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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Coat & Sweater Pictures

After finding out about custom coats and sweaters from Linda's post on this Forum, I just had to have some for my girls -- nothing too fancy because I do not "dress" my dogs but they do need warmth for walks in cold weather. As we all know the ready made sweaters are not long enough for our dogs.

This is the orginal info from Linda: "I found this gal on etsy, http://www.etsy.com/shop/fifime
She has a much larger selection on her website, www.royalfifi-venus-in-fur.com/."

Chantal was wonderful to work with, the quality is EXCELLENT, and I received the coats in just a few weeks and the sweaters are in transit and will be here next week. I asked for a black underbelly (to hide the dirt) on the raincoat I selected -- no problem, leave off a bow on the sweaters -- no problem. I selected a raincoat with two layers of rain material and fleece next to the skin -- hopefully will block the wind nicely and is not bulky. For wearing purposes, the hood does not really work out for my dogs and I just unsnapped them. The band in the middle adjusts a bit and that is good for me. Dori and Chloe have just slightly different measurements in some areas, but not enough to differentiate and I did not want to have to figure out which coat was which -- so I just snap the stomach band over one on Dori.

I did allow ease in the measurements based on what I read on the Forum. I am sure this varies by style, but the coats could be about 1" less in length -- you provide the length from neck to base of tail, but the coat sits back a bit which is why it goes about an inch over the tail. However, it is no problem and their tails still can curl over.

We will soon be leaving on vacation to Wilmington, North Carolina and will be doing lots of walking and from the cold weather that is occuring in the south too, we may need the coats or sweaters. Last year we went to Savannah and it was really cold a lot, I never thought of bring sweaters for the dogs and they needed them some days. Maybe by bringing the dogs coats and sweaters, we will luck out and not need them at all -- we would sure like some 50-60 degree sunny days.

If more decide to get coats or sweaters, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Here are some pictures, including the sweaters (Chantal sends advance pictures before shipment):
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File Type: jpg Dogs in raincoats (9).jpg (53.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Dog sweaters 1.jpg (138.6 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Dog sweaters 3.jpg (133.9 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Dog coats (2).jpg (41.8 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Dog coats (3).jpg (26.3 KB, 146 views)

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Judy, they all look wonderful! And the pups looks adorable in them!

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I just found out the royalfifi website address is not correct, as it has been changed to:

www.royalfifi.net

The etsy address is correct.

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Very cute coats & sweaters!!


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They all looks great!!! So glad they worked out well for you!! I am looking forward to seeing the sweaters on them!!!


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They are so cute! You've inspired me to place an order, I'm so sick of coats that are too short. Poor Piper keeps coming inside with 3 inches of wet butt.

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Well, if that isn't the cutest thing - your kids in their matching raincoats! Love the red with black underbelly. Going to check into these. I am thinking we would not need the fleece as it doesn't get overly cold here and not sure how that would be next to the hair of a full-coated Hav - we just mostly get rain, rain, rain and more rain. Is the raincoat fabric breathable? Nice review of the coats! And, yes, I find the best insurance is to be prepared! Best wishes for some decent weather for your trip.

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Breathable Fabric?

Linda,
I really do not know if the fabric is breathable, you would have to ask Chantal. I would guess not though. You can make an inquiry through her website or this is her email address:

ROYAL FIFI - FASHION FOR SMALL DOGS [[email protected]]

I would think that perhaps another lining could used -- maybe cotton jersey. It would have to be prewashed as I would think that would shrink and the rain coat material would not. There are so many items available, there might be something that would better meet your needs for just rain protection.

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Those are really cute!!

As an Etsy seller myself, I love Etsy and custom ordering from there, She has a really cute store, I'll certainly 'favorite' it and take a look around.

Your pups look adorable in their matching threads

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Brady's new sweater arrived the other day Here is a picture of my handsome guy. It was riding up a bit so it looks short in this picture. I think I posted some of Cassie in her sweaters on a different thread, but just in case, here they are
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File Type: jpg Cassie's pink sweater resized.jpg (15.2 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg Cassie's hoodie again resized.jpg (15.6 KB, 106 views)
File Type: jpg Brady sweater.jpg (44.8 KB, 7 views)


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