My friend Kristine makes memory bears and recently made one from a wedding dress.
The dress was beautiful, but the owner especially wanted the bead and sequin trims saved.
Here’s a better view of some of the trim on the dress:
And here’s the bear coming out of her bag!
After consultation with the owner of the dress, Kristine selected two coordinating shades of upholstery velvet for the bear. Although you may not be able to see it, some of the beads from the dress are bronze/brown and coordinate very well with the velvet colors.
In addition to using much of the trim from the dress, Kristine made the bear a bouquet to carry from some of the roses on the dress.
The owner of the dress was very pleased with her bear, which Kristine made twice as big as her usual memory bears to accommodate the trim successfully. The ears are lined with satin from the bodice of the dress.
I can’t imagine a quilt made from a wedding dress would be very practical, but I think a memory bear is perfect!
If you want more information on how she did this, Kristine says you can contact her:
Kristine Rimmey, email@example.com
That’s a very well-dressed bear!
We think of bears as male, so it was an adjustment to have a bride bear from a dress 🙂
My mind is blown, I’ve never seen this concept before – what a wonderful way to memorialize a beautiful wedding dress without keeping the whole dress! Your friend did an amazing job!
Thanks. The bride was pleased.
Fancy! That’s pretty talented to put that all together. I think the wedding dress from my first marriage (we divorced) went right into the dress-up box. I pulled the tulle out for stuffing a Halloween Costume. The second dress was much simpler, and still hangs in a closet somewhere– whether here or at my daughter’s, I don’t know. Sounds like it’s time for me to clean out!