To all you gals out there that sew with "real" fur . . . I certainly have a new respect for you all. Real fur is not easy . . . and vintage fur is an absolute challenge! This little Mink bear is certainly making me work.
The fur is soft and full, but the leather backing splits soooo easily. I have to sew all the seams by hand and make sure the spacing is wide enough to keep each pinhole separate from the next (so it doesn't rip like perforated paper). I also learned quickly that the entire bear needs to be lined on the inside. Rather like making two bears in one.
Anyways . . . the cuteness factor is coming along. I think she will look sweet with a bouquet of vintage flowers.
Those look real . . . . are they?
Well, I had better get back to work ~ Lots to do before she is finished.