|Pattern Description: Pet harness, Leash, Bed & Carrier. The harness, for small animals in five sizes, is lined, has Velcro closure at neck and chest, and contrast tab with attached D-ring.|
Pattern Sizing: For the harness: XS (5"-7" neck and 8"- 10" chest) to XL (10.5" - 12.5" neck and 16" - 18" chest). Our puppy is 6 pounds now and wears a medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, the illustration is a very accurate depiction of the finished harness.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. The illustrations are especially helpful to position the velcro correctly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a very quick pattern to make. I've never had a problem sewing Velcro using my old Bernina, so I didn't use any special methods or feet for that. I did use my edge-stitching #10 foot for the top stitching.
I like the placement of the D-ring. We were looking for something comfortable enough to wear all day because Clara hates the webbing harnesses and scratches at them constantly.
I also like the width and position of the chest band, as it is exactly what we needed to support lifting Clara into my daughter's lap with a leash tab, without pressure on her neck, as recommended by her veterinarian.
Fabric Used: I used quilting cotton from my stash for the outer layer, contrast tab, and lining. I used two layers of cotton flannel for an inner layer on one harness and cotton batting on the other. Both work well to make a padded harness.
I'm going to be looking out for some sort of mesh to make a summer weight harness for wearing outside. If I can't find anything, I will be using some softened linen.
I had trouble finding the 1.5" or 2" width Velcro for the body strap, so I used a uniform badge kit and custom cut the pieces for black velcro. For another harness, I zigzagged three strips of the 5/8" white Velcro tape together.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added fleece binding to one harness and inserted rickrack in another.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I've already cut out the next size for Clara to wear in a few weeks as she grows. I'm also going to grade the pattern up for our 60 pound Golden Retriever, Annabelle.
Conclusion: I will make many more of these harnesses, because Clara will be wearing one most of her waking hours.