Made a jacket for my dog out of vintage flying trousers

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  1. RapidReaper

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    So, my little 6 pound Yorkie hasn't seen snow before and was freezing while on his walks these last 2 days ( we're snowed in here ). I made him a jacket out of a couple of pairs of old flying trousers I had pulled the zippers off of.

    I don't own a sewing machine so I sewed it up by hand. It's double layered with a piece of fleece inserted on top of the alpaca ( like a stuffed pita pocket ) to keep his back and flanks toasty. Just wish he was excited as I am about it... 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg
     
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  2. ProteinNerd

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    Love it [emoji38]
     
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  3. ButteMT61

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    Awesome.
     
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  4. RapidReaper

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    Thanks guys. He'll never need another coat that's for sure.
     
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  5. Monitor

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    lol I love this! I was thinking about doing something similar for my dog but him being a Tibetan Spaniel, there's hardly any need for it.
     
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    Great Job! What a great use of unusable gear.
     
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  7. ButteMT61

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    If I had a dog and we lived somewhere cold, I'd pay you to make me one! Well done.
     
  8. RapidReaper

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    And it would be great fun to do too. There's not a lot of flat seamless material to work with in those trousers so unless you didn't mind patching together different pieces you're limited to small dog sizing. Of course with a sewing machine you could whip together a jacket in a few minutes, filling them with down too then diamond quilting it all together but you'd probably boil a dog inside it. F-1B trousers are all over ebay for around $40, beat up A-11's the same
     
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  9. Sloan1874

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    Lovely stuff! If you're making another one, can I suggest, as my parent's dog's jacket has, the back extended and loops of elastic attached for the hind legs? It means his bum won't be chilled!
     
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    HaHa ! THAT is funny
     
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    Jacket, Flyer's Dog Intermediate
     
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    Brilliant :)
     
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    haha

    nice to see man's best friend being so well looked after. Great job
     
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    nice job OP! your dog is well cared for...
     
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    This thread is just brilliant.

    This post made my day. Hahaha!
     
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  17. ButteMT61

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    Sorry, but that contract required the belt to only have three loops and no pockets on the rear. Obviously not made by Good Wear...
     
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    That is simply adorable. I would ask you for one (at a certain price) for my yorkie as well. :D
     
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    That's excellent!
     
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    looks bulletproof
     
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