Dog Hoodie

We started participating in Meet-Ups with a group called Las Vegas Corgis and Shanda, the organizer, entered us in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade out in Henderson. Contrary to what a lot of people think, families actually live out here in the Las Vegas area. Not all if it lives revolve around The Strip!

Since we’re participating in the St. Patty’s Day Parade I decided to make something green for our Corgi. We don’t own any outfits for her but I love how this came out. I used The Green Pepper’s Spot’s Hoodie pattern (F717). I didn’t realize how pricy it was but luckily Joann’s had a coupon. I really recommend their app because you don’t have to print the coupons out.

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As I preview the picture I’m realizing how blurry it is. Sorry about that. For some reason my phone hasn’t been focusing correctly. I’ll try to remember to fix it for future pics!

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I used the ribbing from my beloved sweater for the project. This is my favorite sweater but honestly, it’s seen better days.

The project took me three evenings to finish. I do most of my sewing at night when my kiddo is asleep. Now, I’m definitely a novice seamstress as I’ve only been sewing since the beginning of the year. I’m hooked! There was one major issue I encountered: I had to change the needle for the ribbing. I messed with the tension, stitch length, etc. but it just wouldn’t catch:

    The zig zag stitch would create a straight stitch…. There was no zag to my zig.
    My bottom thread wouldn’t come up when straight stitching and I ended up with a dingly-dangley

In order to fix it I changed the needle to a size 18 and changed my tension to 5 and it was perfect! Ahhhh the beautiful sound of a figurative and literal well-oiled machine.

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I love the contrast of the brown and bright green. Looking back, I feel like I should have used contrasting stitching… Just for effect.

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My husband thought I needed to add some holes for her ears so I decided to follow his suggestion.

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What an adorable pup! Go forth and sew, everyone!