Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

WIP ... companion dog

This is a continuation of Custom Order #4 for Debbie
I completed teddy #3639 and I am now making a companion dog
(Debbie requested a dog long before I decided to 
restrict my Custom Orders to Teddy Bears only)

I will be using my favorite puppy pattern in just a slightly larger size.

Debbie send me a full length coat so I have lots and lots of mink to work with.
For her teddy I just cut the pattern from the back of the coat and there were some thicker pelts
that were rather difficult to hand sew though.
But I was pleasantly surprised when I cut off the sleeves of the coat when I was looking
for thinner pelts for the dog pattern ... I found the perfect pelts in the sleeves:

Do you see the difference?
Instead of a lot of little strips of mink pelts sewn together
The sleeves are full pelts!
So much easier to hand-sew.