What is needed?
Before proceeding to the active stage of work, you need to choose the material for the future overalls. In this matter, it is necessary to give preference to light fabric, which has a water-repellent effect and a dense edge, which will help save time on the treatment of seams.
- lightning (it is most convenient to use a tractor variety, especially since it has a high level of reliability and durability, so that you do not need to fear mechanical damage to the teeth or other breakage);
- an elastic band (give preference to a product that is round in cross section: it is easier to adjust and less stretchable);
- a fastener on a collar (we choose on the discretion: a flypaper, a button or the button).
You can also choose additional fittings that, from a design point of view, will help make the jumpsuit more interesting.
How to make dog measurements?
When you have decided on the fabric and model of the future jumpsuit for your dog, it’s time to move on to taking measurements, since it is unlikely to do without a full-size pattern.
It is necessary to draw out the whole sheet with such cells (for small and medium-sized dogs it will be enough to draw paper or a piece of wallpaper), preparing an uncomplicated scheme of the future product.
After completing this task, we proceed to measuring the neck circumference (denoted as KD), the front (LI) and hind paws (MN), the volume of the animal thigh (GH), and the place where the front paw becomes a scapula (YD).
Do not forget to measure the waist circumference (AB) and chest volume in the place of the greatest depth of the chest (GV). Finally, we measure the circumference of the tail in order to subsequently make a hole of the desired size (F – 3).
All received measurements should be transferred to the paper, connecting the points among themselves. In the upper part, you need to add 30 mm to the measurements for the back of the animal.
Making a pattern with your own hands
Immediately it should be noted that as a result of cutting the paper scheme you should have several separate parts: the pattern of the back, tummy, breast, sleeves and hood (if you are going to add it to the product).
If you are going to sew a product from only one type of fabric, which is simpler, the separation of pants from the chest is not required. But if you have two types of fabric and you want the overalls to consist of two parts, then you should draw a dividing line on the largest piece of paper (back) with a ruler (it starts at the bend from the side of the abdomen and goes up).
If you have it will consist of two colors, then in the finished form should get two patterns of each of them (before you apply a paper tenderloin, you must fold the fabric in half). Now again we take the paper pattern of the back and unbend the folded part to make it a pattern of a different color.
Fasten it with pins to the fabric and circle it with soap, leaving the same allowances of 1.5 cm.
As a result, you get two separate parts of the "paper back". Now, according to the same principle, we cut the breast and sleeve of fabric. As for the latter, often on the pattern of the part that goes to the tummy, it turns out from below already than the part going to the back, so it is advisable to equalize them.
Having placed two pieces of the sleeve side by side on one double fabric, retreat to the sides of 1.5 cm, and from the bottom – 2 cm and cut the detail (along the perimeter, without cutting the fabric into two parts, like a paper pattern).
A separate element should be cut out and the strip under the lock, so that the slider does not tighten the coat of the dog. The length of this strip should be equal to the length of the chest without one centimeter. Again, fold the fabric in half and draw a rectangle 3-3.5 cm wide. After adding allowances, you can cut out this part.
From the lining, all the details are cut out in the same way (first you need to fold the fabric in half), only when cutting the sleeves, you do not need to leave allowances for the hem, but simply draw around the already existing pattern, bending the bottom part. The same is done with the pattern of pants, leaving no allowances.
When you already have all the components of the future suit, it remains only to sew them together. Let’s start, perhaps, with the easiest and stitch our strap on the hood and the bar under the lock.
This should be done only from two sides: from the top and bottom, so that in the future it was possible to turn the part to the front side and to smooth it properly. Pull out the corners of the parts with a needle, only gently so as not to pull out the stitching threads.
Finished and ironed elements are once again stitched around the perimeter, leaving only the cut side untouched (bend, top and bottom are processed). We take the parts for the hood and manually connect them, after which we stitch everything on the machine along the same seams. The front part can be sealed with several lines, or it can be supplemented with a fur strip.
All processed indents are cut off, leaving only half a centimeter after the line. Then we twist the hood and iron all the allowances towards the central part. It remains to perform a decorative line, departing 1 mm from the edge of the seams (set the machine mode to 4).
Now is the time to sew the back and pants (an option when the pattern of the overalls for the dog was done with the use of two types of fabric), which is also easy to do with your own hands, following the step by step instructions.
We fold these two parts with the front sides to each other, grind them back 1.5 cm from the edge, cut off the extra parts, iron them and make a decorative line on the front side. When the back of the future clothes became one, fasten the insulation to it (from the wrong side) and weave it.
The same is done with the sleeves, and if some part of the insulation got out, it can always be cut. When the insulation has taken its place on the largest part of the pattern (back + pants), we proceed to stitching the latter: we bring together the side seams of each part (the insulation must be on the outside) and weave them back 1.5 cm from the edge.
Allow the iron to the side of the sleeve and near the main seam make decorative stitching from the side of the sleeve. Next, connect the sleeves with part of the breast. The stitches should be stitched backing 1.5 cm from the edge. Having completed this task, we turn everything on the wrong side and proceed to the connection of the seam of the sleeve with the side seam.
