Meet Alexander – the first Honeythorpe bear for 2009 (yes, I know it’s May already!).
Alexander was created from my favourite vintage velvet. A warm caramel colour, this velvet has a matte finish and is sooo soft to the touch, helping give Alexander his baby bear appearance.
Alexander measures a tad under two inches tall when standing. He has rounded limbs and a chubby tummy. His nose and claws are stitched from dark brown cotton. Alexander wears no adornment as I think he is perfectly sweet without it.
Alexander is available from the website .
A few weeks ago, I showed a preview of an A-line dress with inverted pleat. That dress needed a few pattern tweaks and sat on my sewing table unfinished for longer than it should have. Adjustments are all done and a couple of these dresses are now available in my etsy store
The dress is mini length and works well over tights or even over trousers. The inverted pleat gives it a nice shape and I deliberately lined it in the bodice only, so it would retain the triangular shape at the bottom.
Prices start on these dresses at just $12 depending on the amount of trim I add. I think they look best in retro style fabrics. I’m especially fond of this teal and green number.
Cate, my French Trench Blythe has become my go-to girl for photographing these dresses – there’s something about her bed-head hair and slightly sassy attitude that makes her look the best in them. She does tend to look incredibly smug though!
This one is sold – I think it’s one of my favourite dresses I’ve ever made. I wasted a bit of fabric fussy-cutting so that the little piggy was centred in the pleat, but it was totally worth it. I think I am going to have to try and hunt down some more of this fabric.
Another that has sold – more Japanese fabrics – retro mushrooms which at that scale give the dress a nice retro 60s look.
I’ve added a couple more dresses to the etsy shop. I was halfway through a listing when the store went down for maintenance. That’s the joys of living at the end of the earth and being awake when the larger part of the world is sleeping! Same things happen at work with our databases…that’s not fun at all.
I still have to finish the new design so these are some more of the empire and party dresses.
How cute is this eiffel tower dress!
Looking pretty in a dusky floral
and back to her surly self
Hopefully I’ll add the rest of the dresses in the next 24 hours.
…finally!! Only a couple of months later than intended but hey we finally got there.
I’ve uploaded 6 little dresses into the Etsy store and should have a few more to add over the following weeks. Today was super sunny so photos aren’t great – it’s hard to avoid the glare of their foreheads!!