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WVU Mountaineer

 I was asked to do a custom made West Virginia University mountaineer by my Dad as a present for a friend who now lives in WV.  He didn't want just any representation but a likeness to a vintage illustration he had.  I couldn't stop laughing at how laid back the mountaineer in the image was.  Not a care in the world.  So, as always, I began sketching and hunting down fabrics in my studio.



I came across an old WVU shirt that use to be my Dad's and thought it was perfect for overalls.  I wanted the fingers and toes to be separate so I used thin t-shirt fabric.  It turned out to be too thin so I ended up using a thicker white t-shirt for the body and kept the fingers together with a separate thumb so he can show off his suspender straps. 
The shirt is a yellow raw silk sample, the beard and hair is brown cordouroy and the hat is black felt.
Tada!  My fun, laid back mountainner.  If you are interested in a custom order, please e-mail me m8knf8ces3@yahoo.com  You can also purchase one of my creations at my Etsy shops, creationsbyjdb and fuffalumps