By Lesley Karpiuk (pinktoque) of The Pink Toque Craft Blog.
Fat dog in a little coat… or is it just really a too-small coat for my dog? While my border collie/brittany spaniel Oliver is a tad bit on the heavy side these days (read: fat), honestly I think this coat I tried to sew for him last winter was just made too small in the first place, and has nothing to do with his weight. Though the strap looks like it sorta fits in the photo, I can guarantee you it doesn’t actually fit around Oliver’s girth.
Oliver is such a good sport. He’s looking at me as if he knows that this coat is way too small for him. It’s like, “Mom, I look ridiculous.” and yet he still humors me.
Maybe I should’ve measured my dog first? Measure then sew? What a concept. Looks like I need to give this dog coat away to a friend who has a smaller dog than I.
This is definitely a craft fail.