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November 18, 2020

White dog in sweater made by jessica shaw photography pet photographer

Hey there friends! Welcome back to Doggo Bloggo. This week Lily and I are making a sweater for her doggy uncle Moose who is younger than her and turning 3 years old in less than a month. Moose is a little bigger than the Small pattern so I just made it a tad bigger and overcompensated a bit so his looks a little loose on him. The Original post has the pattern you will need here.

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Supplies

  • 1 old sweater with a ribbed hem
  • Coordinating thread
  • Pattern in 3 sizes, xxs, xs, s, download on original site
  • A serger is very helpful for this tutorial but not required

Directions

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  1. Print the pattern and piece it together. The pattern should print out at 100% or DO NOT SCALE. There will be 1/2″ on the side that you need to trim off and overlap. Tape together.
  2. Lay the sweater down flat and pin the pattern pieces on it. Pin the main body and underbody pieces on the bottom edge of the sweater to utilize the finished ribbed edge.
  3. Use the ribbing on the back of the sweater to cut out the neckline piece.
  4. Prep the body pieces. Serge (or zig-zag stitch) the edges.(I don’t have a serger so I skipped this part.)
  5. Then PRESS under 1/4″ on each side.
  6. Open the pressed edge and pin the two sides together with the right sides together.  Sew 1.5″ down from the top and then backstitch. Skip 2″ and sew again. The opening is for the front legs.
  7. Sew the other sides together to create a tube.
  8. Press the side seam allowances open. Topstitch along both sides of the seam, stitching the seam allowances open and creating a finish for the leg openings. Stitch at 1/8″ from the seam. Repeat on the other side seam.
  9. Now sew the ribbed neckband together along the short edge with the right sides together. Pin the neckband to the neck opening with the right sides together. Stretch neckband to fit and sew in place. Press.
  10. All done! Now go find that dog and test it out!
White dog in sweater made by jessica shaw photography pet photographer
White dog in sweater made by jessica shaw photography pet photographer

Moose likes to stretch out his one leg when he is overwhelmed with excitement!

We hope you have a fantastic week. Stay Safe, Live, Love, and Pet all the animals!

Love,

Jess & Lily

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