The Well-Dressed Dog (9780804854054)

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Tuttle Publishing
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54-pages of illustrative and instructional photos, 39-pages of instructions and diagrams, 2 pull-out pattern sheets
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7 1/2 X 10

The Well-Dressed Dog is a dog lover's go-to guide for canine fashion inspiration, with patterns and instructions for outfitting every type of pooch.

Make your canine kids look stylish while keeping them warm, protected and comfortable! The included pull-out patterns can be adjusted to suit dogs of every size and shape, making it easy to dress a Greyhound or a Pug in the same style. Simple instructions for measuring your pup and options to create pieces in fabrics that work for your pet and climate make this a complete resource.

Be practical with a protective rain cape, whimsical with a dress and tulle skirt, or make your dog a Hawaiian shirt for backyard parties. This book has something for every dog who likes to be dressed, including a few fun accessories for dogs who like a little embellishment.

Projects include:
  • Long and short-sleeved sweaters
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops (hooded and sailor style)
  • Easy-on-and-off shirts
  • Outerwear like a vest, rain cape, quilted coat or pea coat
  • Dresses that are both warm and stylish
  • Capes, bowties and collars, for fun
  • And more—26 in all!

Pattern sheets containing full-size templates for tracing are included, and fully-illustrated lessons take you through the basics of sewing for four-legged friends.

About the Author:
Toshio Kaneko is an author, designer and dog-lover. After graduating from fashion school with a degree in apparel design, he apprenticed at the Matsuya Ginza custom menswear department. Kaneko oversaw the development of brands such as Harvard and World Takeo Kikuchi. In 2001, he established Serio Pattern, a company specializing in apparel pattern-making, as well as the Japanese pattern shop Fleur ( He the author of two DIY menswear books in his native Japan.