Hi my name is Diane.
I design and make greyhound coats for my business FASHIONROOO.
They say if you need to wear a coat no doubt your Greyhound will need one too.
It all started with owning our first Greyhound and needing a coat, especially since we live where we actually get ice and snow - we definitely needed a coat.
When my husband Paul and I adopted our first Hound it was late January - freezing cold outside with lots of snow! "Gee our boy needs a coat in a hurry" I thought, so I asked the Foster dad if I could trace the Greyhound coat that he had. That's where it all began - I traced his coat and made it the very next day for our wonderful Hound Comet.
Well the coat looked o.k. but I did not like how it fit, so I started playing around making many coats. Some I truly liked, and some were just a flop. but EH! being a Taurus I was not about to give up. I went on making coats and trying different styles, which then gave a way to people with senior dogs; to our own Foster Dogs and to our friends.
The funny thing is, as a teenager I wanted to be a Fashion Designer, my mother taught me to sew at an early age. While growing up, I was always amazed how mom could create such beautiful clothing. We never really had much money to go shopping and buy our clothes, so mom made them all - from swimsuits to every day wear.
People often said that my sister and I were the best dressed kids.
I had to share this little story, because my grand-daughter said to me one day - " Mémé, I would like to be a Fashion Designer, and I said "Eh! That was my dream also!" than she said - " But mémé you did reach your dream, you design Greyhound coats!" "Gee, I said, your right! Greyhounds are like super models aren't they?"
Because my business is just beginning, I will only be designing greyhound wear at this time. And soon to design coats and things for other hard to fit breeds, for I truly love all dogs.
SO PLEASE CHECK IN ON ME AT TIMES, to see what is new!
I would like to thank my husband Paul, and my sister Elaine Dunn for all their great support. Thank you to family and friends; and to our wonderful greyhounds Comet and Peanut-Butter and Suzie and all are fosters,(they have all been very good trying and modeling the coats over the years!); and Thank You to the people at The MotorCity Greyhound Rescue Group that I volunteer for and love very much and The Michigan Regap Group where I first fell in love with greyhounds. And my favorite shopping store Fabric Land you all have given me encouragement and positive feedback- You are all the best.
Lots Of LOVE AND ROO ROO roo
The SPA COAT
The Spa Coat is something simple as a towel designed to fit a Greyhound or even a large dog.All Hounds would love one, it can be used many ways.
To dry your Hound after a bath and keeps him/her warm. It can be used for a wet coat on hot days. And the great thing is you can purchase one already made for $25.00 or if you have a sewing machine you can make you own.
It's very simple and a fun afternoon project.
FREE Pattern instructions