DIY Doggie Sweater

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This year I resolved to be less of a scaredy cat and do more diy projects.  And with a January goal of making Simon a sweater, I decided to be a little fearless and go for it…on my birthday!  I’d read the tutorial a billion times before I started, but I was terribly nervous about cutting into the sweater!  After I did the first snip though, I whipped out the pieces in no time.  I used the sweater’s ribbed hem for the neck, cut the triangle in the same direction as the rectangle, and chopped the collar off to finish the bottom edge.

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Not bad for sewing it all by hand (alas, I don’t have a sewing machine).  While I had to cut holes to compensate for Simon’s larger legs, I otherwise followed tutorial step by step.  If I were to do it over, I would cut the belly piece into a trapezoid, not a triangle.  For medium sized dogs, like Simon boy, more material is needed (to keep it from looking like a racerback front).

So far, he hasn’t gotten any knots from wearing the wool, but as the months progress, I may sew in a lining to be on the safe side.   Anyway, Simon and I are both excited he has a new sweater to wear.  And it was made with love of course!  With the leftover fabric, I might just make matching ones for his brother and sister!  Happy Friday!

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10 comments

  1. Mary Ellen · · Reply

    Awww, he is soooo cute!!!!!!! Clementine and Teddy would love to match big brother!!!!

    1. I’ll need their measurements…I’m keeping the rest of the sweater, so maybe I can start after our next visit.

  2. Well, doesn’t he look dapper! What a fun little project- love it. xo

    1. Thank you! It’s his new favorite…I love the way the collar fits him =)

  3. AWWWW sooooo stinkin cute! MUST try this diy! It turned out great 🙂

    1. Yes you should! Lola would look so cute in a sweater for chilly Cali days =)

  4. This is too cute! love it!

  5. too cute!! you are the mama!! He looks so cozy and precious!

    1. =) pretty proud!

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