Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Project Bandana: complete…

After a jerky start, I finally finshed the dog scarf project. For now. Because they are so dadgum cute, I going to have to make more! This was really a fun project (and a lot easier than painting a room!) The girls were good sports about it. You know, all the dieting, and fittings and adjustments and stuff. It was hard work for them. <insert snort of derision here>

measure under the wrinkles




First, I had to take neck measurements…



much tinkering with sizes


Then I made a “pattern” for each dog, seeing as how they’re different sized and won’t be able to share clothes.

Just like any sisters, what one had, the other had to have as well. I made sure I had enough fabric for two of everything.



I know there's no fabric!



Once I finally got matching thread, I sewed fronts to backs, turned them inside out and pressed them flat. Some have trim, while others are cute enough without it. I put snap closures because velcro gets dirty and won’t stick.



I cannot live on celery!



In the meanwhile, my model fell-out due to starvation. It’s a tough life, being a supermodel.




where to begin?



The hard “work” paid off in the end, as we turned this pile of brightly colored fabrics into…




bandana bonanza



….bold fashion statements for dogs!





swimsuit model -sort of  Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. I am a girl!


They are all set for Halloween and Christmas. We still have all the holidays for the next year, yet to do.
I’m thinking my grandcats might need some scarves, too. Oh yeah, I’m on a roll!

We would like to thank Juice over at All Things Juice for the inspiration.


  1. We call those a babushka at Ducks Mahal. Good work.

  2. Awww, they are too cute. I'm pretty sure Lona would look adorable in one of those. She gets a bandanna when she gets her nails done, but they are never as cute as the ones you made.

  3. They look so cute! I still think you should do one for our hamsters.

  4. ROFLMAO re: the "my model fell-out" comment!

    p.s. my word verification was "retard" - how politically incorrect!

  5. I want to cuddle with your dogs SO BAD.

  6. Those are super cute, Dawn! I love them.

    And that is one emaciated model, poor thing. No wonder she fainted.

  7. It's heartwarming to see how thrilled the girls look over their new scarves. ;-)

    ROFLMAO re: bold fashion statements for dogs...since, sadly, dogs can't see color.

  8. Love, love, love them! The bandanas and the dogs!

    You did a great job. Now, I feel like I need to do get busy and do something for my herd or be known as a lazy slacker mom. : )

  9. I've got three little boys over her in GA. that would love matching scarves! Great job and thanks for the idea's.

    Hope you CGMan is doing okay with his extractions :)

  10. Aw, these are darling! Great idea.

  11. Our dog doesn't like bandanas, but he loves bananas, which is close, right?

  12. Well, if you're totally bored after the grand-cats, we have 5 dogs running around here - nekkid!!! I'm sure they'd appreciate a little "flair"!

  13. Love them! Am also cracking out watching your poor model fall out from starvation. :)

  14. I love how you put the snap on the ends. What a great idea! Such awesome colors too.


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