Monday, December 16, 2013
A very purple bear
There was also supposed to be a necktie to use for ears, foot pads and bow tie, but the customer's kids got sick and she lost track of time, so I volunteered to find something to coordinate. I think this pinwale corduroy works nicely - any man who would wear such a glorious purple sweater isn't likely to object to a little paisley.
The downside is cashmere doesn't felt like wool, so even after two trips through a hot dryer, it stubbornly stayed fluffy and cashmere-feeling. I ended up using a light interfacing to stabilize the fabric so that the bear kept its shape. It's still softer and a little less "shapely" than my usual bear, but it feels amazing.
This little guy got sent off today -- for some reason, two day priority mail with USPS is guaranteed to get there within four days. I'm assuming if I asked for four day delivery, it would take a week. Happy holidays.