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Topic: Turn a denim skirt into a quick pet outfit--short tutorial***  (Read 10673 times)
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« on: November 02, 2008 05:26:59 PM »

I collected a few denim skirts at my local thrift store recently to use in making doggie dresses.  I wish I had thought to take pics as I was doing the process, but I'm including pics of my "pattern" that I think you can recreate in the size that you need.  Here are some pics of the finished designs:  (scroll on down to get the mini-tutorial)


1.  Using a tape measure, write down the following measurements of your pet:
A. Desired length of garment along the back of your pet (some people/pets prefer shorter vs longer dresses)
B. Chest/girth size of pet
C. Low Neck size of pet

Divide both numbers for B & C by 2 and add 2.5" to each to allow for overlap

Using the following pics--make your pet's pattern similar using the measurements that you now have:

Desired length--measurement A

Pet's chest/girth--this length should be measurement B divided by 2, then add 2.5"

Pet's low neck--this length should be measurement C divided by 2, then add 2.5"

Once you have drawn your pattern, place it on the fold of a practice piece of fabric and cut it out.  Test it to see if it fits or if some adjustments need to be made.  Once you have it "perfect", use the pattern to cut the dress out of denim, placing on the fold.  Add hook and loop to the 4 flaps.  Add any embellishments you have on hand.
Take pics of your pet and post, please!

Suzanne in TX
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 05:49:21 PM »

those are very cute; thank you for the tutorial!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 06:24:16 PM »

I think I like the first one best, but they are all so cute! Great job. Thanks for the tute!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 09:10:06 AM »

Wow! Those are awesome! I can't decide which is my favorite!

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008 03:36:31 PM »

*sigh* I wish I had a small dog. These are so cute....

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008 06:30:25 PM »

that is sooooooo cute do you think it would work for a kitty?
owl lady
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008 02:29:44 PM »

These are so cute! I bet my mom would love to make these for our little Chihuahua, Leia (yes, like Star Wars... We have a Chi named Yoda, too). What a great idea!
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009 09:48:27 AM »

those are great, very creative!

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