How to Make a Punk-Rock Puppy Skirt

comments (4) February 17th, 2009     

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Shannon_Dennis Shannon Dennis, contributor
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A cute, little punk-rock puppy skirt!
Pin your skirt and tulle layers together.
Gather the top edge by basting at 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch.
A cute, little punk-rock puppy skirt!

A cute, little punk-rock puppy skirt!

Photo: Shannon Dennis

Little dogs and puppies beg to be dressed, right?! Try your hand at gathering and working with tulle to pull off this punk-rock-styled skirt for your pooch.

Supplies:

  • 3/4-inch ribbon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 yard of tulle
  • 1/4 to 1/2 yard of black cotton fabric
  • White thread

Wrap the ribbon around your dog's waist and tie it in a bow, then cut the ribbon from the spool. This is the ribbon you will use to tie your skirt onto your dog. Next, for small dogs, cut a strip from your cotton fabric 6 inches wide by 18 inches long. From your tulle, cut eight strips 8 inches wide by 18 inches long. For medium dogs, cut a strip from your cotton fabric 8 inches wide by 22 inches long and eight strips of tulle 10 inches wide by 24 inches long. Finally, for large dogs, cut a strip from your cotton fabric 12 inches wide by 30 inches long and eight strips of tulle 12 inches wide by 30 inches long. Hem one long edge of the cotton and both short sides so you have three finished edges. Pin your cotton fabric and your tulle together, matching the edges.


Pin your skirt and tulle layers together.

Next, we need to gather the unfinished, top edge of the skirt. Baste the top edge of the skirt 1/4 inch away from the raw edge and then 1/2 inch away from that same edge.


Gather the top edge by basting at 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch.

Gently pull the ends of your thread to gather the fabric. Center the top edge of the gathered skirt on the strip of ribbon. Using a zigzag stitch, stitch down the center of your ribbon. Try the skirt on your pooch!


A cute, little punk-rock puppy skirt!

 

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Comments (4)

roselynbette writes: Cutest. Dog accessory. Ever.
Posted: 3:09 pm on May 7th
user-3251948 writes: This is truly awful - and I don't mean awe-ful - you really should stop making animals wear clothes. It is demeaning to them and sometimes quite cruel.

Posted: 4:11 am on May 2nd
cocofrog writes: aww this is cute will be posting some of my own designs soon but love the skirt

Posted: 3:44 pm on September 1st
cocofrog writes: aww this is cute will be posting some of my own designs soon but love the skirt

Posted: 3:44 pm on September 1st
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