This is a lovely photo of Marian Earle . . . taken about 75 years ago. Marian passed away last summer at the age of 96. Her family misses her dearly, especially her daughter Dianne. I was asked to make a Teddy Bear from Marian's Mink Stole, as a special Christmas Gift for Dianne.
Here is a before picture of Marian's Coat
The Bear started to take shape nicely.
I was hoping for a very sweet teddy bear.
I wanted her to be very feminine and pretty. I gave her an Irish Crochet Collar and a silk bow (from the lining of the coat).
I added a purple velvet flower ~ Vintage Millinery and gave her pretty light green eyes.
I sewed the label from within the coat to the back of the silk bow.
Ms. Bear had a quick photo shoot before I mailed her ~ the package arrived on Christmas Eve.