This is a simple, three-piece pattern that is great for beginning and intermediate sewers. It can be either a quick and easy project or the basis of a more customized and intricate look. It’s a great basic block to work from if you want to add seams or accents and create your own custom pattern. In addition, it’s easily adjusted for size, width, or length, meaning it can be altered to fit a variety of dogs or other companion animals!
This pattern was adapted from a little coat that Pepper was wearing when I first adopted her just over a year ago. I made a few custom alterations, such as lengthening the coat for Pepper's long doxie body. Now that I've struck a balance that works, I'm happy to share the pattern with you for your own special someone!
Please read this boring but important little note: the patterns I provide on this website are all my own original designs which I am happy to share for free as part of the creative commons. Please do not abuse these free patterns by using them for profit or personal gain. You are welcome to re-post anything, just please link back to Sews Before Bros or credit me, Erika Larson. Be excellent to each other. Thanks, dudes!
Finally- if you make something for your companion using this pattern, I would love to see it! It is my hope to get a gallery going on this site featuring projects from readers and collaborators, so please don't be shy when it comes to bragging about your mad crafting skills. Check the About page for my email address.
And Now, Without Further Ado: Basic Dog Smock Pattern