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It’s been design week here at Gresswell Forest and here is Pronto the prototype bear showing off the pattern I have been nutting out for the last week.
As you can see he has an extremely plump little belly which is the result of much trial and error and a 4 piece pattern with darts and a gathered tummy.

I just adore his crazy little (ok giant) feet and I look forward to trying out trapunto paws with this pattern.

The head shapes lends itself to the bulbous little nose. I’m sure this pattern will stand up to lots of variation.

Now it’s time to dig into the fabric stash and turn prototype into bear!

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