ground control to major tom

Deedle has a new spacesuit raincoat!
d exoskin inside.JPG d exoskin side.JPG
And an action shot:

d exoskin outside.JPG

The first raincoat I made her turned out pretty well, but I discovered after using it that making the body out of lycra was not a great idea. It kept her chest from getting muddy, but the lycra isn’t water resistant, so it would get soaked, and her chest would get wet. I decided that she needed a more water repellant fabric against her torso, so I got some exoskin. It’s rubbery on one side and fleecy on the other, and it’s made for water sports. It is kind of thick stuff, so it isn’t the easiest material with which to work. Also, it doesn’t allow full range of motion, so it kind of impedes Deedle’s gait (it would have helped if I had gotten the placement of the leg holes on target). Still, it does keep her chest dry and warm! I ordered the exoskin and the orange Goretex from Rose City Textiles. Super fast service!
By the way, after I took the photos, I fixed the gap in the neck by adding darts.

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34 Responses to ground control to major tom

  1. amy says:

    What a styling outfit! I could use similar up here in the Vancouver (Rain Belt) area for my doggies. Gets a little tired when a walk in the rain means baths all round 🙁

  2. mindy says:

    Wasn’t that what David Bowie was wearing, around 1974? Please, please tell me you’ll be adding a big silver “D” to the cape.

  3. carolyn says:

    Deedle is a superhero!!! I am so with Mindy on the need for a silver “D”! what a good pup letting her crazy momma put her in a super reflective outfit like that one!! 🙂

  4. lisac says:

    you have! to sell this pattern. nothing like another excuse for more nicknames for my dog…

  5. Jenn says:

    That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

  6. maeve says:

    definitely a silver D on the cape! absolutely adorable. 🙂

  7. Carrie says:

    That raincoat is the BEST! Deedle looks like a princess {lea} in her new raincoat! I agree with the rest, a big D on the raincoat is a MUST! Great job 😉

  8. Cathy says:

    WOW! Does that come in my size?!
    How awesomely cute!

  9. Becky says:

    That is an absolute RIOT! And Deedle looks so cute in it. If you could make those over here, they’d sell like hotcakes.

  10. froggy says:

    oh deedle is too cute. mini almost knocked my laptop off the table pointing to “super doggie”, as she calls him.

  11. claudia says:

    That was laugh-out-loud funny. Give Deedle a kiss for me.

  12. Bonne Marie says:

    Deedle is the SuperestDuperest DOG of all time! I feel safe today knowing she’s protected from the rain and can concentrate on protecting us humans…

  13. molly says:

    Wow, Deedle is one well-behaved dog! I don’t know if I could get my brother to pose so nicely. Must be because he got that rad coat. It looks great!

  14. Becca says:

    Oh wow, Superdog! That would make a bitchin’ costume for the “How Berkeley Can You Be” parade in the spring…

  15. karen says:

    the raincoat is almost as cute as deedle. really impressive.

  16. stinkerbell says:

    super dog flying into the rescue. I love it!

  17. Mary-Heather says:

    There is just no way to look at that raincoat without smiling. Adorable!

  18. Ande says:

    Superdog! I love it! Way to go on that. My dogs are very jealous of Deedle. I better go get stitching!

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  20. melissa says:

    Deedle looks like she should be doing safety patrol in her orange coat. It looks great! The bathroom looks good too.

  21. Theresa says:

    Very fab. I’m now trying to imagine my dad putting one of those on his Rott, who often gets cold and wet in the snowy/rainy seasons in Michigan. Deedle is definitely a good dog!

  22. Eklectika says:

    SuperDeedle!!!! That’s the best doggie raingear ever…

  23. amanda says:

    too funny! that is the most adorable thing i’ve seen in quite a while:o)

  24. tania says:

    oh dear!
    that cheered me up!
    so sweet.

  25. Catherine says:

    I love it, it’s practical and also a doggie superhero costume! I wish I could sew, Murphy would be the hit of the neighborhood in something like that! He has a huge under-7 fan club that would flip over a Supermurphy costume!
    Must learn to sew. I really must. Your blog is an inspiration.

  26. K says:

    Love it!!!! Your doggie is a cute little astronaut!

  27. K says:

    What breed is Deedle? She’s so pretty.

  28. Silvia says:

    Super Deedle! All I can think of is the Mighty Mouse song…”Here I come to save the day!”

  29. alison says:

    Yay, Deedle! These photos made my day. Can she fly? Run faster than a speeding kibble?

  30. Elaine says:

    That is so funny. Great modeling. Deedle really likes to wear clothes, doesn’t she.

  31. Christy says:

    Oh super cute!!! My dog Jack, is very similiar to yours, just she is black and white…and she would be so cute on something like that! I have a knitted sweater in plan for her…but a raincoat is a great idea..she hates the rain. I love it!

  32. Kimberli says:

    WHAT FUN!!! Just another pang in my heart — I SO WANT A DOG again! Darn work travel.

  33. Kerstin says:

    Lady, you are the best! Deedle is one HOT dog. That pic just cracks me up … I’ll have to share it with the kids. Thanks for the smiles!

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