Sofi was a tiny 1 ½ pound bundle of Yorkie energy when she came into my life in August of 2009. I had wanted a little companion for several years and now the timing was right. The remainder of that ...
Sofi was a tiny 1 ½ pound bundle of Yorkie energy when she came into my life in August of 2009. I had wanted a little companion for several years and now the timing was right. The remainder of that summer was spent learning to potty train Sofi – I was as new to the process as she was! Book after book repeated the difficulty of potty training toy breeds but I hoped to accomplish it before winter set in. Well, winter came and I found myself outside in the freezing winter cold with Sofi shivering at my side. I set out to find a tiny coat to keep Sofi warm during our frequent outdoor potty sessions. After a disappointing and fruitless search, I decided to make my own coat. A simple fleece jacket was designed and made in three different sizes that winter. She was growing so fast! Then jackets were made for my son’s little dogs and dresses soon followed. My kids urged me to make and sell the dog clothes but it just wasn’t the right fit. I loved making dog clothes but the fun part was creating the patterns! I had worked 20+ years in the design industry specializing in kitchen design – design was my passion. So I transferred my dog clothes designs from paper to computer and Sofi & Friends was born. I hope you enjoy browsing my pattern selections as much as I enjoy making them and I look forward to seeing photos of your little creations!
P.S. Sofi is now potty trained :)
Simply delightful Shirt Dress SEWING PATTERN for your little dog! Constructed of cotton and cotton blend fabrics, the dog shirt dress is fully lined and uses velcro closures on the neck and belly tabs for ease of dressing. Trimmed in ruffles, ribbons and buttons this quick and easy pattern is a must have staple for your little Diva's wardrobe! Instructions included for optional D-Ring.
The SEWING PATTERN includes easy to read instructions, photos, cutting layouts, a notions list and necessary fabric yardage. Alteration instructions are provided to get a perfect fit for your dog. The sewing pattern incorporates fusible interfacing for stability and top stitching to give a quality feel and structure to the garment.
This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN. The patterns and instructions are computer drawn and written and print full size on standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Patterns are not refundable due to their digital nature.
Selecting the proper pattern size is important so please read the following carefully. When selecting a pattern choose the one that will give your dog the best overall fit. Girth is most important then the Neck and then Length.
How to measure your Dog (do not pull tape measure too tight)
NECK: Measure around the widest part of the neck where collar sits.
GIRTH: Measure around the chest behind the front legs.
LENGTH: Measure from base of the neck (between the shoulder blades) to where the tail starts.
PATTERN BODY MEASUREMENTS
XXSMALL SEWING PATTERN
Neck..........5 1/2" - 7"
Girth..........9 1/4" - 10 3/4"
Length........7 3/8" +
XSMALL SEWING PATTERN
Neck.......... 6 1/2" - 8"
Girth..........10 1/2" - 12"
Length........8 1/8" +
SMALL SEWING PATTERN
Neck.......... 7" - 8 1/2"
Girth..........12" - 13 1/2"
Length........8 7/8" +
MEDIUM SEWING PATTERN
Neck..........7 3/4" - 9 1/4"
Girth..........13 1/4" - 14 3/4"
LARGE SEWING PATTERN
Neck..........9" - 10 1/2"
Girth..........15" - 16 3/4"
Length........10 5/8" +
XLARGE SEWING PATTERN
Neck..........10" - 11 1/2"
Girth..........16 1/2" - 18 1/2"
XXLARGE SEWING PATTERN
Neck..........12" - 13 1/2"
Girth..........19" - 21"
Length........13 3/4" +