Prepare to be surprised - in fact, are you sitting down? I have finally finished the rabbit I was making! It feels like I have been working on her for years, even though it is about two months or so. At last, her face has been added and she is done. Hoorah!
As you know, I found the 'Tilda' pattern quite fiddly and I also needed to do some judicious amending to the dress pattern. The hat finally fits her and took me five attempts to get right, but I am pleased with the end result.
I added some vintage lace around the bottom of her dress and it does lift the whole outfit I think.
I hope she has a serene and pleasant expression - that was the plan when I was sewing! Now she needs a friend who is going to be wearing a dress made from the left over pink silk from my wedding dress bodice. I am going to use the 'Sugar Bunny' pattern by Helen Philipps, which is a little larger and see how I get on with that. What do you think - will I be any quicker with the next one? (Somehow, I doubt it.)
I was looking through Mum's photo albums and found the only colour picture (from 1972) of me in my puffed sleeve dress - the material of which started this rabbit construction project in the first place. Granny is behind me and my eldest sister is sitting on the grass with Tina, the Yorkshire Terrier. It was a bright and sunny day which is why the details are a little washed out, but I do look incredibly pleased with myself, don't I? (I may have a go with Photoshop and see whether adjusting the brightness/contrast/colours will help. If so, I'll post the updated version too.)