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Topher Dog Sweater

Added Apr 23, 2010

by rshelly13

Portland, Maine,...






I turned a kid’s sweater into a little outfit for my dog Topher. Since he is a Chihuahua, he needs more warmth in cooler weather. I had always liked the print on this sweater and couldn’t figure out what to do with it. It seemed perfect to turn it into a little outfit for my dog. He seems comfortable in it.

Material Notes

Reused kids sweater




Garment Type

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  • Pearl_reclining_large

    Aug 23, 2010, 05.16 PMby hayleyroper

    Thanks Rebecca for adding the image with the ‘how to’. Am definitely going to have a go at this now for my older pug Pearl who you see in my profile pic, she gets a bit chilly in the winter despite being somewhat ‘well padded’ in the belly dept :)

  • Missing

    Aug 20, 2010, 10.27 AMby Stavros Papadakis

    Dear Madam/Sir,

    Do you have a pattern for this one?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards, Stavros

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      Aug 23, 2010, 04.40 PMby rshelly13

      Hello Stravos,

      I did not use a pattern for this. I did try and show you on my photo how i cut the sweater and then pieced it together. I made also made the strap from the excess fabric.I finished everything by sewing a hem around everything,
      Hope this helps,

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    Jul 20, 2010, 02.53 AMby olystyrene

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! this is so deliciously sweet!!! i love it!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 01.33 PMby fairyprincess

    So adorable!!!! and I second that you should add a tutorial.

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    • Img_6553_large

      Aug 23, 2010, 04.41 PMby rshelly13

      I sketched out quickly how I made my sweater. Hopefully this gives you a better idea of the construction.

  • Pearl_reclining_large

    Apr 23, 2010, 10.32 PMby hayleyroper

    Too cute! you should add a tutorial!

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    • Img_6553_large

      Aug 23, 2010, 04.42 PMby rshelly13

      Hello Hayley,
      You have a cute dog as well! I added an image that breaks down how I made the sweater.
      Let me know if you would like more info,

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    Apr 23, 2010, 02.55 PMby dilshadburman

    HAHA! So cute!

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