|This is the pattern I used|
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|
|Pattern folded to fit on the coat fabric|
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.
|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.