Saturday, 30 October 2010

Fashionista bear


Firstly thank you so much for the wonderful book suggestions in the comments to my last post - I've so enjoyed finding out more about them on Amazon.

Above is a photo that I took of one of the cats and Zebra-girl's bear in fashionista-mode last week, during our Herbie-watching marathon. The cats loved our unfamiliar sedentary pace of life and happily lolled about on the sofas near us making themselves look as strokeable as possible.


Bear's dress is one that I forgot to blog about when I made it a month or so ago. She is wearing Anna Maria Horner voiles - pastry line dobby for the main dress, a floral print for the bib. It has bound arms and facings front and back...I loved making this on such a minute scale...so much quicker than clothes for grown-ups or even children.


On the day I made it I had been in the middle of cutting the binding for the armholes when the doorbell had rung. When I finally came back into the room it looked almost as if bear had been creating the dress herself and was even covered in thread just like I am when sewing. More recently I writing a piece of editorial for a magazine and so for a whole day my sewing machine was turned off and no fabric was cut and when, at the end of the day I stood up, I found that the room and myself were both threadless and looked just as we had several hours earlier. I realised that the constant mess and cotton debris is something that I do not relish, but which seem to be a permanent feature of my life. There could be many worse things though.

Oh, and the beautiful little yellow cardigan at the top of this post...it is not my knitting, but that of my mother-in-law. We co-ordinated colours when making the components for this outfit...bear seems to have her own dedicated team of wardrobe mistresses - Zebra-girl was delighted.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Florence x

9 comments:

  1. Dear Flossie,
    You look like a younger, prettier, and slimmer Nigella Lawson. I love your blog, and think you are very talented. Good luck with your book.
    Chris

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  2. Lovely Bear fashion! I know exactly what you mean with cotton debris. I have it thrifting through the house and had to stop my son this morning from going out of the door with white cotton hanging from his trouser bottom.

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  3. Lucky bear, she does look stylish.

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  4. What a clever, crafty bear! And so well-dressed, too!

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  5. Argh, that teddy has such great taste! I try to justify the thread and fluff all over my carpet by saying, "It's not dirt, it's only thread." Unfortunately when there's enough it looks quite similar...

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  6. That outfit is fit for a person...but SO cute on the bear...I love yellow dress & wish I had a mother-in-law who knit!

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  7. we have twin cats! My cat Kyrian looks just like your furry friend in your first picture!

    http://mrshayleywood.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am glad it is not just me that has a pile of permanent thread in my work room. To be honest it's not just in my work room. My little boy is constantly picking bits off his clothes, and my fleecy slipper socks are covered too!!!x

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  9. I love fashionable bears, especially when they co-ordinate their outfits.

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Florence x