Use our free dog clothes pattern to make a doggie dress or two.
Unlike standard patterns that have a defined shape and set sizes, you can learn to design your own custom fit pattern to use repeatedly.
(Hint: it's all in the measurements...)
Once you have your starter pattern, you can vary:
The basic parts of this free dog clothes pattern consist of a top (shirt) that attaches to a skirt.
The first step is to take basic measurements for the top and the waistband.
Parts of your dog to measure and directions for printing out the instructions are at free online dog clothes patterns: measurements for a dog shirt.
IMPORTANT: Note that the dog shirt extends further back than the top for the doggie dress, so make adjustments to measurement number 2 as needed - in other words, you decide where you want the waistband to be.
If this is your first time sewing a dog dress, I suggest the following:
Remember: The legs and chest must not be so tight that it will be difficult for your dog to move, so make adjustments accordingly.
The skirt part is pretty simple. The waistband circumference should match the bottom of your shirt or top.
You can keep the skirt narrow, or flare it out like a cape.
If your pattern looks good, then pin it to the fabric you want to use, cut it out and sew the seams.
Add bows or other adornments such as buttons, rhinestones, sequins, lace, ribbons and feathers.
Return from Free Dog Clothes Pattern to Homemade Dog Clothes if you'd like to see what else you can make...