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.