Superhero Dogs!

Happy Early Halloween Y’all!  I was asked to create a project for Riley Blake Designs using one of their new novelty lines.  Of course, I had to pick their superhero dogs!  

The ask for this post came around the time I was starting to contemplate what Cooper should be for Halloween this year.  Last year he was a Lobster and since we moved to a cooler climate I knew I wanted to do something warm that might serve double duty.

“He’s her lobster!” – Phoebe Buffay, Friends

I decided on a super cute doggie coat that could double as a superhero costume.  May I introduce Super Cooper!!

Remember he has a bad case of RSF better known as Resting Sad Face. 

I made this fun dog jacket with Riley Blake Designs newest novelty line Super Dogs!  The line comes in teal, navy and white. 

At this point I’m sure you’re wondering…where is this pattern!?! Well I know my strengths and most of the time my weaknesses.  Because of this, I called in the experts and used a dog coat pattern from Butterick Patterns.   The pattern I used is is B4885 (Dog Coats in Four Styles)  I did, however, create the cape using my own pattern which was just freehand starting at the base of the collar and working my way out proportionately to the just beyond the edge of the jacket.  

Pattern Used | Butterick B4885

Here’s what you’ll need for this project – 

  • Riley Blake Designs Novelty Fabric
    • Cape – 2 Fat Quarters
    • Jacket – Per Pattern Instructions – Click here for yardage
      • Depends on the size of your dog. Cooper is ~35lbs with a 24″ torso. I made between the M and L sizes.
    • Buttons – 6 total (4 if you don’t intend on making it reversible)
      • 2 for pockets, 2(4) for cape attachment
    • Batting – I lined the jacket to make it more substantial

Among some of my favorite features of this versatile jacket include the removable cape as well as the smart pockets on the jacket itself.  Even better, everything is reversible!

The cape is simply attached using two of Lori Holt’s cute little buttons from Riley Blake Designs.  Then the collar hides all of it, easy peasy!

I just love this jacket and would LOVE to see pictures of your pup’s if you decide to make one.  Use #cleverquiltstudio!  I’ll leave you with a few more pictures of Cooper during our rainy photo session.  He had a super cute mask to wear, but was having none of that!  Apparently he does not want anonymity when saving the world!  Good for you Cooper, take that recognition and the key to the city!

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