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DOGUE Patterns

DOGUE Patterns is a project dedicated to keeping dogs safe and helping them find loving homes. Every penny of your purchase (minus the pesky transaction fees) is donated to a group of charities that rescue dogs in need, and help them get adopted. I started this project in honour of my dog Tesla who came to me from the streets of Bucharest in Romania, via a wonderful rescue centre called Teardrops and an amazing website called DogsBlog.

 

I have spent my own money and many hours digitising my vintage pattern collection, so that you can enjoy all of my patterns too, and help a worthy cause in the process.

-Christine

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Our Beneficiaries

DogsBlog-  a remarkably efficient and well made rehoming website that takes all of the digital burden off of shelters and makes it easy for people across the UK to find the right dog for them. The site indexes dogs in shelters all over Europe, and has excellent filters by breed, sex, age, and temperament. DogsBlog makes it very easy for shelters to get their dogs in front of people looking to adopt, and this minimises the time dogs spend in shelters and foster homes before settling with their forever home. The site has rehomed over 64 THOUSAND dogs since it began, and their work multiplies the effectiveness of every pound donated by approximately 20x in shelter costs by getting dogs adopted faster. 

Teardrops Dog Rescue- The dog shelter in Bucharest, Romania, who rescued my dog Tesla from a high kill enclosure. Romania has a huge stray dog problem dating back to cruel policies enforced by its communist past. This rescue group and many others help save dogs like Tesla from being abused and starving in the streets, and they prevent future suffering and overpopulation by spaying and neutering the animals in their care.

How you can help

  1. Buy a pattern - all of the money you spend (minus pesky transaction fees) will be donated to the causes above

  2. Tag us in your makes - Tag our patterns using @doguepatterns and #doguepatterns on instagram so that other people can find and support us

  3. Send in your pics - Not on social media? Send me pictures of the outfits you made with our patterns to be featured on the product pages and our social media profiles to tempt other sewists into buying our patterns too.

  4. Donate or lend us your vintage patterns - If you have a particularly rare or beautiful original vintage pattern that you think people would be interested in, you can get in touch with me and send it to me to trace and convert to a digital A0 pdf. I can then return it back to you or sell it in our online shop at a higher price than the digital pattern, to benefit our dog charities. I can't guarantee I'll be able to do this right away as it's limited by how much time it takes to digitise a pattern, so please email me first, and I'll be back in touch soon.

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