Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DoggyStyle: Making Dinosaur Dog Hoodies

We've been learning a little trick about getting through our eternally long Chicago winters: wear fun winter clothes. 
I've developed my own collection of colorful winter coats that actually make me excited to wear them and get outside. So, we had to do the same for our pups to get us out there for longer winter walks.
After seeing a kid in a monster hoodie, I thought it might be funny to make some for the pups from their huge collection of hoodies. We found this tutorial and template. 
For the dogs' hoodies, we used 3 sheets of contrasting felt to cut out 8 diamond shapes. We used fabric glue (Liquid Thread!) to glue the diamond shapes into the dinosaur spike. We like how the glue helps keep the scales stiff, and we have already washed the hoodies once and they were fine.
The whole family helps out!
Since we live in a very hipster-neighborhood, it was nothing new to see pitbulls walking around in dinosaur hoodies. Though these would also be really easy for the dogs to wear for Halloween.
Any other pups out there wearing hoodies?

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12 comments:

Luv My Rosie said...

I love how the "kids" were supervising!

Natalya Zahn said...

Gah! What a great idea!! Even better that you've got a matched pair... ;) Thank for sharing the project!

Natalya & Oscar
www.oscaratemymuffin.com

Amanda Cole said...

These are to cute! I think I will make one for each of the dogs and then one for my niece and nephew!!!!

Sara @ LiteraryLima said...

Egads! That's adorable. I think Roxy needs a dino hoodie right away.

Sam said...

Our temperatures are too warm to really dress the dogs up. During our one or two freeze nights, Monty gets a sweater I made for him, but Sammish prefers to tough it out.

I love the dinosaur spikes. I'm planning on sewing a Charlie Brown zigzag to Monty's yellow sweater.

Sam

adventuresofadogmom said...

They are so cute in their hoodies! I love the pic of Mr. B!

thegirlandherdog.com said...

Wow this is really impressive!!

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

Eek! I was hoping you would post a tutorial when you put up the photo yesterday! Thanks for sharing - this is too cute!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Don't give momma any ideas!
Benny & Lily

2 Punk Dogs said...

Those are awesome! Love their expressions with their hoods up. :)

Laura and Hans said...

Thanks a lot! Wilbur is now sulking in his corner because even though his mommy sews, he doesn't have a dinosaur hoody like those stinking "Pitties in the City do!!" And what Wilbur wants...
I guess tomorrow it's off to the fabric store I go!

Kristin Wadell said...

Love this idea! I have a hard time finding coats/sweatshirts to fit my pit's barrel chest. Where did you find the sweatshirts pictured? Thanks!!

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