Three talented testers helped me to get the pattern this far. I loved seeing the photos of their work popping up on my instagram feed and realising that my crazy supersized the pattern really did work.
Amy was the first person to finish the pattern. She used Pat Bravo's Carnaby Street fabrics. Her bear is a pretty funky bear don't you think!?
I had lots of fun choosing the fabrics and took full advantage of the possibility to fussy cut that this big pattern afforded me.
He's very different to everything that I've sewn before but I love him. There is nothing quite like breaking your own self imposed and breaking out of the mould.
Michelle chose to use her precious Umbrella prints fabrics for her bear. After the loud and fun fabrics used by myself and Amy, it was great to see how well the pattern works with a more subdued colour pallet.
The final tester to have a go at the bear pattern was Adrianne, she had the great idea to turn the bear into a polar bear by using a combination of low volume fabrics. It was no mean feat to create a bear where all the features can easily be recognised, but I think Adrianne pulled it off amazingly well.