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!