My name is Ginger, and I began sketching and designing fashion styles when I was 5 years old, just like my mother and grandmother. Stick pins and lovely tan tissue paper were my favorite play items ...
My name is Ginger, and I began sketching and designing fashion styles when I was 5 years old, just like my mother and grandmother. Stick pins and lovely tan tissue paper were my favorite play items as a little brown haired girl, and still are today!
Some ladies dream of Prince Charming, but I dream of a dressmaker form on a stand.
From haute couture to pattern design, I truly love dressmaking and bearmaking.
Hugs, Ginger Stockwell
I love the history of the teddy bear. This classic bear design is an artist rendition of the 1902 Ideal Toy Co. teddy bear by Rose Michtom.
Pattern Instructions and template guide (bear parts):
Included are precise and detailed written directions, step by step through the entire bear making process: from pattern cutting to sewing to finishing. Also included are my "tips" throughout the pattern which I have learned from sources as Rotraud Ilisch of Germany, Linda S. Mead of Spare Bear Parts, and from years of creating my own bear patterns.
PDF file: 14 pages
Cover with color image
5 pages of instructions
Antiquing The Bear
Caring for Your Bear
3 pages of bear part templates and layout guide