TheTailoredHound

Bespoke tailoring for dogs

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom · 14 Sales

TheTailoredHound

Bespoke tailoring for dogs

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom 14 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

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I offer a bespoke service for dogs. I hand make all my items using only best quality in fabrics.
Harris Tweed is a cloth steeped in history. Woven on hand looms, it is the only 100% natural fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world. Working with Harris Tweed is a pleasure and an honour – the company only awards their famous ‘Royal Orb’ mark to people who understand the material and use it sympathetically to make fine goods. All of my products use 100% branded Harris Tweed and are made by hand with great care and attention, ensuring that every item will give you delight for years to come.
Liberty of London fabrics - 'Taking its name from Lake Tana in East Africa where the original cotton grew, Tana Lawn cotton is unique. Made from specially selected ultra-fine long staple cotton and finished without the use of crease-resisting chemicals or irritating allergens, the result is a famous masterpiece of fabric technology: fine, cool, comfortable and durable, with brilliant reproduction of colours and prints'

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2017

*********************FREE UK SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS********************
I offer a bespoke service for dogs. I hand make all my items using only best quality in fabrics.
Harris Tweed is a cloth steeped in history. Woven on hand looms, it is the only 100% natural fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world. Working with Harris Tweed is a pleasure and an honour – the company only awards their famous ‘Royal Orb’ mark to people who understand the material and use it sympathetically to make fine goods. All of my products use 100% branded Harris Tweed and are made by hand with great care and attention, ensuring that every item will give you delight for years to come.
Liberty of London fabrics - 'Taking its name from Lake Tana in East Africa where the original cotton grew, Tana Lawn cotton is unique. Made from specially selected ultra-fine long staple cotton and finished without the use of crease-resisting chemicals or irritating allergens, the result is a famous masterpiece of fabric technology: fine, cool, comfortable and durable, with brilliant reproduction of colours and prints'

Dawn Colgan

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Dawn Colgan

Harris Tweed waistcoat, dog wedding outfit,
Harris Tweed waistcoat, dog wedding outfit,
$39.50
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5 out of 5 stars
(2)
meganpreson

meganpreson on Mar 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love Bruce's new collar, lead and bow tie! Brilliant service thank you 😊

About

The Tailored Hound

This is my second Etsy shop. The Tailored Hound. My first has all my 'human' makes. www.dawncolgan.etsy.com. I was combining both shops,but recently I realised I needed to list my 'Canine Couture' makes all together in another shop.
I’ve been working with fabrics for 40 years, ever since I was allowed to have my first go on the family sewing machine. I began sewing, doing piece work, in my 20s and since then I’ve made all manner of things from crocheted blankets to bridesmaids dresses to fancy dress costumes. I’ve also worked as a repairs and alterations consultant, most recently for the famous Jolliffe’s costume company. I pride myself that I can make almost anything … and I have been sorely tested; I’ve made everything from a Millennium Bug costume to a set of six silk bridesmaid’s dresses, all unique but complimentary, and with matching parasols. I even crocheted part of a woolen coral reef for Stephen Fry and the BBC TV show QI!
But away from the weekly round of repairs, makes and alterations my real love is making beautiful objects in fabric. And, in recent years, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Harris Tweed. I love the colours. I love the patterns and textures. And I love the uniqueness of this wonderful historical cloth. I began by making presents for my friends and family: purses, wash bags, waistcoats and things like that. Then, one day, I was asked to make a dog coat by a friend of a friend. I’d never made anything like that before but I love a challenge and, after trying out a couple of prototypes, I created a design that I was happy with. The customer was delighted too; so delighted in fact that she asked for a matching collar and lead and I had to learn a whole new set of skills! Then she told her friends and they told their friends and, before I knew it, orders were coming in from all over the place. In the meantime, the popularity of my smaller items was growing and a good friend said to me, ‘Why not make them available online?’ And that’s where this shop came from.
I am also a portrait artist. My medium of choice is black and white pastels. But I only do these for pleasure these days, rather than commissioned work.

So this is my shop: beautiful, handmade items in Harris Tweed and Liberty of London Tana Lawn cotton. Bespoke tailoring for dogs. I hope you like what you see.
Please note that any photo sent to me and one which features my products, I have the right to use that photo in promotional work.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have or, indeed, any projects you’d be interested in me tackling that isn’t represented by my stock. As I said, I love a challenge! thetailoredhound [!at] mail.com

Dawn Colgan

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Shipping upgrades

Shipping upgrades are available on request BEFORE ordering. However please note: IF you are requesting a shipping upgrade on your order the dispatch times still apply. This is because I make all my items to order as I don't have a small little elf who does the work for me overnight . I will always endeavor to get your order out earlier than the dispatch date indicated, but during busy times this may not always be possible. Please contact me for further details BEFORE ordering to avoid disappointment.

Custom and personalised orders

Please inquire about any changes to my designs BEFORE ordering. I am very happy to discuss changes and requirements, but due to the expensive fabrics I use, there is usually a difference in cost for a custom order

Sizing details

I cut all my fabric by hand, because of this sizes can vary slightly. I also have design inspiration sometimes when sewing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I will only ever send you one of my products if I am happy with it.

Care instructions

Harris Tweed is 100% wool. Wool that comes from the black faced sheep in Scotland. It is very hard wearing, but as with all wool, it will shrink if washed in hot water and put in a tumble drier.
Spot washing is only recommended on all fabric

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please contact me, BEFORE ordering, if you would like your purchase gift wrapped. I am happy to gift wrap, but there will be a small cost involved.

Wholesale availability

I currently do not offer wholesale on my items.