How to commission a special size

Some breads have strange proportions!  Dachshunds have small tummies and v-e-r-y long backs – the staff group are the opposite- big chests and short middles.  I can make just about any size or shape jumper or coat – all I need is a few measurements – and an idea of your colour choice.

Whether you have in mind what you would like – or you would just like to explore what is possible and find out some costs – I am always happy to answer your questions.  When we have finalised the design you would like – and worked out the size you need – I will email you some colour choices.  I will need payment before I start the work – and I will keep you up to date with progress photos.  Most commissions are completed in about 10 days – it depends on what else I have in work – but I will let you know before I start.  I don’t charge extra for commission work as such – the prices depend on the finished size of the garment and the fabric used.

For a jumper or coat

– I will need the length down the dog’s back – from the back of the neck to wherever you want the garment to finish
– the measurement around the chest – just behind the legs
– and it always helps to have the tummy measurement too


For a collar

I will need an neck measurement

– and if it’s for a Martingale – I will need a head measurement.  Remember to include any ‘big ears’ – spaniels have a particular issue with this



If you are looking for a belly band or season pants

I will need a measurement just in front of their hip bones.



Disabled wear like drag bags, and full body vest and pants will need special attention to make sure everything is as comfortable as possible for the dog so I will need extra measurements –  we need to be touch all through the process.