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« on: May 30, 2006 09:52:27 AM »

Hi! I am making some vests for my cats to wear at my sister's wedding, but I am having a little trouble with sizing. Does anyone have any idea how to make something like this? I have a pattern for a cabbage patch jacket, but the armholes need to be modified and I think the pattern is too small in general. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006 01:31:29 PM »

i don't know about making the pattern but PLEEZE post a pic when you're done. they sound too cute!! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006 01:43:48 PM »

Yeah, I also dont know about sizing for cats.  Perhaps look at sizing sweaters for teacup dogs?  There are millions of patterns for sweaters for dogs.  I know there is a book out there about knitting for dogs, perhaps look at sizing from there.  Sorry I cant help more but

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 11:57:53 AM »

This site has a pattern for a cat sweater that you might be able to modify:


Note: The website is set up in frames and I can't find a way to link directly to the pattern, so once you are at the site:

Click on the CAT CRAFTS link in the left, blue column

Click on the CAT SWEATER link

They also have a post-op garment and other patterns as well.

If you can modify the pattern they posted, please show us pictures and share your instructions with us!
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006 12:04:07 PM »

WHOA holy Swedish site...

OK...I would say what kind of cats?  if they are siamese you need industrial size stretch and legnth in material

A smaller more docile breed (ragdoll, persian) you could be more ornate.

I'd just use a small dog vest pattern and modify it for your animals circumference (i'd leave hole for a harness too!)

Did you try dogfancy and looking up small breed member pages?

Lemme do some research...

« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006 01:36:06 PM »

Did you check out this site: http://www.sewing.circleofcrafters.com/freepetvestpattern.html

It has a small jacket and dress for a chihuahua. The looks like you can turn it into a vest somehow.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2006 01:20:32 PM »

I did make the vests and they turned out pretty good. I will post a picture tonight on the completed projects site Smiley
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