My first sewing project - Coat for Socrates!

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Postby Brooke » January 12th, 2011, 1:30 pm

I just got a sewing machine and learned how to sew. Aside from slight alterations to things this is the first thing I've ever sewn and I don't know what I was thinking but I didn't use a pattern, I just free handed it, and by some miracle it actually came out decent! It took soooooooo long, but I am really happy with it!

It's fleece and flannel with a zipper along the back and a velcro flap to hide the zipper.

There are still a few little strings and things I need to snip which I didn't even realize until I looked at these pictures :lol: I got a bit ahead of myself.

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Postby SisMorphine » January 12th, 2011, 2:13 pm

It looks great. And MAN are you ambitious! LOL! I just got my first sewing machine too and there's no way I'm making dog coats anytime soon. I'm still working on sewing a straight line. LOL!
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Postby PetieMarie22 » January 12th, 2011, 2:19 pm

That's nice coat! It looks good on him. Good color for him.
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Postby pocketpit » January 12th, 2011, 2:20 pm

I can't sew worth a damn, so I'm very impressed.
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » January 12th, 2011, 2:43 pm

that is a really nice coat! good job :D
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Postby mnp13 » January 12th, 2011, 2:46 pm

Cleo had a coat like that. When she came in the house she would run so that you couldn't get it off of her!

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Postby copperlegend » January 12th, 2011, 2:59 pm

Very nice! One of these days I'll get around to making one for Nadia, I am super impressed that you didn't even use a pattern!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 3:12 pm

While Socrates doesn't look that impressed with your sewing skills, I think it is great! I have the same style for Truman. :)
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Postby Brooke » January 12th, 2011, 5:05 pm

iluvk9 wrote:While Socrates doesn't look that impressed with your sewing skills, I think it is great! I have the same style for Truman. :)


Haha! I woke him up and made him get out of bed where he was cuddling with dad to make him try it on for me so he was super sleepy. When he was done he took his treat and went back under the covers
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 12th, 2011, 6:00 pm

That's GREAT! Looks toasty warm, too. :)
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Postby furever_pit » January 12th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Great job!
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Postby madremissy » January 12th, 2011, 8:05 pm

Great job and Socrates looks as handsome as ever.
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Postby amazincc » January 12th, 2011, 8:13 pm

Niiice! :)

Socrates looks thrilled. :rolleyes2: lol
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Postby CinderDee » January 12th, 2011, 9:07 pm

SisMorphine wrote: I'm still working on sewing a straight line. LOL!


Me too. lol

Great coat! I'm really impressed that you made it without a patten!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 12th, 2011, 9:37 pm

Wow...impressive!
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Postby airwalk » January 12th, 2011, 10:56 pm

Very nice! It gets easier from here.
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Postby plebayo » January 12th, 2011, 11:43 pm

So when can we start placing custom orders? :P

It looks GREAT! I love the color on him too!
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Postby pitsnok » January 13th, 2011, 12:00 am

I love it! i was just thinking tonight after I looked everywhere and couldn't find ONE dog coat that I need to borrow my grandma's sewing machine and just make some... but honestly mine could never live up to yours! I'm seriously impressed!
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Postby Brooke » January 13th, 2011, 12:11 am

plebayo wrote:So when can we start placing custom orders? :P

It looks GREAT! I love the color on him too!


Lol we'll see! I am making a couple more tomorrow (one for Socrates and one for the girlfriend). I'd like to get a little more experience before I try making them for other people but I would love to make some and just charge cost (about $6) and shipping just to get some feedback on how they hold up and suggestions. I didn't have any plans to start making them for other people but it's really fun to do and I've already had a couple of requests!
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Postby Brooke » January 13th, 2011, 12:12 am

pitsnok wrote:I love it! i was just thinking tonight after I looked everywhere and couldn't find ONE dog coat that I need to borrow my grandma's sewing machine and just make some... but honestly mine could never live up to yours! I'm seriously impressed!


You might surprise yourself. I was saying the whole time "there's no way this is going to be right" then I put it on him and was so surprised!
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