I measured the bears up and made a little pattern, then cut out the fabric, sewed up the side and legs. After that I sewed around the waist with a lose stitch so that I could pull it together to make pleating.I cut out a bit of purple fabric to make straps and edging, I made the edging piece longer then the waist so it can be tied in bow at the back.
The last thing I did was sew some pipers onto the straps and it was done.
I made the same for little bear, only smaller and I bought some edging as I didn't have any red fabric. Little girl can't tie bows yet so her bear got a button instead.
I made them both a matching head band by sewing up a long peace of fabric to tie in a bow around the head.
Happy smiley bears…..
and happy smily girls in their matching skirts.