Astar's Craft: How to make a warm dress coat for a dog
How to make a warm dress coat for a dog
Things to gather
Fabric - I used both polar fleece and faux fluffy fur
Brown paper to make a pattern template
I have cheated the whole process by cutting a pattern off a coat Rod already had for Ben.
To do this simply fold coat in half and place on paper with the folded portion resting on one of the edges.
Pin to hold in place, before tracing around all edges of existing coat.
NOTE - don't forget to transfer over to paper pattern where elastic fixing bands and Velcro needs to be stitched along with the length required for the girth of your dog
Cut away from paper.
Fold fabric in half then place and pin down new paper pattern.
Because the fleece and fur are warm it's probably unnecessary to further line and pad coat, however if you wanted too
You will need to cut three layers
1. of top fabric,
1. of padding
1. of lining or backing fabric.
Stitch padding to underneath side of top fabric, before bring
right sides of both top fabric and backing fabric
Pin around before stitching, leaving a small opening to turn work rights sides out.
Transfer to fabric, markings of where collar fixing and girth fixed elastic needs to be positioned.
Fix Velcro to each end of elastic.
Quick and easy and ready to dress your dog
Further embellish as desired
(Broadcast 31 May 2012)