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No-Sew DIY Dog Sweater from an Old Sweater (Dachshund-Friendly!)

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Remember the Trace & Stitch Dress I refashioned for my trip to Asheville a few months ago?  Here…let me jog your memory.

trace and stitch dress refashion

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!

cutting sleeve off sweater
A simple chop!

Then, I cut a hole through both sides of the sleeve that was big enough for Dougie’s legs to fit through.

cutting hole in sleeve for dog sweater
Holey Moley!

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.  

Sleeve cut into dog sweater
Just one more chop!

Now I have a perfect puppy sweater to keep my little doxie warm and happy.

Just look at my comfy cozy pooch now!  🙂

Dachshund in homemade dog sweater
Snug & Warm!

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!  😉

Douglas looking up in new dog sweater
Thanks, Mom! 🙂
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