These little teddy bears belong to my girls, (big bear belongs to big girl and little bear to little girl). The girls asked me a while ago if I could buy some clothes for the bears, but I decided instead to make them a little outfit for Christmas. I used the left over fabric from the skirts I made in the summer, so big bear got the purple floral liberty fabric and little bear got the pink and red roses.
I measured the bears up and made a little pattern, then cut out the fabric, sewed up the side and legs. After that I sewed around the waist with a lose stitch so that I could pull it together to make pleating.
I cut out a bit of purple fabric to make straps and edging, I made the edging piece longer then the waist so it can be tied in bow at the back.
The last thing I did was sew some pipers onto the straps and it was done. I made the same for little bear, only smaller and I bought some edging as I didn't have any red fabric. Little girl can't tie bows yet so her bear got a button instead. I made them both a matching head band by sewing up a long peace of fabric to tie in a bow around the head.