Customize a Dog Coat Pattern
Some dogs like to wear clothes including Jean Luc. Check him out in this custom fitted coat. You might think that sewing a coat for your fur buddy will be an easy process where you can cut out a pattern and it will fit perfectly. I found out that the French Bulldog breed is quite different when I purchased a ready made coat. His shoulders and neck are broad but he is short so standard sizes don't work well for him.
I decided to try an industry pattern instead. Once I made a few measurements and compared the options for sizes, I realized that I would still need to do some alterations in order for his completed coat to fit well. None of it is very hard. The only problem you may have is holding the piece up and marking places to cut or adjust while your puppy is moving around. A sewing partner would be very helpful at that time.
With a little extra effort, this coat turned out pretty cute and it fits him really well. He isn't able to pull it off and when he runs around outside, it stays in place.
There is a downloadable document below that shows some of the techniques I used to work from a purchased pattern. Your little buddy would look just as cuddly in a custom coat. I hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work!
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