I thought it was about time I updated you on my rabbit Work In Progress. It has been a challenge for my sewing skills - both hand sewing and machining and I have taken my time and done some when I felt in the mood to do it. Above, you can see the hat and pantaloons. This was the second hat I had made and it still didn't seem right.
Back view of the rather voluminous pantaloons and hat. I have since decided that I don't like the hat at all so have been searching through various craft books looking for a different pattern. I think I have found one that might work, but I'll let you know!
Then came the dress, in plain blue cotton. I raised the waistline a little from the pattern, as I wanted a sort of Regency feel.
Then the apron, made from my precious puffed sleeve dress material. I had toyed with the idea of make a pinafore-type apron, but in the end, I decided just a little apron would be fine. So, I now have to have a go at the hat and add some hand made lace to either the dress or the apron. Oh, and then there is her face - a bit of a make or break thing, so it has got to be right! Once she is finished, I'll post about her again. Then I would like to make another rabbit, perhaps using a different pattern, so that there are two of them and they won't get lonely! (Really, I wanted to make the inside of the ears in my puffed sleeved dress material, that is the more prosaic reason for making another rabbit!)
Its looking lovely, Ellie, looking forward to seeing the finished rabbit, and the next one.ReplyDelete
Thank you - she is a definite labour of love, but I am enjoying the challenge. I'll work on her a bit more over the weekend and then launch into the next one.
She's coming along beautifully! I always think projects like these can be very fiddly, but you never regret the hours put in when it's complete. xReplyDelete
Thank you for your very encouraging comment. I am hoping to finish her over the next week. She is very fiddly, but I hope the end result will justify the time spent.
She is looking beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I am pleased with her so far and am looking forward to getting her finished.