We actually didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged it. We measured from a little above their shoulder blades to their hip and then from their sides to see how low it should hang. It was a complicated process lol. Then we figured out how big the pockets needed to be and how long the straps needed to be as well. We used buttons on the straps and made sure to make it adjustable (Kodi has a habit of having his weight fluctuate
I wish I could point you to a good pattern, but we didn't use one.
I can see how making one for Ra Kismet would be ideal since he isn't 'standard size' (I think a lot of dogs are like this. Our lab is quite small and petite for a lab).
Btw, have I ever mentioned what an awesome name Ra Kismet is? It's so cute and adorable. Not to mention unique.
Thank you Dice Smith
. I think, from what you've described I could 'wing it' too, quite good at that for myself, so why not for the boys
Will need to take my time, measure a lot and will also use buttons, or maybe velcro, Ra Kismet's weight doesn't fluctuate, except perhaps in the fruit season, when he helps himself to too much fruit straight from the trees
Just a further question. What material did you use for the straps? I am thinking maybe a canvas webbing?
Think I have a badge somewhere in the sewing stuff, which maybe suitable to 'personalize' his backpack and will get the pens, nothing like a bit of bling
LOL maybe we all need to start a 'sewing for dogs' thread (no pun intended)
Friends lab, a little dashing blonde lady, is also very small and petite, so cute
. Ra Kismet's name came about because when I got him he brought sunshine back into Zeus and my life, after I lost Zeus' sister to cancer. The Ra is of course, after the Sun God Ra and Kismet because of the way I found out about him at exactly the right time - Kismet - Fate
So my adored Ra Kismet's name was 'born' and he lives up to it all the time
After thought, thank goodness for the edit icon. Any chance of a photo, with or without your lovely Kodi? Would help me to actually see it, don't worry though if you haven't got one