We have some children with special needs joining our school next week – and I was asked if I would dress two teddies for them. It was felt that if they had their own teddies to cuddle, they’d be more confident about coming to school – and if the teddies were in uniform, that would help the children to wear their school sweatshirts.
I was given two bears and two sweatshirts and I made paper patterns.I thought a tracksuit would be a good idea. Found myself reminiscing that I was just five years old myself when my grandmother taught me how to make a trouser pattern for dolls’ clothes! She was one amazing lady.
I cut out the pieces and sewed them up
They have quite roomy necklines so that they are easy for the children to dress/undress the bears. I do hope these little bears help to make the children feel welcome, and enjoy their new school.
I have certainly enjoyed making the outfits!