Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Work in Progress for Custom Order 20

For Donna


This is the Family Heirloom full length very very dark brown mink coat.


It is beautiful!


It has wonderful detailing, like these buttons.


The teddies from this coat should be exquisite.


The lining has beautiful velvet ribbon detailing.


I LOVE the buttons! 
They will definitely go home with the teddies to wear.


The only problem with very very dark colored mink is that visually some of the details that I traditionally do on my teddies, like the hand-painting and the black glass eyes, won't be as noticeable. In fact, on these teddies I won't hand paint their faces because you would not be able to see it. 


This is the backside of the pelts and they look to be in great condition.


Hopefully I will be able to find 2 Mother-Daughter sets and 3 - 11 inch teddies hiding in this coat. That is a total of 7 bears. I am not anticipating any problems with finding that many but I won't know for sure until I cut out and then lay out the lining-pattern pieces for all 7 teddies.

Feb 15 UPDATE:


Each teddy requires 31 pattern pieces
I have prepared 217 pattern pieces for all 7 teddies

Next step is to:
 (1) take the coat apart
(2) lay out all of the pattern pieces on the mink pelts
AT THIS POINT I WILL KNOW IF THERE ARE ENOUGH 
USEABLE  PELTS FOR SEVEN TEDDIES
(3) gently glue each pattern piece down

I plan on cutting out and completing one teddy at a time.