I have some leftover polar fleece and I thought I might be fun to make something for my friend's dog. The dog is itty-bitty--a Chihuahua like the Taco Bell dog. I could ask her for the measurements, but I'd rather surprise her. Does anyone have any Wild Things measurements for this type of dog that I could use?
Posted 2010-12-17 11:46 AM (#71449 - in reply to #71444) Subject: RE: Chihuahua outfit
Location: United States
Thanks, Glenda. I really appreciate that. I need body length, body circumference, neck circumference, front and back leg circumference, and front leg span. I just copied this from the instruction manual:
A. Body Length - from the nape of the neck where the collar sits to the base of the tail
B. Body Circumference - the largest circumference of your pet around its middle.
C. Neck Circumference - around the nape of the neck where the collar sits
D. Front Leg Circumference - around the top of your pet’s front leg where the leg meets the body
E. Back Leg Circumference - around the top of your pet’s back leg where the leg meets the body
F. Leg Span - the distance between the two front legs
G. Around Head - the circumference of your pet’s head
Posted 2010-12-18 2:32 PM (#71476 - in reply to #71442) Subject: RE: Chihuahua outfit
Location: Mohnton, PA 19540
When talking about dog clothes. We were given a sweater for our 8 lb. Chihuahua mix. This dog is a hyper but loving dog. When we put the sweater on him he layed down and refused to move. Here is a picture of Jetson in his sweater. No dog clothes in this house no matter how small they are. Jellybean who is 5 pounds a normally docile dog won't sit still until the clothes are off.
Posted 2010-12-18 3:03 PM (#71477 - in reply to #71476) Subject: RE: Chihuahua outfit
Location: United States
I know my friend likes to dress her dog up, so I think she (the dog) will be agreeable! My cat, however, would never stand for it. I will have to check with Lisa about the ease issue; I just assumed that ease would be included, but I realize now that could be a dangerous assumption.
Lisa, do the Wild Things Pets patterns account for any wearing ease? If I put in the measurements that Glenda gave me will my friend's pet be able to move? I think the dog is even smaller than Glenda's, but I'm not sure. I know it doesn't have to be a couture fit! I'm doing the winter coat, so it won't have to fit around the legs and arms. I just checked the program and there aren't any options for adding ease on this selection, so it looks like everything will be okay.