I don't need a new coat at the moment, but somebody in this household certainly does….
Poor old Raggy was looking more than a little bedraggled a couple of weeks ago. Holes had started to appear and sadly for him, parts of his face were rapidly disintegrating. It was time for yet another new coat.
I gave him half a new face by stretching some plain cotton around the affected area. Then I chain stitched a new terrifying Joker-style smile. Look away if you're easily scared.
This didn't take me long at all and neither did the making of the actual flannel coat, it was sewing the bloody head to the coat that took FOREVER!
It's not my finest work: his new head is on back to front (the other side of those twiddly bits should be on display from the front) and still looks a bit off centre and cock-eyed to me. It doesn't matter though, Charlie thought his new coat (including nightmare-inducing face) was fab.
Me: "Do you like Raggy's new face Charlie?"
Charlie: "YEEEEEESSSSSSSS" Accompanied by massive grin.