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Hi guys, does anyone know where to find patterns for making Chihuahua clothes? I have no idea where to look. :dontknow:
 

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try Walmart in the crafts/fabric department. I bought 2 different sets of patterns that includes at least 8 different styles of coats/dresses/costume/bed/& vests. I had to "modify" the patterns a little to fit my babies, but in the end they were awesome! I even ended up selling quite a few at the local groomer's shop for the chilly chi's during the fall/winter
 

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Yeah, I'll try Wal-Mart. Hopefully they have something. It would be so much cheaper just to make them, thanks! :wink:
 

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The best place to look is at a sewing store like JoAnn's ( If you have one locally) if not you can try these two web sites

www.McCall.com once you are on the site you can go to Butterick or McCall's and search for pet accessories, and a few patterns will come up. If you click on them you can see all the patterns that are included in that packet.
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www.simplicity.com once you are on the site they have the patterns located under crafts and costumes. (I like these patterns the best :))

I hope this is helpful!
 

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I found some patterns by McCalls, I think. The thing is, the patterns are huge. Way too big for a chi. I took the patterns and slowly shrunk them down piece by piece with my copier. I put them in a bag to do 'tommorow' and haven't touched them since. That was about 1 1/2 months ago! I learned to crochet instead. I'm hoping I can learn to crochet a sweater before winter, but I'm not sure how. :?
 

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There are sites on the internet that show you how to crochet. I basically taught myself. Now I have my sister crocheting too! I just don't understand how to do a sweater. I think I'll go search for instructions on sweaters.
 

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oo i use to know how to crochet me nan tought me when i was little. i mite ask her again how do do it
 

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imkari said:
There are sites on the internet that show you how to crochet. I basically taught myself. Now I have my sister crocheting too! I just don't understand how to do a sweater. I think I'll go search for instructions on sweaters.
...............Except for the single stitch i taught myself too, i made up my own designs for chi sweaters and didnt use a pattern,just do simple styles first then onto better ones as you become more competant. :)
 

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tinalicious said:
Sullysmom, those sweaters are gorgeous!!
..........................Thanks Tinalicious, im sure everyone else could make their own designs up the same as i have done. :)
 

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Sullysmum you are so talented those sweaters look great!
..............Thanks, why doesnt everyone give it a try and then put pictures up on here so we can see the results.
 

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I took the patterns and slowly shrunk them down piece by piece with my copier.
Wow. Either you're brilliant or I'm an idiot. I can't believe I didn't think of that! Daisy is usually between X-small and small, so I trace the pattern on butcher paper and try to "guestimate" the between size. I could have just shrunk the small on a copier. That sounds so much easier. I'm such a goober :oops:

This website has about every pattern known to woman (this woman, anyway): www.sewingpatterns.com

I'm still a beginner in the sewing department. So far I've perfected 2 outfits for her (that she has in several different fabrics/patterns). One is a sleeveless t-shirt/sweatshirt (depending on what it's made of) and the other is like a full-body coverall type thing. Both were from Kwik Sew Pattern 3076 ( http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images/3076bks.jpg ), but both took major alterations to get them to fit properly. I think they are designed for much meatier dogs -- like the arm holes were WAY too big for Daisy's skinny little legs (it looked like an '80s muscle shirt). On the coverall thing, the sleeves were so big that when she walked, her paws would get pulled into the sleeve and she'd trip.

This is what the sweatshirt looks like on her:
 
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