By stitching together all the parts, you need to reduce the allowance along the entire perimeter of the product to 1-1.5 cm. You can also treat the seams with a zigzag. For more convenience, in the place of sewing the sleeves to the body part, we make several notches (this way the sleeve will be softer and there will be no folds on the front side).
Removing everything, we once again iron the seams and sew the decorative elements: emblems, buttons, buttons, etc. It is important to do this before the lining is sewn.
Go to the connection details of the lining. Similarly, we sew pants, and then we connect a part of the back with a part of a sleeve and a tummy. If you chose a smooth material for the lining, then the seams are additionally processed on the overlock.
Fold the side seams (sleeve seam and side seam). On the one hand, we perform a line, not finishing 1.5 cm to the end (as was done with the main fabric), and on the other, we only ostrozhim edges, leaving a hole for turning the overalls.
Now we take the hood and turn it over to the side that should later be in the middle. We fasten the front parts of both parts together at a distance of 5 cm from the edge, thus combining the edge of the jumpsuit with the edge of the front part of the hood.
Then we take the lining and, twisting it onto the front side, sew it to the inner face of the hood. Similar actions are performed on the other side (5 cm from the edge).
After the corners of the jumpsuit are connected to the lining, take the last one and connect it with the inside of the jumpsuit – right sides to each other. As a result, the inside of the overalls should be sewn to the lining, and the outer part should be sewn to the product itself.
Sew strap to the hood, departing 1 cm from the edge and leaving 1 mm at the bottom.
Time to move on to the zipper. If necessary, it should be shortened to 1.5 cm from the bottom and from the top (seam allowances). We open the zipper and sew it to the parts of the breast parts (teeth out), so that it remains about 2 cm to the edge. , but does not reach its edge).
The whole construction is covered with lining and stitched again in the same seam. Do not forget to cut the seam allowance and bend it to the side of the breast. The upper edge of the lightning also needs to bend and only then finish everything to the end.
Similar actions are performed on the other side: raising the lining, the zipper is placed teeth out (the runner on its front side should look down).
From this side, the zipper at the top is sewn over the already attached strap on the hood. Now we cover the lining and sew it along the same stitch. When the zipper is fixed, take the edges of the rubber band (so that it can taper) and pin to the seam with a zipper (it must retreat 1.5 cm from the edge so that the seam can tighten).
The same is done on the other side.
Fastening the gum on both sides so that it can be stretched and sewn, we make a line along the zipper, moving to the hood, while stitching the upper part of it and moving to the second part with a lock.
To perform the task it is better to use a special foot for the zipper stitch.
If you have sewn everything up normally (you can make sure of this by twisting the jumpsuit slightly), cut off the parts of the fabric protruding above the seams, leaving only 0.5 cm, and make notches at the bend of the hood.
Now we will sew the hood. To do this, turn it over and fill it in between the lining and the main part of the product. On both sides, turn up the corners and connect the two parts of the hood, sweeping them together. At the same time it is necessary to ensure that all its seams coincide.
Next, we look for places of sewing lining to the main part and, departing 5 cm from the edge (exactly at these marks), we begin to sew a hood to the fabric. Be sure to make sure that it lies flat, and there are no ugly irregularities (all layers should be pulled together). Also, before stitching the seam, be sure to mark the center of the hood.
In conclusion, we sew up the lining manually with the parts already taken in (the hood and the main part), and after the machine stitch we cut all the protruding parts closer to the seam line, leaving about 5-7 mm.
In places of strong rounding, make notches so that the hood lays down more smoothly. We turn the product on the front side, and, retreating from the line of connection about 0.5 cm, we fix the internal allowance, after having smoothed it down (first sweeping away manually, and then starting the line along the entire lower part).
To better see the result, smooth all seams with an iron.
The seams on both materials must match. With the right combination, the front part of the lining will be at the bottom and adjoin to the front part of the main fabric. To leg seams did not move out, they better pin pin.
For greater convenience of working inside, you can fill the sleeves and all the extra parts, leaving only the unstitched side seam of the jumpsuit. The cuts on both types of fabric (from two sides) are combined with each other and are cleaved. At the same time, the lock strap should be moved a little higher so that it does not interfere with work.
Smooth the edge of the jumpsuit with an iron and, retreating from it 0.5 cm, lay a decorative circular line (through the hood), and stitch parts with a rubber band in a zigzag. At this stage, it remains to hem the jumpsuit underneath, to process the sleeves and the trouser legs, and also to sew a flypaper on the hood.
Let’s start with pants. We turn the legs on the wrong side and, securing the padding with a padding polyester, turn the left part of the main fabric, stitching the holes for the legs in a circle. Finished with his trousers, go to the sleeves.
First we sew a hole through which we twisted our jumpsuit. To do this, tuck the fabric allowances inwards, sweep away the two edges of the material, and then stitch them on top.
Go to the extreme part of the sleeve and sew the lining, to later bend the seams of the main fabric and stitch the holes in a circle. Try to make sure that the lining does not stretch, but slightly protrudes behind the inner seam of the fold, otherwise, when the dog moves, ugly folds will appear on the outer part of the jumpsuit.
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