Our favorite dog day of the year has arrived!
The Oakland A’s Bark at the Park!
This was our second time attending the dog day game. Last year’s game was such an awesome experience that we’ve been looking forward to this game all year!
Mr. H and I took Doc and Rollie again. They wore the same jackets that they sported last year, with the exception that this year my MIL embroidered their names for them. And yes, Rollie is named after Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers.
The pattern I used for the dogs’ jackets is McCalls 6455. I made these out of cotton broadcloth from Joann’s and added vintage A’s patches to sport them up. I cut some elastic and sewed it on Doc’s hat so he could wear it. Last year I sewed ribbon and tried to tie it around their necks, but that did not work. The elastic works much better for dogs!
The dog parade is the best thing about dog day as we get to parade around the field with our pooches. Isn’t that awesome???!! Unfortunately, we did not get to parade around the entire field like last year. And then we get sit in the stands surrounded by dogs. Life can’t get any better than that!
My husband is apparently turning me into a bit of A’s convert. I do come from an A’s family, but I’ve been a SF Giants and a Texas Rangers fan for most of my life. It seems quite blasphemous to be sporting A’s attire when one is a fan of rival teams, but hey, I look good in green and yellow. 🙂 I also wanted our lil family to be photographed! Last year it seems that our dogs got the shaft as photographers were taking photos of all the dogs around us. This time, I wanted us to be A’s superfans and get noticed. After all, why would anyone ignore our dogs? And they didn’t! Lots of photos taken of both! 🙂
I made a special skirt for this game. This is the Blue Ginger Doll Peggy skirt. I made it out of a yellow cotton blend broadcloth from Joann’s. I would not recommend using such a light fabric for this skirt, but I was going for an exact color match to my tee and this was it. I lined it with a white cotton batiste as it’s a bit sheer.
Why does this fabric not work well for the Peggy? Or at least for this version of the Peggy. Well, there is a lot of top stitching going on and with the details like button tabs and such, it is just too light of a fabric to handle all of that. The denim I used to make my other Peggy fared much better. This one looks less than perfect and all wrinkly in the sewing room photos, but thankfully does not look that bad when I’m wearing it.
I am VERY happy, however, how this skirt turned out. I just LOVE it. My mom came by when I was taking these photos at home and thought I looked very BOLD. I don’t have a problem with being bold. 🙂 I like color. BRIGHT COLORS! And I know how to wear ’em!
- Tee: Majestic
- Skirt: Blue Ginger Doll Peggy skirt in yellow cotton broadcloth, made by me
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens cork wedges
- Earrings: Bauble Bar