SofiandFriends

FUNtastic Sewing Patterns for Little Dogs

Spokane, Washington · 12186 Sales

SofiandFriends

FUNtastic Sewing Patterns for Little Dogs

Spokane, Washington 12186 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Terri

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Announcement   Welcome! Check out the Specials section where you can purchase 3 patterns for $21 - that's 15% savings! Pattern Bundles are available for almost 30% and 40% off (several sizes of the same pattern). Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SofiandFriends to keep up on new patterns and current sales. Thanks for stopping by :)

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2017

Welcome! Check out the Specials section where you can purchase 3 patterns for $21 - that's 15% savings! Pattern Bundles are available for almost 30% and 40% off (several sizes of the same pattern). Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SofiandFriends to keep up on new patterns and current sales. Thanks for stopping by :)

Terri

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Terri

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A little Yorkie inspired me to turn my passion into a business...

Sofi was a tiny 1 ½ pound bundle of Yorkie energy when she came into my life in August of 2009. I had wanted a little companion for several years and the timing was finally right. The remainder of that summer was spent learning to potty train Sofi – I was as new to the process as she was! Book after book repeated the difficulty of potty training toy breeds but I hoped to accomplish it before winter set in. Winter came and I found myself outside in the freezing cold with Sofi shivering at my side. I set out to find a tiny coat to keep Sofi warm during our frequent outdoor potty sessions and after a disappointing search decided to make one myself. A simple fleece jacket was designed and made in three different sizes that winter. She was growing so fast! Then jackets were made for my son’s little dogs and dresses soon followed. My kids urged me to make and sell the dog clothes but it just wasn’t the right fit. I loved making dog clothes but the fun part was creating the patterns! I had worked 20+ years in the design industry specializing in kitchen design – design was my passion. So I transferred my dog clothes designs from paper to computer and Sofi & Friends was born.

I love the challenge of working with a concept for a new outfit, drawing it in the computer, printing it, selecting the fabric and cutting it out before finally sewing it together. Several prototypes are made before the final pattern is perfected. As the final outfit is sewn, photos are taken during each sewing step in preparation for creating the pattern instructions. Cutting layouts, necessary fabric yardage and alteration instructions are added as well as photos of Sofi in her new clothes. I get such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction when a new pattern is finished and I feel like celebrating!

I hope you enjoy browsing my pattern selections as much as I enjoy making them and I look forward to seeing photos of your little creations!
P.S. Sofi was potty trained before summer arrived :)

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  • Terri

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Expediter, Dreamer

    I have loved creating and sewing my entire life. This shop has given me the opportunity to express that part of myself.

  • Cooper, Maddy & Sofi

    Super Models

    Cooper, Maddy and Sofi are the super models for the clothes and patterns made.

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2016
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You may sell your garments (made from my patterns) at local craft bazaars or online with Etsy, Ebay, etc. No mass commercial production is allowed and patterns may not be reproduced or re-sold in any form.

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