fancy teddy bear I made for my daughter? Well, I ran across some fabric I had and remembered that I'd wanted to make my daughter an Elsa (Frozen) like doll but had never gotten around to it. So, I thought it might be fun to make her an Elsa-like dress for her teddy bear instead.
Boy was this dress a pain.
I simply double sandwiched the two fabrics together, sewed them together and then went about my merry way using the "new fabric" as my fabric for the dress. It worked alright overall...just dealing with the fabrics was kind of a pain.
After I had the fabric cut and sewed together I used elastic around the top of the dress so that my daughter could simply pull the dress on and off the bear. Since this made a glorified tube (since it's a teddy bear and doesn't really have much of a form to speak of), I hand sewed a piece of ribbon loosely into the front of the dress. I secured one end of the ribbon down at the side seam for the dress, leaving plenty of extra ribbon on the end to use for the tie on one side. I then used a really huge straight stitch along the front the dress and when I felt that I had it pretty much lined up right along the front I tied a couple of knots in the ribbon to make sure it wouldn't get sucked into the dress very easy (kind of like the idea of sweatshirt ties and the knots that are in them so they stay put a bit better). Then I just pulled the one side that wasn't secured to the dress to gather the front of the dress and tied the ribbon in place in the back of the dress. It actually worked rather well.
I did two snowflakes and quit as I was worried about doing too much structural messing with the tulle, but I thought it turned out alright.
Total Cost to Make Gift: Nothing as I had all the materials in my stores.
Total Time to Make Gift: Four hours.