Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dressing up Bears

I was just nine years old when my mom first allowed me to sit at her sewing machine and try out some straight line stitches. It started as a hobby and I enjoyed the creative opportunities that came with it. I was soon making curtains and table covers and hand kerchiefs. I also began to dress up my dolls. My skills improved enough to enable me to sew my own blouses and skirts. My brothers drew the line when I tried to sew shirts and pants for them! So much for trying to replace the family tailor!

When I seriously started dressing up bears, a whole new world opened up for me. I began to design a variety of clothes for bears of different sizes. My first step was to start a bear collection. To make it easy, I picked soft toys that were at least 18 inches or higher. The next step was the choice of clothes. I wanted to create memories. The Pictures will reveal the variety I have built up.


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Anonymous said...

Teddies are always cute little things and with the dresses they look very very cute..

Anonymous said...

nice little story there on the history of your beginning sewing.. site looks nice.. good color scheme.. will keep checking regularly to let you know what else can be done :)