February has been a busy month in the studio, but finally, I have the latest Stitchwerx Designs pattern in the shop! This one is a comfy, easy-to-make fleece dress for small dogs. Like all my dog clothes patterns the Gabby S208 Fleece Dress is a digital PDF pattern that includes 5 sizes.
I love to name my patterns after my models and this pattern was named for Gabby, a sweet, rescued chihuahua. She was a marvelous model in her comfy, pink and brown floral fleece dress.
The design process can be tedious at times, but I enjoy every aspect from sketching to drafting to sewing prototypes. Of course, there is always some “tweaking” involved to get the design and fit just right.
Gabby Fleece Dress No. S208 Photo Gallery
My dogs are usually the recipients of my not-quite-perfect prototypes, but they don’t seem to mind if they end up with revision number 3 instead of the final product. They just like having something to keep them warm when we go outside in the mid-February chill!
With spring approaching, I’m planning to switch gears and work on some “people projects” for a while. The dogs may not like it, but after watching so much Downton Abbey, I’ve been inspired to sketch some new (but vintage style) hats! Several are in the early stages, so I’ll have to see how long it takes me to get them to completed patterns. In the meantime, drop by the Stitchwerx Designs Etsy Shop and save on all my patterns including the latest, Gabby Fleece Dress pattern S208. Use coupon code Gabby10 and get 10% off all store patterns through February 28, 2013.
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