Waggy Wardrobe

At a Dog's Trust Open Day in 2013, I met a lovely couple named Kelli and Andrew who had a wedding booked for 31st July 2014 and were looking for a suitable outfit for their well-loved Shih tzu, Spencer, who would be celebrating their big day with them.

Kelli contacted me in June this year saying, "We have bought him a black doggie tux which we like but would rather get him a more comfortable (and matching) outfit to wear on the day".

The Groom and ushers were wearing dark grey suits with goldy yellow ties but the Groom had added a waistcoat to his attire to set him apart from the others. Kelli wanted a little waistcoat, short sleeved shirt and tie for Spencer with the main aim: to be comfortable.

Working with Kelli's measurements, I made a trial outfit first, to make sure that the fitting was right


and then went about selecting the correct fabric for the finished article.

The shirt was made from stretch jersey cotton and embellished with a gold bow tie and fabric buttons. The waistcoat had a dark grey silk back, with the back fastening, and was dark grey on the front with imitation pockets and contrasting buttons.

Kelli and Andrew were very pleased with the results and Spencer was a happy dog!

Hi Tracey.

I hope your well.
I just wanted to send you a little message to say a big thank you again for making Spencer's suit for our wedding in July!! He looked absolutely amazing & everyone was blown away by how cute his suit was & how well it matched the ushers. 
I wouldn't hesitate to use you again, your work is stunning.

I've attached a few photos of him from the day.

Thanks again.

Kind Regards,

Kelli & Andrew (& Spencer) 


Congratulations Kelli and Andrew

Written by Tracey Thorpe — September 13, 2014


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