The project l’m sharing today is one that makes everyone who sees it go awwwwww; a St. Patrick’s Day jacket for a maltipoo. A few things about my family – we have an inordinate number of folks look at a flower, a cat or a dog and sneeze. Allergies, and for some asthma, run throughout the gene pool. The poodle, and certain breeds, do not trigger allergies. Thus, my sister has found she can have her lovable maltipoo while entertaining relatives for whom asthma is a concern. She also likes to occasionally dress up her puppy – so, one of the things I can periodically do for her is provide that sparkle.
We all know some feel the pronounced an urge to dress up in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. If you indulge in a few videos of my local Murphy’s Irish day parade you’ll get an idea. A little jacket for the pup for those walks in early March and attending their parade in Massachusetts was in order.
My sister mailed me her favorite puppy Santa jacket to use as a pattern. I took white tissue and traced the back sides and sleeves of the jacket. Green fleece was cut to these pattern pieces. Next came the embroidery machine. I embroidered the “Erin Go Bark” with fonts available on my machine. Also used it to supply the buttonhole that makes the opening for the leash. Black felt comprises the belt which was attached in gold thread with a decorative stitch from the machine. An embroidered shamrock replaces the belt buckle. She loves the jacket and neighbors stop her and pooch to get a better look whenever there’re out walking.
At last year’s Murphys Irish Days I also picked her up these great dog fairy wings – but alas, although her pup loves jackets and bandanas, these were not for him. If he’d liked them, they’d have brought a smile to everyone she passed while out walking.
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