Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beary Nice Clothes

I am going to a work lunch next week with a friend. We were told to bring dressed bears to the lunch, along with wrapped snacks, to be donated to charity. The bears are going to be judged on 'creativity' and 'best profession'. She provided the two bears. I figured I would dress them. I spent almost 5 hours today creating costumes for said bears. I decided our bears will be surgeons. Heart surgeons, since the bears are destined to be donated to children who've experienced abusive situations. I draped the pattern... then I made the surgeons masks of linen and elastic. And I embroidered onto the garments using my machine. The final garment was blue cotton. This was a case of "this is a quick project", becoming more complicated than the end result would indicate. The embroidery was the hardest part, since I hardly ever use my machine, which is an Artista 170 (Bernina), from 2000, to do embroidery. Lots of quirks to work out. But, I finally got there!

7 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Barbara - these are adorable!

gwensews said...

Those are the cutest! You did a good thing, from the heart!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Super cute! Worth all of the effort :)

meredithp said...

Very cute!

Bridget said...

What a great idea! The finished bear outfits look great.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So cute! I love the surgeon mask iea.

Todd said...

Barbara, thanks so much for all of your efforts on this project. They were the most creative and professionally dressed!