I had so much fun making this pretty bear's outfit that I can't wait to do the next one!! His name is Sweet Willem and he is 12 inches tall and has an inset alpaca muzzle in gold contrasting beautifully with the hand dyed chestnut shaded wavy mohair which I used for his head and body.
He has wired arms and legs and is quite a chunky bear. I made him a lovely pair of leather boots with cord laces and a leather bag trimmed with a vintage shell button. I made him a 50s style swing back coat in grey houndstooth tweed which is 100% wool.
He stands nicely when balanced and poses sweetly when sitting too!
This bear harks back to my original designs and I have taken great inspiration from him and intend to do more such bears very soon!
SWEET WILLEM has now been adopted...thanks