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Couture for my fine fury friend!

mem1 | Posted in General Discussion on

I am wondering if anyone knows of pattern for dog coats . I have a labrador and would love to make her a couture range of coats for this winter.

Maybe sewing for dogs would be another article possibilities.


  1. Libby86 | | #1

    Well, my adventures in animal couture have been in the equestrian line.  My daughter has a quarter horse and I sew (occasionnally) for both of them.

    Suitability (http://www.suitability.com) includes a dog sizing in the pattern for horse blankets.  I have used their patterns and the animal ones seem to fit better than the human ones (at least in my experience).




    1. mem1 | | #2

      Thanks Libby. I am hoping to get something that is more sweatshirt inspired . She is actually a Labradoodle and has a black curley coat and wouldlook really cute in a jumper or sweatshirt style one .

      1. Elisabeth | | #3

        KwikSew has several snazzy dog coats. One is a long sleeved sweatshirt that looks pretty sleek.

      2. amyL | | #4

        I got such a chuckle I had to respond to you request for patterns.  Here is a not so designer type idea for you and your beloved dog.  I was waiting at the grocery check out line one day earlier this last winter when I spotted an old dog, with lots of grey whiskers, waiting very patiently inside the slider doors for its master to finish shopping.  He had on a heavy knit, beige colored cowl neck sweater.  it fit him perfectly and I am sure it kept him quite warm.  Every person in the store who saw him started smiling while he just waited there for his owner.  I still grin to myself when I remember him.  It just goes to show what we will do for our canine friends we love dearly.  (I have two lab-golden retreiver mixes) ,  From a fellow dog lover

  2. carolfresia | | #5

    I don't have a dog, but I always worry about their feet. Or paws, I guess. Don' t they get cold too? Would dogs like boots in the winter?


    1. mem1 | | #6

      Apparently they do use them but I cantell you my Millie Moodle Labradoodle would have them off in a trice .

      1. CathyB | | #7

        If anyone considers this discussion silly, they should check out hunting and field supply catalogs.  You can get a wide variety of boots for your canine hunting companion in camaflague (green, brown, or snow colors), or something more mud colored. 

        Alas, this little corner of insanity has already been staked out!!

        'nother dog lover.

        BTW, have you seen the fleece hats for cats? 

        1. mem1 | | #10

          This is getting bizaarr! No I havent seen fleece hats for cat! Are you sure you havent been readining Dr Seuss again?:

    2. raven99 | | #8

      I don't think its the cold that gets to dog's feet as much as the salt thats used on roads. My poor dog would sometimes just sit and refuse to continue at times during winter walks. Luckily he was just small enough to carry if it got really bad. Unfortunately he wouldn't tolerate booties and a coat would have lasted about 2 minutes on him. Do dogs really like wearing these things?Marion

      1. mem1 | | #9

        I really hope that they do like wearing a coat as i have decided to rekindle my knitting skills and am knitting a coat which is named "Dogasaurus Rex" in the pattern book i am using !!!! I will leave the design to your imagination!

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