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« on: March 26, 2009 09:37:36 PM »

I have seen so many cute hoodies for small dogs that it's making me crazy with jealousy.  So I decided that it was time to make a hoodie for my 70 pound lab mix.  I wanted a an additional one with spring weather-appropriate fabric, so I'm going to make another one out of t-shirt knit over the weekend.  I'll post pictures here when I'm done with that one, too!

On with the pictures!

It fits her strange, deep-chested body shape really well.  The stretch in the fleece is essential for this.

I think the leg holes were a little too big, but I like the way the hood falls when she sits.

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Let me know what you think!  If anyone wants a tutorial, let me know and I'll take pictures when I make the second one and post instructions.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009 10:11:59 PM »

HAHAHAHAHA! That last photo cracks me right up! Your pup is adorable, to boot Cheesy

How you did the chest panel is really interesting. Very ergonomic. Er... Dogonomic? Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009 11:26:08 PM »

So I usually don't go for pet clothes, but something about hoodies on cats and dogs makes me squee.  And this one fits your dog so perfectly!

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 11:50:44 PM »

awwww she is modeling so sweetly for you.  lab mixes are always the sweetest!
great job with the fitting and overall design


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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009 08:54:56 AM »

Hooray for big dog clothes (and hooray for Big Black Dogs)! I'd like a tute, actually, since my BBD Westley also has a very deep chest and small waist. Does the hood actually cover her head, too?

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009 11:45:43 AM »

He/she looks great! I love that it's a bog dog!
I would love a tut! My lab is deep chested and I can never find her clothing! She needs something I can put on her when it's wet out to keep her warmer and when it snowy. She loves cold weather but her coat is just not quite thick enough! lol

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009 07:53:44 AM »

Oh your baby look so happy! You did a great job. I'd love to see the tute if you put one together.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009 06:41:36 PM »

She would make a perfect girlfriend for my Diego Boy, he is a shepard mix but everyone thinks he is black lab mix. I would love to get a tute for this.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009 02:50:00 PM »

Nice job! The deep chest is so hard to fit! I spent forever trying to get it right for Bo (who looks like the very same shape but stands with his shoulders at my belt!) Did you start with a pattern or an old people hoodie or did you make your own pattern? I couldn't find a pattern for an extra large dog that was really meant for an extra large dog.  I started with a pattern but then ended up tossing it because it was just so far off what I needed.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009 06:38:00 PM »

I LOVE this!
You're so right, I have a larger dog and I can never find cute stuff for her to wear.
You're doggie is adorable, by the way!

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