Remember the Trace & Stitch Dress I refashioned for my trip to Asheville a few months ago? Here…let me jog your memory.
I dug the dress, but just couldn’t come up with a good way to save the jacket part…until a surprisingly chilly day when my dachshund, Douglas didn’t want to go outside, that is!
Time for a DIY Dachshund Sweater!
First, I cut off one of the sleeves from the jacket part of my previously-mentioned refashion!
Then, I cut a hole through both sides of the sleeve that was big enough for Dougie’s legs to fit through.
THEN, I trimmed off the part of the sleeve that was too long for my pup, making a curve so it covered his back but left his back legs free to move.
Now I have a perfect puppy sweater to keep my little doxie warm and happy.
Just look at my comfy cozy pooch now! 🙂
This sleeve trick is great for Dachshunds, as they’re usually too long for normal dog sweaters. Normal dog clothes tend to make them look like little puppy strippers wearing midriff-bearing crop tops :/
Luckily, Dougie gets to stay classy AND warm during this cold snap! 😉