Several people have been asking about the sizing of the Lady Maggie coats, so I thought I would take a moment to show everyone just how custom they really are.
Firstly, all the coats are designed by myself. I create the pattern by hand. I start by looking for inspiration on (human) fashion blogs and shops. Once I have an idea of what I'd like to create, I make a quick sketch and then move on to a template pattern. Once I think it's ready, I cut out some fabric to do a prototype. I usually do these in either fleece or a lightweight cotton instead of the intended fabric. Here, Charlie helps me work out some issues with my new fox-hunt inspired coat:
From there, I'll make adjustments and perhaps even redraw the pattern completely. Then, I move onto a version in the intended fabric. Here I've made up a range of coats that aren't quite ready for production:
As you can see, they are all different sizes. Sometimes as I resize patterns I will find that there are tweaks to be made to the pattern when making it smaller or larger. When all of this is complete and I am happy with the finished product, I will begin production for the Etsy store.
As all of my coats are handmade by my own pattern, I can make them in any size or any fabric. That means, if someone sees a coat on my Etsy store that is Pug-sized, I can make it for their Yorkie or their Boxer. If the coat I'm offering is in pink but they want it in black that is no problem at all. And if they like the coat but want a satin lining instead of fleece, I can easily do that as well.
Etsy is a marketplace for people who make things. As such, it is a very flexible place for people to place custom orders for items. If any of my customers want a jacket I offer but want it in a different size or fabric, all they need to do is click the "ask a question" button next to the item on Etsy. It opens a message box where they can request whatever they want. I email them back and let them know the details. Upon their approval, I make the custom order. Then I put a listing on my site specifically for that person. They then click the "buy" button and we complete the transaction. This is all usually done within a couple of days.
So please remember when you are browsing our items, anything you see can be made as a custom order for you and your furbaby. Just let us know what you need!