- posted 10 years ago
I'm a bit sheepish to ask this question now that I've visited several
of your sites & photo places!
Ah well, here goes: How can I sew a cap or something over the arm &
neck holes and arse opening on an improvised body form so that I can
successfully stuff it with sawdust?
We foster senior Cairn Terriers for a rescue. Our newest fellow,
Duffy, has a hand-sized patch of alopecia (lost hair) on his back at
his shoulders. The rest of his fur hasn't grown back yet from a
shaving, so we need to protect that area from the sun; also I wanted
to make him a few belly bands. Hence, the "dress" form.
So! I made arm cut-outs from a longsleeve jersey shirtsleeve. Pulled
it over his head. Then, proceeded to put 8-10" strips of plain ol'
duct tape over the jersey material. Made line up marks over the body,
and cut it off him horizontally. (For a moment there, he looked like a
Space Dog.) The cuff of the shirtsleeve can either be a turtleneck
measurement for the dog garment or where the cap would go to keep in
Pics are available, but I'd need to know where the best place is to
make a picture sharing account.