You guys, I couldn't help myself. When Tanya of Mrs. Hughes announced the #crazydogladysewing SAL, I knew I wanted to join-in on the fun. And, the timing couldn't have been better. Roughly one week before the SAL was announced, I was fawning over the union jack pj's Lisette made for her pups (HOW CUTE are Paisley and Honey Bee?!), and Lisette was generous enough to lend me her pattern to make versions for my crew.
DOCTOR: Doctor is the baby of the group. She is a black lab. She and her mom, my sister, came to live with us when we moved out to the burbs. She holds a special place in all our hearts, because she was a puppy from our childhood dog, Diva's litter. Growing up, my parents raised and field trained labs. We spent a lot of weekends and summers at field and hunt trials. All of our dogs were AKC and UKC titled champs.... Doc, well, she is more a lady of leisure than the generations that came before her. She loves to go for rides in the car with her mama to get puppuccino, shopping for new toys, and eating sticks.
Danger: Danger is the middle child and the only boy. We adopted Danger from PAWS when he was 8 weeks old. His mom is a border collie and his dad is, at least partially, corgi, which is where he gets his short little legs and those ears. He almost always wears his ears this way, one up, one down. They aren't just for show, he can hear us coming more than a block away. Last year, Danger was diagnosed with a hereditary form of glaucoma. We were all pretty devastated at the time. Today his pressure remains under good control with medication. Even though he is almost completely blind, he's full of spunk and has adapted. He's got a feisty personality and he often thinks he's the boss. He loves to chew on antlers and go for walks, and he's my little sous chef in the kitchen.
DULCE: Dulce is the grande dame of the pack. We adopted her through a foster shelter when she was approximately a year old (we think). She was found as a stray and brought into the shelter for adoption. The first year she was with us, she gave us some pretty big scares and had to undergo treatment for both demodex mange and heart worm. Since then, she is the picture of perfect health. She lives up to her name and is definitely the sweetest and the most affectionate of the three. She LOVES to snuggle. She also loves the blow dryer- no joke. She comes into the bathroom for a blowout every time she hears it turn on. She likes to show-off and be center of attention. Often she will skip sitting and go straight into a begging posture. And, if that doesn't win you over, she'll show you how she can rollover (neither Danger or Doctor have that one figured out). She loves to demonstrate how fast and agile she is, and her favorite food is dehydrated turkey.
You didn't think I was going to leave myself out, did you?! This challenge was a great opportunity for me to sew a pair of pajamas. Since moving house, most of my previously designated PJs have turned into painting/yard work clothes. I'm overdue on an upgrade.
I used both the Renfrew and the Anima patterns to sew my jammies. The fabric I used for all of the pajamas is a double sided jersey print from Joann fabrics. This fabric comes in several color combinations. I seem to remember there being more available in-store. Here are the ones listed online. The Renfrew/Anima combo makes for a great lounge wear set. These are my first Anima pants. They came out alright for an initial attempt, but I need to shorten the length and tighten the waistband next time. Right now, my drawstring does all the work of holding my pants up. :-D My body measurements fell between the small and medium size for these pants. I opted to cut and sew the medium, because, comfort.
3/17/2015 10:40:55 pm
OMG this is the cutest post EVER. I love your bios on each of the dogs. You all look fantastic!!!
3/17/2015 10:42:14 pm
Oh my this is the cutest!! Your pack is adorable and they seem to love their new pj's. So photogenic! My first pug MaizyGirl loved the blow dryer too. She always came running when she heard it on. Now Vito he hates the blow dryer....and he hates baths.lol
3/17/2015 11:29:30 pm
This is an impressively adorable post. You all are just unbelievably cute! And it is wonderful to hear how well Danger is doing. Hooray!! Those ears...what a love. Also, your jams are fantastic. What a great blend of patterns for this purpose!
3/17/2015 11:59:53 pm
We are dying of cuteness!!! So sad that Kwik Sew dog pattern just went out of print. We're dog lovers here at the McCall Pattern Company. Nice work!
So cute, and so nice to meet the gang! I have this vision of all four of you answering the door in your matching PJ sets. :) We used to have a cockatiel that LOVED the hair dryer. After misting him with water for his bath, we brought out the hair dryer and he'd just sit there with his eyes closed looking so happy. It was the cutest thing ever! Miss that little guy.
3/18/2015 02:30:15 am
OH! MY! GOODNESS!!!!! When I saw your photo in my bloglovin' roll, I may have squealed out loud! Talk about a FAB FOUR! You guys are adorable! I love the jammies, on you as well as your four legged loves, but it's the cameos on each of your dogs that is the schtar of the post! Thank you ever so much for sharing! You've made my day!!!! ....maybe my whole week!....
3/18/2015 03:53:39 am
Ok, this is the best post ever! I need to know how you got everyone to pose for the photos. That is a feat in itself!!!
3/18/2015 07:42:02 am
Damn girl!! Where do you find the time :) Also, I'd like to order a pair of jammies, any color will suffice. Thanks tons and smooches to the pooches.
I was amazed at how easily and quickly he adapted. They're so completely amazing! The vet told us he had probably been losing vision longer than we realized, but he was good enough at adjusting that it took him showing signs of discomfort/pain for us to realize. Pretty incredible.
3/18/2015 04:39:46 pm
That first photo is so freaking adorable! I think you just won all animal-themed sew alongs.
3/19/2015 02:56:02 am
OMYGOSH there is so much love going on in those photos! Dogs!!! :) I just adore their pajamas (and yours). What perfect photos and all snuggly. LOVE!
3/20/2015 03:07:52 am
Got your blog through A Colourful Canvas. And indeed this is very funny. Do the dogs like it? Or are they indifferent? Or hate it?
Thanks for dropping in! The dogs typically really like wearing clothes. I knit also, so they've gotten a few sweaters over time. Dulce, however doesn't particularly love that the pajamas come over her back legs. When I first put them on her, she walked a little squirley, as if I had done something to impair her. She got used to them after a few minutes
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