Using a soft measuring tape, measure around your pet in three places:
1 Around the lower neck
2. around the chest where its the deepest
3. Length from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
If we are making a dress and your dog is short, measure from the top of the hip to the floor so we can adjust the skirt to prevent it from hanging too low.
If we are making a garment that goes all the way down the dog's back and your dog has a narrow waist, like a hound, measure around the waist in front of the hind legs.
If you do not have a soft measuring tape, use a string and then hold the string against a yardstick or metal measuring tape. Trying to measure with a metal tape, unless you have a large dog, will not give you an accurate measure.