Tutorial: Dog lace fancy dress

Here’s Coco in her new fancy lace dress.

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It’s super easy to make and is a great way for using up scrap fabric. I bought black lace with elastic from hobby lobby years ago to lengthen a short black dress and had quite a bit left over. The red lace is left over from another project. I also used red ribbon that had elastic that’s not tight so I added my own strip.

Once you’ve gathered the materials, it’s a half hour project.

Get long black lace that can wrap around your dog’s tummy.

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Fold the lace in half and sew one edge together. Leave the rest open to allow greater mobility.

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Cut out a strip of red fabric that will wrap around your dog’s torso. Sew short edges together to create a tube.
Prepare a smaller rectangle of red lace to cover your dog’s chest. it should be at least as wide as the width of your dog’s chest, between its two front paws. Fold raw edges inwards and stitch in place.

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Connect the larger red lace tube to the black skirt where we just connected the edges. Then connect the chest piece to red tube. His piece should be above the skirt opening. In theory, it should look like this. I forgot to take a photo here so I sketched this on my phone.

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Now get a strip of ribbon that will comfortably go around your dog’s neck and add 2 to 3 inches. Add elastic to make the neckline stronger. Zigzag stitch down the middle in a matching red thread.

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Sew the ends together. Connect the red ribbon to the chest piece and back of the red tube, leaving the sides open for your dog’s arms. Imagine a halter top for your dog.  Put right sides facing and zigzag stitch.

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And you should get this.

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Now try it on your fur baby!

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Easy yet fancy lace dress. 🙂

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