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Sew Crazy crew brings fashion to furry friends

Submitted by Deborah Wilkinson • Apr 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Sew Crazy of Northeast Tennessee launched its “2019 Haute Couture Dog Coat Collection” recently with the donation of 32 hand-sewn designer dog coats. Sew Crazy officers Susan Kubenka and Deborah Wilkinson delivered the coats to Melissa Williams of the Humane Society of Washington County for their formal introduction to the fashion scene.

Sew Crazy is a local nonprofit consisting of 20 seamstresses who work to fulfill their mission of preserving the history, creativity and passion of sewing and fiber arts through charitable endeavors.

When the group heard the theme, “A Million Dreams,” for the 2019 Humane Society of Washington County’s annual Dogwood Cattails Ball, they decided to challenge their inner divas and make one-of-a-kind designer dog coats to help raise money for the event.

“These lovely coats help us to raise funds to continue providing spay neuter for our community and medical care for our foster animals,” said Lucinda Grandy, organizer of the Dogwood Cattails Ball.

The Haute Couture Dog Coat Collection features “Prom Night,” a mix of glitzy glam and formal wear, and “Big Orange Fans,” good for tailgating or just making a statement. These collections were officially debuted as part of the ball’s silent auction portion of the fundraiser held March 23 at Millennium Center in Johnson City. Any remaining coats are available at the Washington County Humane Society office on West Walnut Street.

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