Pattern Description: Dog Coat in three sizes...suitable for dogs with a spine line measurement of 12" to 13" for Small, 14" to 15" for Medium, 16" to 17" for Large size measured from base of neck to base of tail.
I made the medium because Misty measured 15".
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it looked just like the photo when I finished sewing it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy to follow. If I made this again, I would not fold under the hems until after the other seams were complete.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a cute pattern. I liked the fact that it had a high neck and long legs to keep Misty warm.
I disliked the fact that the pattern does not fit my dog. I put it on and her back legs kept coming out of the legs. The neck was too tight. The body and legs were too long.
Maybe I should have made a Small.
Blue and white Polar Bear print fleece I bought at Fabricland.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Well, first off, I removed the neckband. I cut 2" from the top back above Misty's tail. I cut 1.5" off each leg. I added rib knit to replace the fleece neck band and rib knit cuffs to each leg. I took a 1/2" tuck along the length of the suit from neck to tail. I made two darts to fit Misty better so her back legs will stay in. I just hope these changes help. We'll know when she's worn it for awhile.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will sew it again if this first version works out. I think I'll try the size Small though, since maybe the problem with the Medium is it's just too big (except for the neck band of course). I'd only recommend this pattern if your dog will stand still for a lot of detailed measuring. It's quick and easy to put together IF your don't have to make a lot of fitting changes on a grouchy dog.
I'm somewhat disappointed with this pattern. It looks so cute in the picture, and should have been quick and easy.
I will add a photo when it's daylight.