Making the Tailored Dog Jacket

Making the Tailored Dog Jacket is truly a labor of love. Which is fitting, because I'm on a mission to help more pets feel loved. After the designing phase (a previous blog post in case you missed it) of the jacket comes the making phase. This is where I get to obsess over every cut,… Continue reading Making the Tailored Dog Jacket

Designing the Tailored Dog Jacket

The first product I designed for my Ivy League Classics collection is the the Tailored Dog Jacket. It's a handmade jacket for smaller dogs made from reclaimed sport jackets, with a classic, preppy, intellectual character. The seed for the design was planted a few months after we adopted our sweet little mutt, Pipsqueak, from a… Continue reading Designing the Tailored Dog Jacket

Herringbone collar detail

For this small dog jacket, I used a heavy cotton herringbone fabric reclaimed from a men's sport jacket. I love the way the brown, black, and ivory herringbone pattern goes with the simple blue chambray -- it's polished yet casual. And the buttons are handstitched on so they don't fall off like those on cheap… Continue reading Herringbone collar detail

Handstitched, because I care

My favorite part of the Tailored Dog Jacket is the hand-stitched collar band because it's such a clean finish. It's not fast, but it's worth it. After the collar is sewn on one side by machine (this is what attaches it to the jacket body), I fold it over and stitch down the back by… Continue reading Handstitched, because I care