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« on: August 19, 2006 08:10:42 AM »

This is my first attempt at making my dog any sort of outfit.  He was so funny when I was trying to draw up a pattern.  He kept rolling around and acting like a puppy (he's 14 now).

I think he looks really good in plaid...so dapper.

Here's the reverse side.  It's this cute space dog fabric I found at Joanne's.

His eyes look really weird in these pictures (he's partially blind) but he doesn't look like that all the time- only in certain light.

His name is Goober (I adopted him when he was 7 and he was already named).
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006 08:33:20 AM »

He looks great in plaid. Nice work! Btw, Goober is super cute, makes me want a puppy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006 09:20:52 AM »

Too cute and i love weiners! Looks like the same pattern i used for my dog coat too. I'm sure he adores it.

« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006 11:03:16 PM »

Is there any way you could possibly post a tutorial? I have a miniature dachshund who gets cold very easily (for example the airconditioner in the car, or a slight night-time breeze) I'd really love to make him a bit more comfortable, and I know he loves wearing clothes. I haven't an idea ofhow to begin myself, nor have I found a pattern anywhere. Do you think it'd be okay if you gave me an idea how to start? Your's is lovely &I paticularly like that it is reversable. Bravo! - Ophelia
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006 11:12:14 PM »

Oh that is so cute I can't stand it. My mom has a miniature dachshund and now I know I just HAVE to make clothes for him!

I found this re-sizable pattern online - it doesn't look too tricky:


though I too would love to hear how you made yours.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006 11:27:07 PM »

awww!!! i love your "old man"!!! he could be the soul mate to my little doxie Smiley she's 13 but still acts like a puppy too

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006 06:20:04 AM »

Aaah he's so cuute! And that coat is kickass! *Hugs him*

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006 09:01:29 AM »

Thanks for all of the nice comments about my pooch! Although his name is Goober, I have about a million names for him...they vary from Mr. Dog, Poot Scoot, Doot, but my favorite is "the Mahoot"....I am demented.

Anyway, the pattern that Vickilicious put up was the one that I originally looked at and modified.  I basically just measured around "the Mahoot's" waist and around his neck.  Then I measured the distance between his neck and where I wanted the coat to end.  I drew up the pattern, cut it out of newspaper and put it on my dog to see how it fit (hence the puppy-like rolling around) and trimmed up the pattern.

I wanted the coat to come up quite a ways away from his armpit area.  All of you doxie owners probably know this is an issue with most dog clothing you purchase (doxie's have such tiny, squat legs).  I used velcro for the closures around the neck and the belly, which allows it to be reversible.

If you want, I can take a picture of the coat laid out and not on him, if that would help.  Just a note though, the back end of the "coat" kinda bells out like a cape so I'll need to make it a bit narrower the next time.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 09:18:08 AM »

So cute!! My dog is 13, I LOVE old dogs! He looks so handsome, the plaid really suits him!

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