Refashion - Doggie Raincoat

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What started off as a cute toddler rain coat because the perfect doggie jacket for our sweet Daisy!

Raw material
This project began for me with a size 4T fleece lined raincoat from GoodWill.  I also happened to have a pattern for doggie coats.

This is the pattern I used
I've made several of these jackets in the past and I really like the fit.  I used the patten for view B -  That's the dog in the lower right hand side of the picture.

McCalls #M5778

This pattern is McCall's #M5778

hood and sleeves removed

I removed the hood and sleeves from the jacket and laid it out flat.

Coat folded in half
Next I folded the coat in half and tried to identify how to make the pattern fit on the coat.

Pattern folded to fit on the coat fabric
It's hard to see in the picture, but I folded the pattern down to fit onto the coat.  This coat was size 4T and my dog in a 9 lb yorkie poo.  Next time I'll buy a larger coat.  (There should be a human size to dog size conversion chart somewhere - I should google). :)

I wish I'd taken more pictures of the sewing process.  Basically I followed the instructions from the pattern.

This coat has snap closures that close it across the chest.  You could also use velcro.

Finished Coat

Another view of the completed coat

There is a strap that fastens across her tummy to hold the coat in place.

tummy strap to hold the coat in place

Snap to secure tummy strap

Daisy enjoys a rainyday

At some point I'm going to modify this jacket so that is can be used with a leash but for now she can wear her new jacket in the yard in the pouring rain and come in dry.  What's a WIN!

I wanted this jacket to be long enough to cover her entire butt so I added a ruffle to make it longer.  You can easily skip that step, or all 2 ruffles if you have a long dog.

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  1. This is so adorable! I wish I didn't live in the desert, my dog would love a raincoat this cute!

  2. I am going to try this for me little one! Great job!