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 :)
SHIPS AHOY MATE! An adorable sailor dress pattern for your little dog! Have fun sewing this dress for your little best friend. Put your signature on the dress by choosing your own fabric for the V-neckline dress or using the traditional square collar pattern. The possibilities are endless!
Pattern includes two dress styles with easy to read instructions and photos for both. Also included are cutting layouts, a notions list & necessary fabric yardage. Dress A is fully lined, has two complementary fabrics, a V-neckline, ribbon trim, fabric bow and an optional D-Ring. Dress B is fully lined, has two complementary fabrics, a traditional square collar, ribbon trim and an optional D-Ring. Both patterns use interfacing for stability and include instructions for altering the neck and belly tabs to give your dog a perfect fit. (Velcro is used on the neck and belly tabs.) Both dresses are top stitched giving a quality feel and structure to the dress.
This is a PDF sewing pattern that is sent via e-mail. The patterns & instructions are computer drawn & written. Patterns are not refundable due to their digital nature.
Selecting the proper size pattern 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 behind front legs where chest starts.
LENGTH: Measure from the base of the neck (between the shoulder blades) to where the tail starts.
PATTERN BODY MEASUREMENTS
Neck..........5 1/2" - 7"
Girth..........9 1/4" - 10 3/4"
Length........7 3/8" +
Neck.......... 6 1/2" - 8"
Girth..........10 1/2" - 12"
Length........8 1/8" +
Neck.......... 7" - 8 1/2"
Girth..........12" - 13 1/2"
Length........8 7/8" +
Neck..........7 3/4" - 9 1/4"
Girth..........13 1/4" - 14 3/4"
Neck..........9" - 10 1/2"
Girth..........15" - 16 3/4"
Length........10 5/8" +
Neck..........10" - 11 1/2"
Girth..........16 1/2" - 18 1/2"
Neck..........12" - 13 1/2"
Girth..........19" - 21"
Length........13 3/4" +