Doggy Fashion

Doggy Fashion

by Alison Jenkins
     
 


This whimsical volume is for those canines--and their owners--who enjoy fancy dressing and a touch of drama in their lives. It gives directions for making 12 amusing doggy costumes. Each outfit has been carefully and precisely designed to fit comfortably around canine anatomy and all are easy for the pet pooch to get in and out of. The author emphasizes that the…  See more details below

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This whimsical volume is for those canines--and their owners--who enjoy fancy dressing and a touch of drama in their lives. It gives directions for making 12 amusing doggy costumes. Each outfit has been carefully and precisely designed to fit comfortably around canine anatomy and all are easy for the pet pooch to get in and out of. The author emphasizes that the dogs who modeled for this book's amusing color photos are not trained stunt dogs, but ordinary pets. She advises her readers to make sure that no dog is coerced into wearing costumes it doesn't want to wear, then adds that most family pets will enjoy the costume fest every bit as much as their owners. She provides patterns for all costumes, along with plenty of information on materials and cutting and fitting techniques. Her costumes are based on themes that include a Wild West Sheriff's outfit, an Elvis the King costume, a Coco the Clown costume, an Astronaut Space Dog uniform, and eight more that are just as imaginative. Detailed instruction is augmented with 250 photos and illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The dogs in the illustrations are irresistibleâ?¦ and appear to enjoy wearing the fanciful costumes designed by Jenkins, who trained in fashion design before delving into doggy chic. This whimsical book is in essence a practical guide to making party costumes for dogs of all sizes. â?¦ The price is right, and public libraries will want to purchase thisâ?¦"

Library Journal, December 2003

"â?¦colorful collectionâ?¦ Jenkins further jazzes up her compendium with colorful commentary and costume descriptions. â?¦"

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 25, 2003

Library Journal
The dogs in the illustrations are irresistible and-surprisingly-appear to enjoy wearing the fanciful costumes designed by Jenkins, who trained in fashion design before delving into doggy chic. This whimsical book is in essence a practical guide to making party costumes for dogs of all sizes. The author cautions her readers not to make pets dress up if they don't wish to. For those who do, she provides patterns for 12 different costumes, along with complete cutting, sewing, and fitting instructions. The Chihuahua and the pug dressed up as the Blues Brothers, complete with suits, black ties, porkpie hats, and shades, will bring a smile to the face of even a nonparty animals. Other costumes include a Wild West sheriff's outfit, an Elvis costume, and a rock'n'roll hero. The price is right, and public libraries will want to purchase this where demand warrants. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764125843
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.32(d)

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Meet the Author


Alison Jenkins trained in fashion design in the U.K. before writing several popular do-it-yourself books. Doggy Fashion, her first book for Barron's, reflects her in one of her more playful moods.

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