In the beginning though, there was just this: a green canvas-y top part upon which we hand-appliqued this stylized and modified Loki helmet. It took a long time. A really long time. Needles drank deep of the Sister's blood and I myself went not unscathed, but it was worth it. You can't see it here, but it's sewn on with shiny gold thread so it looks spectacular in the sun.
|Lessons learned include: number pattern pieces, keep pattern pieces|
organized, tacking down with thread is a better idea than
using a gluestick, and make sure symmetrical things
are actually symmetrical.
After some staring and discussion and a remark from Krispy and her Sister's dad, we decided to add Loki's name to his jacket. (Their dad's comment was something along the lines of "You should put his name on there or else nobody will know what it is.") We made Krispy write it out for us since she has the best handwriting and does fancy lettering too, and then the Sister and I set about hand-embroidering it because we are masochistic with a vision.
So, despite the heat, we plopped it on Loki for a quick photoshoot. And look omg how handsome he is.
|Loki got a cookie for being a good boy, or as good a boy|
as can be when he refuses to cooperate for the camera.
Our master plan for all this is to start our own company and sell geeky dogwear for a million dollars and have Loki be our handsome model for everything. I think we should make him a Tardis or dalek jacket next, or maybe a superhero one. Or R2D2 would be awesome. What do you think?
What's the most time-consuming thing you've ever done for your pet? (For myself, it'd probably be making a cage for my rats when they decided they hated each other and could no longer be cagemates. It was a pretty simple cage, but it took fricking forever.)