New Design – Waterproof coat

First – HUGE thank yous to all my furry pals who took part in testing the first design samples for this new coat.

You all loved the idea – and you have come back with several ideas about what to keep and what to change.

So – the final design looks like this

the-posh-dog-clothing-company-water-proof-coatYou liked the idea of the wider tummy band – so that stayed – but you wanted it deeper in the chest – so now it is more roomy with 2 bands of 2″ velcro giving you a bit more adjustment.

You were happy with the the-posh-dog-clothing-company-water-proof-coat-inneroverall shape – and found it wrapped the front end really well.

You also loved the cosy fleece liner – you said it made the coat really cosy and warm as well as waterproof.

 

Huge thanks to Stephanie over at The Cheap Shop – Tiptree (my fave fabric shop ever) for finding this fabric for me – that I can work on my normal sewing machine – I thought I was going to have to buy a spare one.

I am adding the first one to the shop now – so keep an eye out for more sizes.  If you have a longer – fatter – shorter – thinner dog – I can make a custom size for you.  I have the fabric in green and red – the tummy bands are made in the black as it’s a bit softer and so it’s easy to see.

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Something new

One thing I love about my job is that I never stop learning and doing new things.  At the moment I am learning to use a new type of foot on my sewing machine.

Loads of you have been asking for waterproof coats and my wonderful new supplier has come up with some fabric that I can use on my normal sewing machine.

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The red / green paw print fabric is the waterproof bit for the outside of the coat – it is a heavy weight cotton with a bonded plastic underside – then I am going to line them with a lovely bit of soft fleece.

 

I have never worked with this sort of fabric before – and I wanted to ad a small hem just so that the coat will wear well and stay neat.  After a couple of experiments I had a brainwave – use a rolled hem foot!  Huge luck – there are a couple in a huge set I bought ages ago – and they actually fit properly – and allow space for the needle (which normally they don’t).  So – here we go – learning a new technique.

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It is going to take me a bit of practice getting round the front arm corners – but it is much neater than the other ways I have tried.

I hope to have a couple of samples ready to try out next week – so keep an eye out.

 

 

 

Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 002

Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat - 002

 

 

 

 
I love dogs in the animal print coats – whether they are big or small – they look so cool!

Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a larger size dog

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 16″
Around chest: 26″ – 30″”

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints! 

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment.  The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester

machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

This one is £12.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 032

Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat - 032

 

 

 

 

Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a the tinys

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 8″ / 20cm
Around chest: 10″ – 12″  / 26cm – 30m

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints! 

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness – also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment. The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All measurements are approximate.

This size is £6.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 026.

 

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This is the largest fleece coat I do as standard – any bigger can be made to order!

 

 

Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a larger size dog

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 17″
Around chest: 20″ – 24″

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints!

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment.  The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester

machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

This one is £14.00

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Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 014

Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat 014

Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a medium size dog

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 10″
Around chest: 20″ – 23″

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints!

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment.  The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

This one is £9.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 011

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Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a medium size dog

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 12″
Around chest: 18″

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints!

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment.  The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

This one is £9.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Fleece Coat – 024.

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Handmade fleece Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a mid size dog

Total length of back – bottom edge to neck: 15 1/2″  / 39cm
Around chest: 15″ – 17″ / 39cm – 43cm

Fleece is a great fabric for dog wear.  It’s super soft, cuddly and anti-pill, i.e. no bobbling whatsoever after a wash. It is lightweight – hard-wearing – washable – and water-resistant to keep them dry. Available in a large variety of colours and fun prints!

The front has a velcro fastening – and the band round the middle wraps round the whole dog and coat for extra smugness also has a velcro fastening – quite a long one so you have a bit of adjustment.  The fleece is edged with a contrast strip of fleece for strength and stability.

Fabric composition: 100% Polyester – machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

£12.50

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