My daughter says her biggest wish for Christmas is a Bichon Frisé "bear" and of course she expects me to be able to make her one......Since she is my biggest (and only! ) fan when it comes to bear making, I haven't found the courage to tell her that I might not be able to make her one :redface: She is only 9 years old and thinks I can do ANYTHING and I would love to stay up on my pedestal until she reaches her teens and by then thinks I'm an idiot no matter what I do! :crackup:
I don't make my own patterns yet - I'm working on a bear pattern but its my first and I think starting out with a dog pattern would be too difficult.
I have searched the Internet for Bichon-patterns but all I can find is a poodle pattern - and a poodle is not a Bichon even though most people ask when we walk our Bichon pup, Amy, if she is a poodle with an alternative hair cut!
Does anyone know where I can find a Bichon-pattern?
HI Tina, there are no bichon patterns that I know of, but Lisa Pay makes a great poodle pattern that you might be able to adapt into a bichon....some alternatives you could do would be to make the center head gusset out of a curly kid mohair that could be brushed a la bichon, and use a straigher mohair for the muzzle that could then be trimmed like a bichon. you could change the tail design as well although I can't remember if they are different or not....the poodle pattern is more than likely the basic shape you need, but you can make it look like a totally different dog just by the use of different fabrics. Hope this helps.
Marilyn Jenson of Springtime Designs has in the past sold dog patterns and she has a Bichon Frise on her web site now.
You might e-mail her to see about her pattern and if you can buy it. Here is her e-mail
Hope this helps
http://www.zianet.com/springtime/index.html Her web site url
I will contact Marilyn Jenson, Gail - maybe she has a pattern she would sell me....The bichon on her site is so cute and exactly what I am looking for. If not, I will buy the Sugar pattern from Lisa Pay (a poodle) and see if i can change it. A Bichon has a shorter muzzle and body than a poodle and the tail is different too but apart from that they are very much alike.
Now I know what to do the next couple of months!
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