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Wedding Day Photos!

We have been honoured to be a small part of people's wedding day many times over the years.  It is quite humbling to have someone trust you to help make their dreams of their big day come true.  A couple of months ago, we received a request from a bride-to-be to help create bow ties for her two Dobermans.  She had just found out that her two dogs were going to be allowed to participate in the ceremony.  She chose the red silk bow tie that we offer for her male dog, but she also wanted something for her female dog.  She contacted me through Etsy to ask about a gold bowtie for her girl.  I emailed her back a selection of fabrics and she chose the gold she wanted.  I then set about designing a special, more feminine, bowtie for her girl.  This is what I came up with:

 

 

She was very happy with them and said they would look perfect for her furkids on the special day.

So often, that's the end of the story for us.  Unfortunately, we don't get to see photos of the big day or how our designs looked.  Thankfully, Samantha sent us some photos from her wedding, so we could see how everything turned out.  We're very happy to have played a small part in helping to make her wedding everything she wanted it to be! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

 

 

Here's wishing the happy couple years of happiness together! Congratulations!

Bowties Are Cool!

We have recently introduced a new item to our shop which is causing quite a stir!  We have covered a nylon webbing collar with a white oxford shirt collar and topped it off with a set of 3 interchangeable bow ties.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163912880/formal-bow-tie-white-shirt-dog-collar

The set includes a traditional black tie, a red silk tie and a cute tartan plaid tie.  They have proven to be quite popular.

But now we want to give people a little more choice and flexibility by offering new bowtie options.  We will be launching these items shortly, but in the meantime here is a little teaser:

And, for you Dr. Who fans out there, here is a little message from our boy Charlie:

Cheers!

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Busy Little (Sewing) Bee

There's been loads of activity going on behind the scenes here at Lady Maggie over the past few days.  We have been very busy creating the latest in our Fall 2013 collection of coats.   We will be posting them over the next several days.  In fact, we listed this lovely coat earlier today on our Etsy shop:

 

 

 This blue plaid tartan print is lined with a lovely golden yellow fleece for chilly autumn walks.  It is accented with a navy blue quilted collar and a fixed coordinating belt.

We are very excited about the new range.  We have some absolutely gorgeous fabrics that we just know you are going to love!  And you will notice that this collection offers a slightly different cut to our coats.  In response to some feedback, we have incorporated a notch in the bottom hem to allow room for a tail without interfering with the line of the jacket.  We are also incorporating the very popular collar and faux belt in these designs.  In addition to creating a striking coat, it also allows us a chance to play around with different buttons on these designs. 

Each day forward we will be revealing one of our new designs on Etsy.  We will be posting these on Facebook and Twitter as well. 

And remember, these are custom created coats; the listings on Etsy are simply listings for our sample coat - you can order any of these designs in any size you wish.

I hope you enjoy seeing these new items as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

Cheers,

Rebecca

 

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Custom Made - To Order!

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!

Cheers!

Rebecca

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