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Old 07-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm making a dog sweater for a friend. Problem is she is in NV. I'm in MO.

The pattern calls for me to put the sweater on the dog and ad elastic to the neck. I can't do that because I don't want it to be to big or small. She doesn't want to try to sew it in afterwards.

So can I add a draw string somehow?

I know it sounds nuts, and it probably is a bad idea. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Can your friend measure around the dog's neck with a tape measure? I'd take that number and add 1.5" to the elastic, then overlat just 1/2".

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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It's probably much better to use the elastic; a drawstring could easily get caught on something and choke the dog.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:56 AM   #4
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I agree, the drawstring could risk strangling the dog.
Just to throw in an idea. Could you maybe sew a length of elastic to some tie ends. thread through the neck. it would be an adjustable elastic drawstring.
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