Mama Made: Puppy Coat (Upcycled)

Halloween.  A holiday I could take or leave. We'll do a bit of trick or treating for UNICEF. I grew up wearing lots of homemade costumes, hand me downs from my dad's cousin. Lovely stuff.  I'd love for my kids to sport handmade costumes too.  Only, if I go through all that work to make something for them, I want it to be worn more than once.  So, I decided to take a basic pattern and make it into a costume.

Pattern is Oliver & S, link here. Fleece was thrifted for a dollar.  Buttons were thrifted and a part of a huge tin of buttons.  Lining was upcycled from two receiving blankets from his childhood.  And a friend gave me this bone fabric, fit perfectly.
 And I love it.

 I love that these receiving blankets used to keep him warm all swaddled up. Now they keep him warm in a different way.

And here is my model.  He told me once it was finished that he was never going to wear it.  Thankful he's coming around.

 Did you know this puppy can pant?
 Roll over.
And beg?

 It's been popping up random places...getting a little use.

A Halloween costume, yes.  But a coat to last all winter? Even better. Particularly since Halloween in Maine always feels like mid winter anyway.

And really, who can resist a little puppy anyway?


  1. Oh my goodness! This is ADORABLE. Way to go! I love it.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. You did a fabulous job! Makes me wish I had been more thrifty when I made Hallowe'en costumes. Are you going to paint his face like a puppy on the big day?

  3. So stinkin' cute! It looks really warm, too. Great job!



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