Sunday, November 1, 2015
Grandpa Bears, Again
I was contacted recently by that same man's daughter. It was her niece last year who had the bears done, and now this woman wants a set of 4 for her grandchildren, and she showed up recently with 3 more jackets, a bag of ties, a monogrammed shirt and 2 caps for me to play with.
He was a seriously well-dressed man, I'll say that. It's such a privilege to work with nice menswear fabrics, even if I do feel like a criminal taking these garments apart.
On the other hand, it's like a tailoring lesson in reverse, pulling apart a jacket and looking at the stitching, chest pad, shoulder pads and all the other intricate things that go into making a piece look effortless.
In a good way. Mostly.
So there are either going to be four or six bears out of this lot. We started with a four bear order, but she said if there was enough fabric, we could take it to six.
I think there's enough fabric here to make a small bear army, but six seems like plenty.
Some things are just too good to destroy, even in the name of teddy bears.