ScrapHappy August 2020

Sam the dog likes to wear pyjamas. Well, actually, what I mean is that she sleeps better when she is wearing a dog coat. We thought that this was because she was getting cold overnight – she’s an old lady at around 15 years – but even on warm night she seems to like to wear something. Maybe it’s the slight pressure calming her down, like a Thundershirt, but whatever the reason, she doesn’t wake us up at 2am if she’s dressed. She has a couple of woolly coats, which are fine for the winter, but we were concerned that over the summer these would be too warm and so I have been looking at different options. Then, Mr Snail finally wore a pair of his sweatpants so thin that they were impossible to repair and I saw a scrappy opportunity. A bit of deft scissor work and Sam has two lovely soft cotton coats…

Since the pictures were taken, I’ve overlocked the edges to add a bit of strength. She seems happy with the outcome..

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folks often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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  1. That’s a really inspired repurposing of a sweatpant leg! Lucky Miss Sam is smallish and Mr SoH’s sweatpants would fit. I fear none of the Husband’s legwear would fit round Mouse – he’s slender, but has a very, very deep chest. Plus, although he likes trailing dramatically around the house wearing his red blankie like the Hound of the Blankievilles, he doesn’t really like clothes except for his Thunder Shirt, and that only on tolerance. Oh, and his warm coat on nippy mornings (yes, we do have those, although you’d probably call it summer…).

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    • It was a surprisingly good fit – just snug enough. And, because there were two legs, she’s got two of them to allow for washing.
      I used to knit coats for greyhounds and was always amazed by the difference in girth around their chests and waists.

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  2. Nice! What a dear dog.

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  3. what a wonderful idea to remake a summer coat for a gorgeous old dog…

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  4. Clever! Happy Scrapper, Happy Dog.
    I am repurposing some old wire fencing in my Scrap Happy post today.

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  5. Sam looks so sweet all curled up in her pyjamas !

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  6. Love the notion of a dog’s pj’s – there’s a whole children’s picture book needs writing on this one…

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  7. that’s adorable.

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  8. Very interesting. Both of my dogs are complete fools whenever there’s a thunderstorm so they obviously need something like this.

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  9. Aaaah!Lucky Sam. Hope Mr Snail got some new sweatpants too.

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  10. So sweet – but I understand the terrier reference 😁. I had to look up Thundershirt. I think they weren’t invented when my old dog could have benefited. He used a storm as an excuse to climb on my lap – and he was well beyond lapdog size 🙄.

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  11. ah-h, Sam looks very cozy in her new pj’s, sweet dreams little doggie.

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  12. Even dogs need onesies, especially ones made with love. 💜

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  13. Susan Nixon

     /  August 16, 2020

    That is extremely clever! What a great idea.

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  14. What an awesome idea! Glad you could upcycle:)

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