I am interested in finding dog apparel patterns for my chihuahua.Any suggestions? I have knit and crochet patterns but would like to try sewing them as well.Thanks
You can take the knit and crochet patterns that you have made and make a pattern from them. I often do that.
Baby Clothes also make good patterns for dogs.
Post back your results so that we will know what you were able to do. Results?
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I bought a pattern from this web site, and now I can improvise for my pet, if you look, I love the jean jacket on the yorkie Rene
Here is a link that might be useful: sewing patterns for pets
The major pattern companies(McCalls,Simplicity,Butterick) all have patterns for pets(they all have websites), and check eBay, too...I get a lot of great patterns there for a fraction of what I'd pay in a store. Hope this helps.
I also have a chihuahua and make clothes for him. I have bought 2 patterns at walmart and find I had to adjust them to fit him right. I also found this site for a free dog vest pattern and have made several of these and made them reversible. I even sent a picture to them of him in his new vest and its posted somewhere on the site..LOL
Here is a link that might be useful: free dog vest pattern
Better late than never -
I buy t shirts and sweaters at the thrift store for my 10 lb dog. She wears a size 3-6 month. Then I thread elastic through the bottom hem, sometimes just the "front" that will go under her belly. Keeps the air from rushing in.
My favorite is a onesie. Pink turtleneck with long sleeves. Really cute. She also has a Jordasche Jeans Jacket. I paid a buck I think, hate to think what the original price was.
For nice fleece coats and 'jammies' (four-legged outfits), try Simplicity's Woofy Wear by Wendy patterns. A few of them are: # 3939 (basic coats and jams) and #2839 (costumes). These are easy to sew up and fleece is heaven to work with. I have modified pattern #3939 quite a bit to streamline the cutting and sewing, and to end up with a more customized fit and better finished product, yet it is a wonderful pattern as it is.
There are a few cute patterns I found for free online for my little Italian greyhound. Easy to make and easy to adapt to size. Like chihuahua's they are fine boned but with a deep chest and are hard to fit.
I made my Iggy some clothes from sleeves. Here he is in a cotton sweater sleeve.
And on my blog I describe more about how to make this coat/cape (link below), also from a sleeve - a women's quilted jacket that I got for $1. I'm in the process of making another cape this shape from an old shower curtain lined with fleece.
Have fun! Kathy
I seen this and thought it was adorable... imagine seeing the dog come walking towards you.. I'm going to work on some of these for our terriers!