Caring owners want their beloved four-legged pet to have everything they need, including a wardrobe for any weather. To do this, do not necessarily buy pants – skirts. overalls for dogs. In the presence of a pattern, it is quite easy to sew such clothes with your own hands, even if you only have elementary skills in dealing with threads and needles.
Canine fashion: a whim or necessity?
Among the owners of large breeds of dogs and those who have no animals at all, quite often you can meet people who are quite skeptical towards the owners of small and medium-sized pets: they say, they dress up animals like dolls! Meanwhile, this approach is not quite fair. Artificially bred small breeds are very cold, and in the warm season more susceptible to insect bites and ticks. Therefore, dog fashion is more a necessity than a whim of loving owners. The most popular and comfortable outfit for a dog is a jumpsuit, and cutting and stitching it is easy even for an ordinary person.
Tips for choosing fabric
Fabric for overalls is selected depending on the season. If you are sewing a demi-season outfit, then the material should be:
- ventilated (so the skin can breathe);
- durable (then no branches of bushes and high deadwood are not terrible);
- waterproof (wet tissue adhering to the body of a dog, it is a guarantee of pneumonia).
Ideal for such tasks suitable membrane cloth. On the canvas of such a fabric pasted a thin film. For the winter version you will also need a lining. preferably not on a mesh basis, otherwise the hair will fall into the perforation, and for a dog to dress in an outfit will be painful. Better to take viscose, satin, twill, etc. As for summer overalls, they can be sewn from thin raincoat fabric or microfiber.
A little bit about fasteners
Comfortable fit patterns for dogs – this is only half the success. The second part depends on the correct fastener. For fastening are used:
- buttons (comfortable on demi-season and summer things for small breeds);
- Velcro (suitable for any season, but require additional fasteners);
- ties (stand decorative fasteners, and only for small dogs);
- elastic bands (the fastener is universal, because depending on the thickness it can be used for “clients” of different weight categories).
Basic pattern jumpsuit
Any step-by-step instruction describing how to sew a dog jumpsuit with your own hands is based on the base model, that is, without sleeves and legs.
- newspaper or pattern paper;
- the cloth;
- thread needle.
- We measure the length of the dog’s back (from the collar to the beginning of the tail).
- We measure the half-grip of the widest part of the chest.
- On paper, draw a rectangle for these measurements.
- In the second third we make a hole for the paws, departing from vertical lines of about 5-10 cm (depending on the size of the pet).
- Draw the neck, cut out the pattern.
- We lay the paper on the fabric folded in half, we outline and cut out, not forgetting the allowances.
- Sweeping shelves, try on. If necessary, increase the armholes.
- Spare parts.
- We process cuts by facing.
- Sew Velcro for fastener, in armholes retract gum.
This model can be supplemented with sleeves and “pants”. To do this, we cut out 4 rectangles, slightly round one narrow part, and, having stitched along the edges, sew in armholes. Cuff strengthened with an elastic band.
We cut and sew clothes for York
Do-it-yourself overalls for York require special attention, since the parts to be cut are very small. Such calculations should be particularly accurate.
- a sheet of wallpaper with a smooth back side;
- the cloth;
- thread needle.
- We measure the length of the back and divide by 8. The result is the side of the square into which we divide a piece of paper.
- Mark the line of poluobhvat breast.
- We postpone a length segment, we draw a mouth.
- We measure the length and width of the paws and draw the detail on the drawing.
- Separately draw the inner side of the "pants". Their length will be equal to 2/3 of the length of the foot.
- Rounding the corners under the legs and tail.
- Cut the template, draw on the fabric, leave allowances and cut.
- We stitch parts, try on and sew.
- We process the seams (we simply hem or grind with an oblique inlay).
- Sew on buttons, sew on the neck and cuffs. The outfit is ready.
If you want the suit to sit better, then you need to cut out the top and bottom parts separately.
- We measure the length of the back, put off the horizontal segment on the drawing.
- Make a neck, a small transition (about 5 cm) on the armhole and the hole itself under the front paws.
- The back part is made in a semicircle for the tail cutout.
- Measure the length equal to the length of the hind legs.
- Separately we cut out the lower part of the shirt: we draw a trapezoid, the upper base of which is equal to the distance between the paws, and the lower one – the width of the sternum.
- We finish the desired length of the sleeve. Connect the lines.
- We build the pattern of the inside of the pants, based on the distance between the hind legs and the length of the legs.
- Transfer the pattern to the fabric.
- We grind down the details, paying attention to the fact that the boy’s belly remains open. For the girls we sew a shirt and pants between each other.
Do you want to warm and decorate your pet? Then sew a jumpsuit for the dog with your own hands. Patterns of these products are simple and clear even to novice amateur fashion designers. And having added clothes with funny pockets, buttons or a hood, you will make a four-legged friend a real trendsetter in the area.