Alter Human Shirts to Fit a Dog's Body




You wouldn't think that this would be too hard.

And yet it took me several franken-hoodies to figure out exactly where to nip and tuck to convert people clothes to dog clothes.

Children's clothing probably will work best for all but the very largest breeds.

For example, my dog, a medium-sized, somewhat barrel-chested pit bull mix, fits into a human-child size Large (7-8).

Step 1: Cutting and Sewing

It's ridiculously simple. How did I get it wrong so many times?

You're basically just cutting darts to move the arm holes from coming out the sides to coming out the front. I've tried to show how the overall shape changes once the seams are sewn together. Of course I did not take pictures while the work was in progress, because I didn't think it would work.

Step 2: Enjoy!

It really is that simple.



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2 months ago

She finally let me take pictures!


4 years ago on Introduction

Ichi means "1" in Japanese, and so when I saw this jersey at the thrift store I knew she had to have it.

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Reply 2 months ago

It turned out very nice and he looks fantastic in it! I made my Nala babies fleece sweat jacket today using your instructions and it turned out great! I will be making her more of course! I’ve attempted several times to never have them co out quite right. And she LOVES to get dressed! I plan to embroider this with “Their Boss” or “The BOSS” (of course)! Or else “I trained them well”bought my hubby n I The King and his QUEEN sweat shirts and decided she needed her own with to wear when we wear ours and thought something to show a little humor as well but she really has us trained and she is the boss lol. She won’t let me get a photo of her in it yet she hates the camera flash. Posted a few here and others in a post as well below! I’ll post one or more of her wearing it later. Thank you again!