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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to design dog clothes

I got my very old sewing machine back from my Mothers and have been trying to sew the sisters some coats, Hoodies and and very fancey Panties. I spent the whole day trying a rain coat and I don't like it at all. I know what I would do different.[I'm trying to design some uneak Havanese outfits to try to sell. So if you guys have any ideas let me know.
Zoey is going to a Christmas party where the host has requested our dog wear panties so her carpet wont have any accidents. I keep disliking the way the panties seamed so funny looking so I designed a too too
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Hi Suzi,

Well, I am not a fashion expert but, I really *do* actually like your red raincoat. Looks like it might need a bit more adjustment as far as fitting on the shoulders, and needs a bit more length in the back to cover the rump, but, I really like the basic design! Once you perfect that raincoat I would love to buy one for Cey (who, as you might know, HATES the rain lol!). The panties, not so much; I think maybe they look TOO much like real panties which are supposed to be worn privately, whereas you are trying to make something that a dog has to wear publicly? I think that you have the right idea, just maybe make them a bit flatter in back, and less "seam"-ed? Maybe even make them look more like 'boy shorts' than panties, I think that would be incredibly adorable...

Good luck, let us know how it goes!
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Suzi,

I got to hand it to you. Between your artwork and this, you are quite creative!

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I like the little pink pants!!

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Suzi, I am sorry darlin' but that last picture looks like a cheap bride with a bad hair day!

I love the first two pictures, they actually look Awesome!!!!.

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Suzi, I am sorry darlin' but that last picture looks like a cheap bride with a bad hair day!
ROTFL

Actually, I like the panties, especially the bow on top. Are you putting a maxi pad inside the panties to absorb any spills?



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Yes the panties have room for the kotex. I like the panties Ill take another picture with the skirt I made to cover up the panties. I don't like the ones Ive seen for sale they just look funny to me so I'm trying to design something that looks more like a skirt. I also like costumes so maybe the fancy pants art sort of costume dress up like. I just finished a rain coat I'm not sure I have anything down yet. Just a week of labor and lots of trips to the fabric store. It is getting addictive and I cant seem to stop. Plus I'm making a huge mess

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Okay here is my prototype for a Havanese rain coat.
Changes I might make include.
#1 The yellow is cute but hard to sew on I like the fabric I used for the lining its also waterproof.
#2 I think I would design it without Velcro because Zoeys long hair gets caught in it.
#3 It might be nice a bit longer.
I designed the coat with a hole for the tail so it could cover her back end.
Okay what do you guys think?
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Hi Suzi, it's very cute! I agree that it should come down her sides linger. I wouldn't want to deal with stuffing Kodi's tail through a hole, even though it looks cute... I don't think he'd like it, and I'm SURE it would take extra time when he needed to go out.

I agree that velcro underneath a long-coated dog doesn't work. I have a great puffy jacket for Kodi that wraps up over the back and velcros there. It's easy to put on, looks cute and doesn't get caught in his hair. The only trouble is that it's a little short for his body length. (the next size up was long enough, but WAY too big) I'll take a couple of pictures of it tomorrow to show you what I mean.


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Suzi I like it. You need to leave a buttonhole opening at the neck for the leash to come through, actually it needs to be where a harness ring would come through. Some of the coats have a ring on the back for the leash to attach to, but with a velcro closure on the coat, not secure enough. Did you use a needle for sewing on the yellow. I would suggest you get needles for leather or plastic. It will sew better, and the needle has to be sharp. You probably couldn't make many before changing the needle. When you perfect it, let me know, Rosie could use a raincoat. I would think that you would only need the length from neck to tail and the waist measurement.
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