I entered my two wienie dogs in a local contest a few years ago, and Toby won 3rd place. I made butterfly costumes for both wienies. Here's a picture of those costumes.
There's nothing like developing an idea as it a forms in your head. Well after I received the email, an idea started to take place. I wanted to make a costume, but I didn't want to put a lot of money into it. Thankfully, I had all the supplies I needed in my studio.
I really wanted to include a costume for one of the hedgehogs too. I started playing around with material and designs, then my idea blossomed. I was going to make a Peter Pan costume for one of the dogs and a Tinkerbell costume for the hedgehog. Oh, the joyous fun of piecing together an idea.
This is the Tinkerbell costume. It's made mainly with cotton fabric. The wings are made from pipe cleaners, covered with glitter(there has to be some pixie dust), and sewn to the back of the dress. I used elastic to hold it on the hedgehog. Here's the finished product being modeled by Spike (yes it's a boy wearing the Tinkerbell costume but all the girls were too fat.)
Next, the Peter Pan costume.
I made the had and the with cotton fabric, lined with batting in between. The belt, trim on the hat, and the knife are all made out of felt. All pieces are sewn into place. Elastic holds the costume in place. Here's Dinky modeling the Peter Pan costume.
Below is the picture I submitted to the contest. Please click here and vote for Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Voting is closed October 21st.
Animals are not always willing to cooperate when it comes to taking pictures. I wanted to share some of the other pictures I took.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures of my beloved pets and what they have to endure.
Blessings and Happy Sewing!