Using your sewing time wisely

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Why, oh why do I feel compelled to dress this puppy?  Is it because of her adorable little face?  Those gigantic ears?  The fact that she’s only six inches tall?

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I was trolling around on Etsy and found the mother lode of patterns for tiny little dog clothes.  The pattern company is called Sofi & Friends, this pattern is called the Sweet Pea dress.  I used Moda Scrumptious fabric, the same fabric I used for that cute little baby quilt with the dresses.  Little Dorito is so tiny that I only needed teeny little pieces.

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She still has plenty of room to grow in this, and it is the size xx-small.

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The dress is fully lined.  Only the best for my little diva.  The patterns are beautifully drafted and accurate. There are lots of great details, like the d-ring so the dress can also work as a harness.  I have no idea where or why she will wear this dress.  But when she does, she will look breathtaking.  Now for some examples of her modeling poses…

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She acted like she had been frozen in place when I put it on her.  I didn’t even match up the velcro because I was scrambling to get my camera.  We obviously need to work on her catwalk.

Happy 4th of July! (Plus some random musings…)

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Miss Dorito would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy 4th of July.  She is rockin’ her new patriotic dress.  She has a little bit of room, so she can grow into it.  And no, I did not make it.  I am trying desperately to maintain some dignity by not spending all my time drafting patterns for chihuahua clothing.

This little darling is sucking up a lot of my time, as any baby will do.  She is a bundle of energy, funny and sweet.  At 3 months, she weighed in at one ounce under two pounds.

Good news from the sewing room – I have new LED lighting. Talk about opening up a world of opportunity!  Now I can actually work after sunset.

"I never sleep on planes" eye mask.  Anita Goodesign embroidery.  Gray poly satin fabric, black lace elastic.
“I never sleep on planes” eye mask. Anita Goodesign embroidery. Gray poly satin fabric, black lace elastic.

Remember the eye mask I made for our European trip?  On our return flight from Shannon to JFK I sat next to two energetic young Irish women.  They were on their way to San Diego to work for the summer.  It was their first time out of Ireland, the first  plane ride for one of them.  Louise and Clodagh made the most of their flight time, partaking of the free (on international flights) beverages and flirting with the other passengers.  When the flight attendants started passing out eye masks for those who wanted to sleep, I knew mine had ascended to a higher purpose.  I hope Clodagh and Louise have fun showing off their new fashion accessory.