Sweaters and clothes
(Excelsior Springs, MO, USA)
We make our own doggie clothes for our Doberman and Pitbull because they have short hair so they get too cold in the winter. Smaller dogs such as Yorkies will not be able to follow this pattern.
For female dogs:
Purchase little girl clothing such as tops or skirts. For large dogs, size children's 6 and 7 usually fit; for medium 4 and 5; for smaller dogs, 2 and 3. Find them at thrift stores and garage sales to save money on them - tops that have spaghetti straps usually do not work well.
For male dogs:
Purchase boy clothes in sizes 7 and 8 for large dogs, 5 and 6 for medium, and 4 and 5 for small.
After making sure the top fits the dog mark on the belly just under the arm pits and cut a square out so that when the dog urinates he won't pee on the top. Hem around the hole to complete.
Theresa, thanks for providing these detailed instructions! They ought to help keep dogs around the world a little warmer. Jo