Hi does anyone know where I can get some really good teddy clothing for an old bear. I want a navy colour sailor jacket. The bear is called Horatio so I think he would look great in a sailor jacket. I would make one but I can't get the pattern right.
Hi Jane...are you going to the NEC next week? Because there is usually a lady there who makes teddy clothes...and dolls clothes. I don't know what she's called though.
I had a great book of old style dolls clothes that I used as the basis for some pretty simple patterns...dead easy to make yourself...I got it off Amazon. I have lent it to a friend but there are loads of those sort of books about.
Hi Fran...I missed this, sorry...it's the Complete Dolls Dressmaker...I also have Authentic Victorian Dolls clothes ( not so good) and Miniature Millinery...excellent!!!!
There's also a great cloth doll book with wonderful outfits...they fit bears better...easy peasy patterns...I think it's called Cloth Dolls and Their Clothes....something like that...my mum has it ...I'll check and get back to you!!
I make and design my own clothes for my bears. I brought a book called Custom Dressing Dolls by Helen Hansen. It shows you what measurements to take and how to use these to make your own clothes. Its shows you how to make everything right down to shoes and accessories. It even tells you how to work from a photo. I am a beginner sewer but have had great success with this book. Will post some pictures soon. Hope this helps.
I make my bears' clothing using the drape method with paper towels. Once the bear is completed, I pin paper towels onto him by poking the pins directly into his seam lines (he really doesn't mind) and cut the pattern lines out as I pin, allowing for whatever ease is necessary for the design. Once they are cut out, I take the paper towels off the bear and then sew them together on the machine using a long basing stitch. Then I try the sewn paper towel garment on him again and make any necessary adjustments. Once the garment fits like I want it to, I remove all the stitches and make a real pattern with all the edges soothed out and the seam allowances included. This works for dolls as well. Hope I explained this OK!