Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday! A tennis dress for Spots!
Even though Spots was a year old when we got her, she still had a little growing to do, so the dog sweaters I made for her are a bit short now. I wasn't planning on making more, and making do with what I have, but she loves her sweaters! She likes to wear them around the house, and to bed at night. I don't blame her... I like to wear sweaters too ;)!
I made this over the weekend, and like how it came out... it looks like a little tennis dress :). I used my original tutorial here, to make a new pattern. I used a lightly felted men's merino sweater. I decided to leave the original collar on it, and made the legs a little long (this one will be an outdoor dress).
For the skirt part, I cut off the waist band, along with a few inches, and sewed the finished edge to the sweater. The result was a cute little flared skirt. The practical question, which i'm sure some of you are asking, is will she pee on the skirt when she does her business? Nope! When she squats down, her tail holds it out of the way.
Since I couldn't just get one good picture of it (I don't know why I thought getting a picture of a dress on a moving dog, that wanted to sniff around and not model, would be easy!), here's several pictures...
So, what have you been working on?