Last week I saw the cutest Leprechaun dog costume online. The costume were about $20 with shipping but, I couldn’t find one at any of the local pet stores… so I decided to make one and it only cost $2!
To make the outfit part all you need is a ladies blazer. I picked this one up at Goodwill for $.99. (On Wednesday and Sunday, all clothing in the selected tag color is $.99.) I bought a size 14 so it would fit around her. If you have a small dog, I would think children’s clothes would work well. All you do is cut the sleeves off, place there legs through the arm holes and button normally. I also had to pin it a little on the side.
To make the beard, start with 4 strips of fabric.
Cut slits up through each piece and space about 1/4 inch a part. Once you have all 4 pieces cut, overlap the pieces starting with the bottom and so on. Sew the ends together.
Once it is all together, hand stitch the top piece to a collar. I also gathered all of the ends and put a few stitches to give it a rounder look.
The last thing you need is the little hat. They have packs of 5 of these at the Dollar Tree.
And there you have it! I am sure your pet will not love it at first but with a few extra treats they will wear it with a smile!
We live next door to an assisted living home and on Friday they are having a St.Patrick’s day dress up party. I am going to take Lucy by to visit 🙂 If you have any questions about how to make the costume, let me know.
Luck to you,