Ante's new coat makes her look like a snow baby, so I thought I'd get into the spirit of things and let her encounter a creature normally associated with Christmas: a reindeer. I'm telling you it's a reindeer in case you don't recognize it, because it is constructed from the same stuff used to make artificial Christmas trees. And no, I didn't make it. It came from the local Michael's, an arts and crafts chain store. Or was it Jo-Ann Fabrics? Either way, it was an end of season bargain a couple of years ago.
|"Look what followed me home! Can we keep him?"|
|"Hold still. I want to get on."|
Other than that, the coat was easy to make and worked up quickly. I didn't have buttons the same pale orange as the trim and couldn't decide which other color to use, so in the end I used four different colors. It gives an otherwise plain white coat a little interest. I was tempted to put the coat on Little Lishe, because her normal skin would have provided a bit of contrast, instead of putting it on the white-skinned Ante, but Lishe didn't want to change out of her pumpkin suit. Can't say that I blame her. It looks very comfy.
Yesterday I picked up a remnant of pale green fleece at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I'm thinking of making a jacket for Little Shiwoo using the same pattern. Of course I'll omit the ruffle; maybe I will also reduce some of the coat's fullness. I think he'll like the ears, so we'll keep those. This time I think I will line the ears in a different fabric. Who knows, maybe this time I will get them to stand up.