|I love the reddish brown undercoat!|
This will be more obvious when I trim the teddy's muzzle ... they should be amazing teddies!
|Dawn included a brown mink collar but there is no place where I can use it with the black teddies.|
|Look at the wonderful sheen of the fur.|
|This is what the inside of the pelts look like after I removed the lining.|
|I could tell that there was not enough pelt for me to "find" 3 of my 11 inch teddies|
so I cut out patterns for my 9 inch teddies
|I had JUST enough pelt for 3 9inch teddies ... with not much reserve for error ... so I need to keep my fingers crossed that I don't need to recut pattern pieces.|
Well now it is time to start cutting ....
|Pattern pieces cut out for 3 teddy bears|
|I counted 96 pattern pieces!|
|Now I have to trim away the outside edges of EACH piece before I can start sewing ...|
this will take awhile ....
|This little mountain of sewn together pattern pieces will eventually become three adorable mink teddy bears!|
- turning pattern pieces
- making and inserting wire armatures
- stuffing and closing
- and my favorite part: scissor sculpting and finishing the head
|The three teddy bodies are ready and waiting for their heads.|
|I used the Pattern #2 (that can sit puppy-style).|
|I always try to use the stole lining for the paw pads ... this stole had very decorative lining.|
|Yes !!!!! I knew this mink would make beautiful heads! This is the first one and I still have to do the detailing on the head but look how wonderful the face is with the undercoat of the mink being a lovely reddish brown. I love it!!!|