Earlier in December, I was commissioned to make 4 memory bears for a very special lady. Her mother passed and wanted to use her clothes as the bears. The polyester fabric was less than desirable for making a bear, but me, being me, was determined to make it work. I wasn’t going to let her down! I backed each piece of fabric with cotton broadcloth to give the poly durability without stretching or tearing. It was perfect!
Here are some of her favorite dresses as sent to me:
I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them to make these bears fun and fresh all while remembering her mom, forever. I am incredibly honored that humbled that I was able to transform her dresses into these adorable bears. Enjoy!