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Old 12-23-2012, 05:42 AM
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Wow, you guys are too kind. The suit itself isn't hard to make but fitting it properly was a bit of a struggle. I don't think I would attempt to make one for someone else - it would be hard to make one that would stay in place securely without having the dog here to refine the fit.

For those of you who would like to make one yourself this is the pattern I used to draft a pattern that would fit Frankie. It took a few tries to get it right. I should have paid more attention in algebra in high school

Woofy Wear Dog Clothes Coat Costumes Pattern Sewing Size s M L Simplicity 3939 | eBay

I also used my Japanese pattern book for inspiration

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dogs-Clothes...item2c6a2fcfbd

I made it in 2 parts, like in the Japanese book, and then sewed them together. It makes it easier to fit the length accurately. The Japanese pattern books are great - they have really cute patterns in a variety of sizes and I find they fit better than North American patterns - but they *are* written in Japanese. They are well illustrated, though, but probably not for beginning sewists who need directions to follow.

The pattern for the boots came from here

Sew Your Own Winter Dog Boots | so you wannabee a Domestik Goddess?

If anyone wants to try making a snowsuit feel free to contact me if you need help. I've already made all the mistakes
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:17 AM
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What a great idea!! I am seriously impressed, because my sewing abilities are limited to sewing on buttons!
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What a great idea.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:17 PM
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Thanks! My DIL is Japanese, I am going to have her check it out when she comes here today! And she always finds bargains - she refuses to pay full price for anything!
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I agree with others saying you should sell these! I Googled for something like this for an hour the other day.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:02 PM
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Nice overall craftsmanship ! But those boots are outstanding !! You should definitely contact Petco or one of the other major pet chains because you seriously can make a serious dollar ! I would certainly buy them because my Chihuahua is not allowed out in the snow ! I don't want his little feet getting cold, wet or road salt stuck between his pads ! Make numerous sizes and create a brand people want to be loyal to (by the looks of this thread you already got a jump-start on that). Just saying, if you're inclined to do so - I'm sure you'd do well !
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Count me in. I would buy two. One to wear while one is washing!
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