As a guy, I've made fun of dogs wearing clothes for years. Now, as a guy with a cool dog (boxer) I have found myself with the need for dog clothes. When the weather gets freezing cold and your dog has very little hair, you have to take action or you start getting puddles in the apartment! I had an old pair of jeans with a knee torn out. I had an old fleece scarf that I never wear anymore. A little measuring and sketching and I was ready to get started. I had fun making Dottie's jacket and hope that you have fun as well. The jacket I wound up with is customized just for Dottie's size. I even thought it was clever to add one of the back pockets to the side of her jacket. (for treats?) I'll give you the steps that I followed and urge you to be creative and give it a try yourself!!