Doxie Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Sewing

Type:

Toy

Item:

Animal

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a 1/4" seam on a sewing machine
  • Be able to stuff the dog when sewn
  • Sew on a button

Pattern Description:

I was in the fabric store and spotted this teal fabric with red polka dots. Somehow it just made perfect sense to me that I had to make a little dog wearing a sparkly red tutu. I'm not quite sure why these things pop into my head, but I'm really glad they do! I loved the fabric, and those polka dots made me so happy, I just knew my little Doxie would bring a smile to my face every time I saw her.

Doxie is a celebrity. She and her friend Roxie have just been published in the July issue of "Stuffed" magazine! She is very quick and easy to make. My pattern is very "user friendly". It is 25 pages long, with tons of pictures and step by step instructions so even a beginner will be able to make her. My pattern is very colorful and fun. I have worked very hard to make it easy to understand, and I believe it to be one of the best patterns I have ever seen.

Make her up in colors to match the room decor, in your child's school colors, or just in your favorite colors. She looks really cute done up in "boy" fabrics. I have made her in fabrics printed with dogs, bones, and paw prints and she was a huge hits with the boys! She would look awesome done up on camouflage fabric for your little tough guy. . . minus the tutu, of course! Girls of all ages love her, from very young children to teenage girls who refuse to give her back once they get her in their arms! She would be a wonderful gift for a mom or grandma who loves a little whimsy (and dogs). She is a perfect gift for someone in a nursing home with limited space, to sit on her bed and bring a smile to your loved one's face. College dorms are another popular place for Doxie, she frequently gets kidnapped!

Doxie is just tutu cute!!!! Such a diva! She is a polka dotted wiener dog who loves to dance. Her best friend Roxie takes her to ballet lessons every Saturday morning, but she wears her tutu every single day since it makes her feel like a princess ballerina. Yes, her legs are a little short and stubby and her body is kind of long, but who says she can't be a ballerina? She has red fringe accents on her tail and beautiful blue sparkly eyes. Check out those eyelashes! I told you she was a diva!!

If you are a home sewer, and would like to make a few finished products for a craft show or your online store, such as Etsy, it is okay to make and sell items from this pattern as long as you credit me for the pattern in your listing or on the hangtag. No mass production allowed. This pattern and the resulting finished product are protected under copyright. No selling, sharing, or copying of the pattern is allowed. I have worked very hard to make this pattern for you. Please respect my work and the work of all the other pattern designers out there!

I would absolutely LOVE to see pictures of your Doxie when you are done! I know you are going to love her!!!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21" long x 10" tall

Materials:

  • Main body fabric - 1/2 yard
  • Contrast fabric for inner ears and tail - 1/6 yard or 6" x 12" scrap
  • Contrast fabric for outer ears - 1/6 yard or 6' x 9" scrap
  • Sparkle tulle for tutu - 1/3 yard
  • Scrap of fabric for bow at waistline
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Two sparkly buttons for eyes, or if this is for a small child a small piece of black felt
  • Plastic doll eyelashes, available at craft stores, or false eyelashes. If this is for a small child consider embroidering the lashes with black embroidery floss instead.
  • Embroidery floss or narrow ribbon for necklace
  • Faux pearls or beads to string on necklace
  • Fringe for tail - 8" of 4" wide. Pom poms would be cute too!
  • Ric rac for waistband - 1/3 yard of 1" wide or bigger

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears - optional but really nice to have
  • Needle
  • Permanent fabric glue, craft glue, or glue gun

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I Love Lucy is one of my favorite shows, Aunt Bea is my hero, and I wish I was born in the 30s so I could have experienced the wonderful 1940's and 1950's way of life. I love hanging clothes on the clothesline, smelling the fresh air and feeling the gentle warm breezes, all while hearing the birds serenading me. I have a collection of vintage aprons, children's books, patterns, embroidery, ...

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