This is my easy and cheap pattern for 4-legged jammies!
I stitched these both by hand, since I'm still too baffled by my sewing machine... still took me under an hour to complete each of them though! This is byfar the most simplified pattern I could make... the only measuring I did was for the length/back and everything else I just eyeballed comparing to a pair of bunny pj's I have. I wanted something that could be really easy to make and I think I've done it! Still some tweaking to do I think but I am happy with the results as they function and that's the important part. My little short haired chi needed something to keep warm. I don't know proper terminology as I am really not that crafty but I'll try explaining everything as best I can.
Here's the pattern I created on paper first; and cut out so that I could have something to trace in the future. You need just one "body" piece; and 2 front leg pieces. (I made the neck go out an extra 2 inches past my dogs length measurement; so that I could roll it once and make a cuff when finished.)
Then I traced and cut it out in the fabric. Note; the fabric is DOUBLE THICK; with the fold along the very top of the Body piece. For the front leg pieces; the fold should be along one of the sides obviously and not top or bottom lol
To begin sewing; I first started by stitching the opposite side seam for each front Leg piece making each one a funnel.
Second, I inserted each finished funnel Leg piece into the holes on the Body Piece, and stitched the top (wider side) of each leg into the edges of the holes.
Thirdly, I fold the outer edges of the Back Legs together and sew a seam along the inside; which creates a funnel along the bottom few inches of the back leg (to slide the back feat into and hold them in place.)
Lastly I finished the center seam along the chest, thus creating the jammies! I folded up the neck to make a turtleneck.
Made a second pair using the same idea but out of a simple Shirt Sleeve!! All I had to do for that was use the cuff as a neck; made the front legs just like I did above; but had to also attach the back legs separately.
Sorry I can't explain better.
I was just excited and thought some others who may not be crafty but still want to make cheap clothes to keep doggies warm this winter might be able to use it. The shirt was from Goodwill so under a buck (which will make 2, if I get ambitious and use the other sleeve lol) and the fabric was on sale for $7/yd; and I only bought HALF a yard (which will still be enough to make at least 3 more; and it only cost me $3.50) Call me Little Miss Thrifty. ^_^