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Ostari Couture specializes in creating custom handcrafted wearable art. If you would like a one of a kind garment, or look or need a dress Alteration/ hemmed please contact Kari.


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Fort Wayne IN

Ostari Couture Critters

handcrafted and sewn plush animal toys

Mamma & Baby Humpback Whales

I first started creating these humpback whales as a gift for a friend's daughter. It was her 1st birthday and I wanted to give her something unique and memorable. I decided to recycle a pair of my boyfriends old jeans and drafted out a pattern. As I started sewing the whales they began to take on a whole new meaning for me. I've always been fascinated by nature, I used to live in North Carolina and I loved walking along the beach and swimming in the ocean.

My hope is to enlighten people and children about the importance of wildlife and the beauties our oceans house , while also recycling and finding ways to re-purpose material that would otherwise be thrown away. 

These whales are perfect for all ages including baby arrivals,  young children and even adults. 

I designed them to have multiple purposes. The whales can function as a baby mobile for a newborn.  Then once the child turns one, the parents can gift the whales as their first present.

 For the nautical lovers the whales can serve as more decorative & entertaining. Being hung in the household as art  decor.


We all have lost a loved one in our lives at one point or another. Its a natural part of life, not always the easiest to move on from however we never lose them completely.

For a more sentimental option please send me your loved ones favorite denim and I will make a special custom whale or whales for you to always have a part of them with you.


 Daddy Sea Horse & Babies

The Second addition to Ostari Couture Critters, inspired by Dancing Lovers, one of my earliest oil paintings I created, helped inspire these guys. Animals are magnificent creatures!  The mamma seahorse transfers her eggs into the daddy's pouch to house them and once they are a little bit developed he gives live birth! 


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