Shelby is our 3 year old boxer who rocks our world! She is the sweetest, most lovable & loyal friend a family could ever have! She has very short hair & is always cold! I have purchased so many sweaters, jackets, you name it but she’s either allergic or they just never fit right! So, I bought some Christmas themed fleece & used her cozy jacket (that looks like a horse blanket) as a template for a sweater wrap! I cut the fabric similar to the template jacket.
I folded the collar 2x and stitched it together so make a thick fun looking collar
I then flipped it over & pinned the collar & pinned the bottom 2 inches in from the tail . I left the middle “unstitched” because she is so high chested that anything stitched is to tight when she sits & if it’s any bigger (and stitched) she climbs out of it!!!
Hole in the middle stitch near tail & collar
You can see the hole for the neck here where I pinned the collar. I tried this on her unpinned and marked with a marker where to pin. I stitched from the inside and then flipped it out so you couldn’t see the seam.
I then slipped it on (I slip on from the tail side first b/c that end is smaller and won’t go over her chest) made some adjustments and that’s it!
By leaving the belly open and just stitching the collar and a couple inches underneath (tail area, you can’t see it stitched) she has plenty of room to move!
My husband walked in as I was making this & taking her pictures …..lets just say he thinks I have lost my mind. He’s probably right !
Miss Shelby was a trooper!