I took a little break from making dolls and thought about teddy bears. I’ve only ever made a couple so wasn’t too sure how this would go. I have supplies (what good doll/teddy maker doesn’t), but just haven’t touched them for a while.
So this is Fifi, a Monica Spicer design. You can find Monica’s patterns HERE. She told me she’s getting ready to move, but over the next few months, she plans to upload a lot more of her designs, so check back. I might give myself a treat sometime to buy one of her Elegant Ladies Patterns….. Love the details.
She’s 8” tall when sitting.
Although it doesn’t show in the pictures, the print of her skirt, has fairies on it. The daisies are a Venice lace. I tried a bunch of different tie options for around her head, then finally decided to cut a strip of the skirt fabric. Then it finally came together what I should use for her head piece.
Her trousers, which also become the bodice at the front, are made with a royal purple velvet.
On the front, I added these turquoise ribbon roses and a little fuchsia coloured bead in the center to help tie colours together from the skirt.
Finally, her shoes. I love these little sneakers (aka..key ring shoes). Please don’t tell her she’s wearing two right feet. She won’t even know unless she attempts to stand up and walk. On the plus side, maybe she’ll be so excited about her purple sneakers, she’ll just continue to look at them… ;o))