!

My Bonus Daughter was going out of town for the weekend and we offered to watch her little Bella.  My bonus daughter had complained that she couldn't find clothes to fit Bella because she was soooo small.  So of course - I had to make her something while I had her - a coat would be great since we hit -5 this morning!!

I used a coat that I had for my dog as a pattern.  It was way to big, but at least I had the shape I needed.

I used graph paper to draw out the pattern.  I only drew 1/2 and folded the paper.

I cut it out.

I had the shape...

I put it against Bella...just a tad small, so I adjusted and redrew a pattern.

I laid the pattern on the fabric...


and cut about 1/4" around for the seam allowance.

I wanted the coat to be reversable, so I cut the pattern out of another fabric...hot pink minky!!
 (did not realize what a PITA minky is!!!  but it's soooo soft!!)

I just made a long rectangle to make the 'flaps' that attach under the belly.

I folded it in 1/2 to find the center and cut my fabric.

I sewed the wrong sides together, then on end open to turn it right side out. Then I snipped the corners so there would be room for everything once turn out.

I used a pen to help get the fabric turned right side out...this was a little difficult because it was so small, but be patience...it will go!  No need to finish the raw edge...it will be sewn in the next step.

I pinned the 2 large pieces together, wrong sides together.  I marked where I wanted the belly flaps to go and put the sewn pieces in between the large fabric pieces.  Make sure pink goes to pink side and black to black side, unless of course you want a mismatch which would be cute too!

Here is everything pinned and almost ready to be sewn.  I left one edge open by the neck, so that I could turn the piece right side out.  I then did a top stitch all the way around the piece to 'finish' it off.  I used pink thread on top and black thread in the bobbin...worked well.

I notched out small triangles around the curves so when the piece is turned right side out, the fabric will lay flat. 

I added velcro to the neck and belly flaps...I ended up having to add just a little bit more for a better fit...but still it was fine.
Here's the black polka dot side.

And the hot pink minky side!

Here's Bella sporting the pink side.

And the black polka dot side. - She's not a big fan of the coat - OH WELL!!  She still looks CUTE!!!

Cost of supplies - 0 (I used what I had in the house)
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82 comments:

  1. Lil Bella has a very talented Mommy! This "IS" "PRICELESS"... She is TOO CUTE in it and could Easily be the "Bella of the Ball"... If you make her a sparkly one you can then call her "Tinker Bella"!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  2. How cute is that dog!!! Thanks for stopping by homeroad. You have a great site.
    Susan

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  3. That is just precious! You are so talented to be able to just create that! I'm sure her mommy loved her new accessory!

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  4. Both the dog and that coat are so cute!! This is such a fun idea! It came out great. ~Lori

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  5. so stinkin' cute...your creation and the pup! bonus daughter will love it!

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  6. I agree, sewing with minky is awful! I've heard that using a walking foot helps, but I haven't tried it.

    Awesome job with this project. I love it!

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  7. That is terribly cute, she's so tiny toooo, it suits her to wear clothes!

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  8. Very Cute - model and coat both! Thanks for stopping by at The Quick Unpick and becoming a follower... Be sure to enter my follower giveaway which is open until February 6th for a chance to win a $30 voucher (with free postage anywhere in the world) from my online store SpaNGle...

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  9. Hi there- thanks for stopping by on my blog and for your sweet comments.What a lovely coat!! that is a very professional product , o, my!
    I just alos wnated to say, I am very sorry when I saw on your other post, you have lost your lovely daisy.She looks a beautiful dog and i know how hard it is to lose and miss your pets, so my thoughts are with you.

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  10. Ha ha ha. What a cute dog! She's for sure stylin' now! I esp love the polka-dot side. You should be selling those, if you aren't already!

    I'd love to have you over to link up for Favorite Things Friday. It's open until Weds.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2011/02/favorite-things-friday-no-10.html

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  11. This is the cutest thing ever! I'm literally turned to mush over that sweet little puppy face! ahh!!

    You are very skilled! =) make me a coat? hehe

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  12. Haha how adorable!!!! What a lucky little doggie lol!

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  13. That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! The puppy AND the coat!

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  14. Hi Shantel! I think that YOU are Pricele$$!! How wonderful of you to take the time to make darling little Bella her very own coat to keep her warm and toasty. I am following you now so that I never miss any of your cute projects. Stop by and visit me sometime. Oh boy, would Bentley ever fall in love with Bella!!

    Love,
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  15. She's so cute! I want a dog. I would love to dress up a dog in a cute coat like this!

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  16. LOVE little Bella, and her coat!

    Cutest. Pup. EVER!

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  17. She is the cutest! Love the little coat and that it is reversible! Great job- wish I could sew!!! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  18. oh. my... she is super adorable! And the coat is so pretty too.
    I have a dog like that too, Trigger, he's brown. See him here
    http://milepebbles.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/d-is-for-dogs/

    and my Thrifty Thursday entry is here http://thriftshopadventures.wordpress.com/

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  19. It is almost as cute as the puppy model. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  20. You should make some to sell. It is so hard to find tiny dog clothes.I have had chihauhaus for years. right now a deerhead. He is larger with long legs. His name is Bambi but should have been Dennis the menace lol.Love the tutoril

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  21. Hey Shantel, even though I don't have a little pup, this is just too cute, and hello, her name is BELLA, so how could I resist. You def created a beautiful little coat for that little girl.

    SO I HAD TO FEATURE YOU. Come check out your post in my new sidebar section, you will be there until next week girl.

    Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me August** @ Bella Before and After, I really appreciate the support girl.

    Make sure you link up this week, I'm trying to reach 100 link ups, and help me by giving me some feedback with some things.

    Hugs,
    Bella :)

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