Oh my dear, sweet little Finner. Getting his custom-made coat is taking a little more effort than he’d bargained for (see previous posts PupCycled: Sustainable Clothing For Your Furry Friends and Finn’s Second Fitting).
Part of what’s happening is that the good folks at PupCycled have been extremely busy putting on many different fashion shows to promote their work. I certainly don’t want to mess with that! Finn’s coat can definitely be a back-burner project.
In fact their next show will be this Saturday, May 12th, at the Penasco Theater at 4PM. It’s part of a Mother’s Day Cabaret that will include circus, music, spoken word and, of course, fashion. It’s $20 per ticket and all proceeds benefit the Penasco Theater Summer Season (see previous post The Sugar Nymphs Bistro, Penasco, NM to learn a little bit about the theater and its programs). I highly recommend that any of you in the area attend. I’m certainly going to be there!
But back to Finn’s coat. Between their schedules and mine, not to mention Finn’s packed calendar, just getting together has been a big challenge. (For those of you who don’t know Finn, you should check out his original rescue story, Rescue Dog: Meet Finn (Survivor), and the follow up stories in the Rescue Dog category).
So we’ve been working long distance. That means Finn hasn’t been available for additional measurements or to try out a design as it’s coming into being.
Anita mailed the first prototype of the dog coat pattern to our little man and it just doesn’t work for him at all. Truth be told, I’m mainly writing this post so you can see the photos. You ‘gotta admit he’s amazingly cute, right?
So they are already back at the drawing table with the pattern, making the back one piece with front leg holes. And they’re changing the velcro closures. Anna and I will drive him down to Penasco for the next coat prototype fitting so Anita can see what’s happening in person. Coming soon…
Although this was just a pattern, Anna was quite taken with the color. She says it goes well with “the blonds.” But my friend, Kim, was skeptical. I think he’s envisioning something a little more manly for our guy. Finn’s keeping quiet on the subject. I don’t think there’s a vain bone in his body. He just wants to be warm.
Love to you all,