I had put off purchasing a new coat because of course, they are very expensive, and I had never seen one that I really liked at any store cheaper than a department store. That is, until I ran across this beauty at Target. It was soft, comfortable, well-made, and on sale for $30. It was also fabulously lined in hot pink. I was excited.
You may be wondering what this fabulous coat has to do with my dog...but then again, maybe you know exactly what this has to do with my dog. Just before finally re-instating the use of the baby fence at night (as mentioned in Bananas for Bitters) I was careless enough to leave my coat out on a chair, and YES, he chewed it.
Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of the damage that was done. Luckily, it wasn't bad. He chewed the lapel that crosses over in the front, and immediately when seeing it, I knew that it was salvageable. Only the edges were chewed, so the main triangle shape was still there. I decided to create some bias tape and encase the edges of the collar and the sides with a fabric that would coordinate with the beautiful pink lining.
|Ta-da! Here is my new coat!|
Ultimately, the main thing that I take away from these situations is this: I am SO GLAD I can sew.
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