Dog dress patterns

Hello everyone! Today I bring you a free patterns to make an adorable tutu dress for dogs. To design this model I’ve inspired in tulle fairy dresses for girls but more simple and comfy adapted for dogs. Obviously you can also use this patterns to make a charming ballerina dog dress.

Dog dress

This dress is very easy to sew and it is composed by two parts. The top of the dress is like a sleeveless t-shirt slightly adjusted to the body and with no openings. For the top I recommend to use cotton stretch fabric or t-shirt fabric.

The bottom part is the tulle tutu that you can make in one color or in various combined colors as I did. I recommend make it in various colors because I like how it looks the mixing of the layers of different tulle colors. It is preferable to use pastel or soft color tulle to get more elegant and natural results. I have used apricot tulle with pale pink and some lemon yellow and violet too. Of course you can use other colors like lilac with violet or green with yellow or apricot with pale pink etc…

Here I let you some pics of Tara wearing her tutu fairy dress:

Dress for dog

Canine model Tara is wearing an M size.

dog with dress

Cute dress for dogs!

Dog dress

Patterns are two: the front and the back. Have to cut the patterns with the fabric folded in half as indicated in the pattern so when unfold will get the entire piece as you can see in the image below.

Dog dress patterns


Start sewing the top or bodice and after make the tulle skirt.

Once we get the patterns cut out sew the shoulders seams and sides and finish with zig zag stitch to prevent fraying as you can see in the image below.

Sewing Dog Dress

Finish with a hem all around the neckline and sleeves openings or optional sew a binding as I did. I have used folded strips of the same fabric.


First baste the binding to secure, sew and finish with zig zag stitch.

Sewing binding

At last topstitch all along the seam for a better finish.

Sewing Dress


Now we gonna make the tulle tutu that we will attach to the top or bodice.

There are many tutorials on the Net about how to make tutus without sewing with knocks but that way you will get the waist too thick to sew to the top. So I decided to sew a casing on the tulle strips and passing an elastic. Here’s how.

Cut out tulle strips twice as long as the length wanted for the skirt and add 1 inch for the seam allowance. For example if we want a skirt 6 inch (15cm) length (size M) cut a strip that measures 12 inch+1 inch (30 cm+2 cm (seam allowance)= 32cm)
Take two stripes of the same color or different colors to combine (as I did) and fold in half.

Make a seam 0,5 inch (1cm) from the fold to create a casing for the drawstring. As shown below:

Tutu telle

Pass the elastic through the casing we have made with the seam. Use a bodkin needle or if you don’t have any use a safety pin to draw elastic through the casing. Pull the elastic to gather the tulle

Make dog tutu

Repeat the same with more tulle strips and until completing all the waistline except the belly zone! Sew together the ends of the elastic to complete the skirt. Here’s how it will look:

How to make tutu

Now attach the skirt to the top. First sew all the tulle line. On the belly zone sew a strip to hide the elastic as you can see in the image below.

Sew dog dress

Fold the strip over the elastic and topstitch. It will look like this:

The front:

Tulle dress

The Back:

Tutu dress

Optional sew a decorative ribbon on the waist and you’re done!

Dog dress

Dog fairy dress


Please note that: the largest patterns are split into 2 or more pages,have to print and cut out and join them together to get the entire pattern.

Important: please read this before printing the patterns:

How to measure your dog for clothing
Dog clothing sizing chart
Tips for printing patterns


  • Anonymous says:

    So cute!! Thanks Mimi!

  • Randi johnston says:

    I have been looking fir a site like yours for a long time!! So today it made my day. I have a 18 yr old Doxie and a new Doxie puppie ill be sewing for. Ill let you know how it goes. THANK you!

  • Susie says:

    Thank you…I just love these patterns and ideas!

  • Diane says:

    I just found your website cause I was looking to make for my grand furbaby instead of buying. Love the website so far. She is a chihuahua terrier mix.

  • Carol Turner says:

    love this site,Thankyou Cazz

  • Carol Turner says:

    just love your site

  • Teresa says:

    thank you putting this website out here it makes it so nice now I make my little princess clothes for every day of the week

  • jillian says:

    So cute….looking for a pattern to make a doggie nightgown.

  • Collette Lemons says:

    My dogs do not like the tight neck and sleeves. So I use a tank top and cut it down to fit with a few easy adjustments. Then add the tutu part. But I have to say I get a lot of the inspiration for the clothes I make from this site. I shop the children’s section all the time for things I can use.

  • MRG says:

    Thank you so much for this! I just made my first Yorkie dress and it came out so cute thanks to your instructions!

  • Cheryl says:

    Love your patterns. They are just adorable. Cheryl

  • Brenda Gail Miller says:

    I just found your site. I have Tootie, a yorkie, Maltese mix just got her a few months ago. I sew alot and want to make her a wardrobe of outfits. Will be using yours and will send photos if you like, So excited and Tootie will be too.
    Thank You, Brenda

  • Doreen says:

    Adorable!! Easy to make and my Maltese will look beautiful. Love it 🙂

  • Brenda Riley will says:

    I love your clothes and I love my babies and they would look great

  • ERIKA J. HARVEY says:

    wow!!! finally someone amazing and kind to share with the world your talent and creativity thank you,
    I am inspired, I should post my creations for you to approve!. thank you so much