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« on: February 27, 2011 12:35:15 PM »

Made for my aunt's sweet dog-babies. (She sewed so many little dresses for me when I was little just felt like needed to repay the kindness with a couple of coats for her furry kids.) Used fabric, thread, & velcro from my stash so project just cost the price of the pattern, which was bought on sale for 99 cents I believe.
Butterick pattern 4885 was very easy to follow, nothing too difficult. I did leave off the little pockets on view C since I wanted it to be reversible and I did not use the suggested faux fur lining for the same reason. The belly straps were much too long for my aunt's skinny dogs (both Havanese breed, a type of Bichon) so ended up shortening them a bit but otherwise fit well.
Was very tempted to sew a letter on the back of each so it looked more like a cape than a jacket but restrained myself. Might have to make another of these for my littlest Sheltie and add a letter just so I can have a superdog! Smiley


Didn't get pics of the other sides - was a black and white houndstooth so they have matching jackets when it's turned to that side. Besides, it made me laugh to use houndstooth on dog jackets
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011 05:01:14 PM »

I made my dog a jacket once, but without a pattern.  This would have been easier with a more professional looking result.  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011 05:17:21 PM »

Wow!  Those look great!  I love the idea of making them look like hero dog capes, too.  Thanks for including infor on the pattern, too.  Does it size up to big dogs (like a 70# Lab/Rottweiler mix)?
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011 06:03:03 PM »

Sizing is based on the dog's length from base of neck to base of tail  - XS 11", S 16", M 21", and L 26". I suppose you could try copying and blowing up the pattern to make it the right length for your dog if s/he is bigger than that?
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011 10:37:40 PM »

Thanks for getting back to me on that!
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