Some years ago, I tried making a coat for Jack but it fit so horribly, even though I used a pattern, that I gave up. I used the same pattern and made one for the dogs. It fit just as horribly. So I drafted my own pattern, slowly, as I went along. They are identical except that Gretel's covers her chest and stomach but Hansel's only covers his chest. Can't cover a male dogs stomach and keep a clean coat. I had to patch Hansel's right away after he gnawed on it. Then the next day, he destroyed his. *SIGH* A waste of a weekend day! Gretel still has hers but he takes it off of her. Grrr! He is such a menace. But I still think they are really cute coats.
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