Friday, July 25, 2014

fit to be spied

It always seems to me that little dachshunds are often left out in the cold when it comes to nicely fitted attire.  Something is always too short, too long, too small, too wide, too narrow, or too big.  And sleeves and shoulder lines are practically always a problem, so misplaced and often so big that our stubby legged little friends inevitably - albeit adorably - ensausage themselves.

The little gray hairs sprouting like weeds on tiny chumley's face told me it was time to tackle this Moby Dick of sewing challenges, and so the little kielbasa and I have spent the last two weeks reading and futzing drawing and cutting and sewing and seam ripping and cutting and sewing and seam ripping and, well you get the idea.   It's been a lot of work that has caused me to face many a sewing demon, but it has also been very rewarding in terms of developing my spatial thinking.  And of course, it has also been very rewarding for a happy go lucky, bottomless tummied little boy, who also has some rather grandiose ideas as to what his halloween costume will be this year.

shhh shhhh shushy shuush! mom, please do not say anything more. u never know if the stinky neighbor bassets might be listening with their big ol ears, and that would just spoil everything me and duk duk have already been working on!!  remember, u make the - u make the thing we talked about, and we will take care of the rest. now, shall we start on the back - um, part b?  :)


Lovable Lily said...

Your Mom always does such beautiful work Baxter! We can't wait to see your costume come October.

Lily Belle & Muffin

PairADox Designs said...

I am very impressed already with how smooth that set-in sleeve is! I am working on my own special dachshund sized soft e-collar today to solve the snout-too-long-neck-too-small-back-so-long-can-still-curl-up-and-chew-my-back-leg-bandage-off dachshund body problem! So I am all too familiar with ready made things never fitting that wonderful dachshund body correctly.

Anonymous said...

Adorable, as usual! Can't wait to see what transpires....

Thanks for always delivering on making me smile. Your blog is one of my morning guilty pleasures and you never disappoint.

dawn and wishy

M&P said...

Penny and I miss you sooo much the days you don't post. Waaaah. Enuf cryin. I agree. Just look at that leg - wowee

M&P said...

It only allows so few words and cuts me off. Anyway does this mean your super cool duds will be even super cooler duds?

kalyxcorn said...

hee hee thank u lily belle n muffin. i am so glad u comment and so sorry i do not respond often enough. but know i save them all up for days like this when i can enjoy them all! :)

oh i hope it turned out, miss roberta! it is probably like 95% ok now which is fine by me because next i have to tell her what i need is actually going to be baggy so who knows what u might see of the shoulder line being right.

hee hee i cannot wait either miss dawn and wishy! it is so good 2 hear from you :)

miss marene and penny, i just wanted to thank u for the super duper card i think u sent me that i have not yet opened! i only realized it was for me when i was helping mom clean up the mail desk - it apparently got put away for a day when things got quiet so we could give it our full attention and well, it hasn't gotten quiet yet! :0