Dog pajamas pattern
Well, friends today finally I bring you possibly the most requested dog clothes pattern of the history! ja ja ja! Yes, yes, many of you have asked for it… so I’m very glad to present you this fantastic dog pajamas pattern!
Once again I’ve used a person T-shirt to make this PJ. Of course, we love very much recycle!
I want to remind you that the six sizes are standard and in some cases you will have to modify a little the pattern to the measures of your pet.
Here some pictures of Tara wearing her pajamas…
MODIFYING THE PATTERN:
Making a dog pajamas is especially complex because it must perfectly match the body length and chest girth in each particular dog and naturally not all dogs have the same proportions. Some breeds of dogs are short, broad and burly, some are thinner and longer, others have short legs like my Tara and others very long.
As an example, I will tell you that Tara’s measurements match perfectly with size M in terms of neck and chest girth but is slightly longer, so I had to add a few cm on the body length to her pajamas pattern respect to the original M size.
So here I leave you a graphic scheme that will help you in case that you need to enlarge the pattern, then you will know where you have to increase the pattern but still keeping the original shape.
Remember that the chest girth measurement is the most important, you must always choose the size according to this measure!
and then lengthen the pattern as needed:
Pink: if the length of the body is too short then you have to add a few inches/cm in the pink zone.
Yellow: if the sleeves or legs are too short add a few inches/cm in the yellow zone
Green: If the sleeves or legs are too narrow add a few inches/cm in the green zone.
If instead you have to make a smaller pattern you can simply make the seams or hems wider than seam allowance indicated in the pattern or you can also cut the pattern a few inches/cm all around before sewing.
I always recommend to test first with paper and check all is in the correct size before cutting the fabric.
FRONT: cut this pattern with the fabric folded in half
BACK: cut this pattern with the fabric folded in half
SLEEVE: cut 2 opposite or mirror pieces, you can cut it with right sides facing together. Like this, you will get the right sleeve and the left.
NECKBAND: cut this pattern with the fabric folded in half
CUFF: cut 4.
At the end of this post, I will show you how to sew the cuffs and the neckband.
HOW TO SEW THE PAJAMAS STEP BY STEP:
Once we’ve already cut out all the patterns we can start sewing.
First, sew the shoulders seams .Place the “Front” and “Back” pieces with right sides facing together. Sew at shoulders and finish with a zig zag to prevent fraying. Do NOT sew down the sides of the pajamas yet.
Now attach the sleeves to the bodice. Place the sleeve and bodice with right sides of the fabric facing together. First, assemble the sleeves with pins all around the armhole curve starting at the center of the shoulder and working outwards. Make sure both pieces match up and sew. Overlock this seam to ensure no fraying. Do not worry if the sleeve piece is a bit longer than the armhole line, just cut off the extra.
The next step is to sew the sleeve seam and the bodice side seam and all in one seam.
With the sleeve folded in half on top pin the sleeves and side seams together. Make sure you match the underarm seam lines.
Sew the sleeves starting from the wrist all the way down, around the armpit, and down the entire side of the pajamas and zig zag.
Continue sewing the hind legs seams.
Make a hem all around the belly hole and finish with zig zag stitch. If this area is still a little loose you can pass a thin elastic to fit more. Note that the dog must be able to lie down and have complete freedom of movement when wearing the pajamas.
Finally, sew the neckband and cuffs .
HOW TO SEW THE CUFFS OR NECKBAND
This is how I’ve sewn the cuffs:
Place the cuff pattern over the fabric and cut out the cuff strip.
Fold the strip widthwise , with right sides facing together and sew a seam at the raw edge to make a closed circle (by the wrong side).
Now fold your cuff in half lengthwise (by the foldline on the pattern) with right side out like image below. I recommend to ironing well this fold.
Try on your cuff. If it fits well, continue. Otherwise adjust as necessary.
Place the folded cuff all around over the outside of the end of the sleeve as you can see in the image below. The folded edge of the cuff goes down toward the top of the sleeve (like a cuff that has been rolled up). Match the cuff raw edges with the sleeve raw edges and pin. Sew and finish with a zig zag stitch the edge seam to prevent fraying.
Roll out the cuff and ready!
Note: We can also sew the cuffs before attaching the sleeves to the bodice and close the sleeve and cuff all at once later like I did make the sweater but then you can see the cuff seam from outside and this doesn’t look good.
However, the other option is better for very small and narrow sleeves because it is more difficult to sew the cuff to a closed sleeve if the hole is so small.
Make the same with the neckband.
And you’re done!!
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Please note that the largest patterns are split into 2 or more pages,so you have to print and cut out and join them together (with glue or tape) to get the entire pattern.
Important: please read this before printing the patterns:
Hope you enjoy it!