Then on the last day of school before Christmas break Lucy came home with a present from her teacher....a cute little bear she named Twinkles (courtesy of IKEA)
Now, Lucy's never been into dolls. She's definitely a small figurines kind of girl. So I thought the bear was adorable but didn't think she'd actually play with it.
And then it all clicked. I needed to sew clothes for Twinkles! And I needed to wrap them all up in the pretty gold suitcase! Perfecto. So for the last 3 nights leading up to Christmas, I waited til she went to bed, grabbed her bear (which was sleeping next to her in bed) and started sewing.
First a little dress with....yep...1/4 inch bias tape. There's always a need for bias tape.
I stuck with very basic clothing construction. Like basic pants (with tons of room in the bum for a bear tail), a simple skirt, an oversized bow, and a basic shirt that velcro in the back. Then I added puffed sleeves and made a tiny pair a shoes.
and a gray heart sweatshirt with raw hems and puffed shoulders.
Then she couldn't wait to share the news with her class. She even took her to school today dressed in the pink satin dress....and reported back this afternoon that now all the kids in her class would like bear clothes. Hmmm. Noted