Everything is finally here to start my marathon of sewing some blues for Jazzmin the bulldog. Last month I received an order (by way of my custom sewing ad), from a Marine veteran to sew a U.S. Marine Corporal E-4 styled uniform and a camouflage suit for his bulldog, Jazzmin. After a few chuckles–sorry, had to. Didn’t expect my first order to be something like this!–I set to work in procuring all the necessary materials.
Jazzmin’s owner wants this to be as authentic as possible so I made sure to ask him exactly what he wanted. We came to a design that mimics the US Marine’s mascot’s former attire:
Because I have never done dog clothes before I bought two sewing patterns to use as a basis of this design. I chose Simplicity 9520 and 2519.
|medium blue cotton/polyester twill|
|bright red premier broadcloth|
And I also bought webbing to mimic the pant leg on Chesty’s outfit:
|left to right: Navy and Marines medal and Medal of Good Conduct|
|US Marines chevron rank patch for a Corporal E-4.|
So that’s that. Now off to doing some pattern alteration, pre-washing fabric, ironing, and all the fun stuff. Actually, for me, everything after threading and preparing the serger/sewing machine is when the real “sewing” begins. And that part is the best part.
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