Clothes for George

George has finally got a set of clothes…

Luna Lapin - Archie

George is my first attempt at making a Luna Lapin rabbit, the patterns are all in a lovely book by Sarah Peel called Making Luna Lapin. He’s all hand-stitched apart from the ears. As this is a Christening present for my great nephew I’m making an ‘Archie’, Luna’s little brother. The rabbit pattern is exactly the same for both, but there is a complete set of clothes for Archie.

The clothes are wonderful, they are traditionally made clothes, just tiny! They’re stitched on the machine with a 1/4″ seam. The shirt has a lined yoke with a box pleat on the back, a neat little collar and a set of working buttonholes – I didn’t know my machine could make such tiny buttonholes! I had some 6mm mother of pearl buttons, vintage style, they worked perfectly.

Luna Lapin - Archie

The waistcoat is lined with a cute rabbit fabric I had left over from making a baby quilt (for the same baby!) I turned the buttons over for this one to make brownish buttons.

Luna Lapin - Archie

The trousers have a hole in the back seam for his tail, I made the tail last night, I had to buy a whole ball of wool just to make one pompom, I made it how I used to make them as a child, with two circles cut out of a cereal packet with a hole in the middle. It came out about 2″ round, so I then gave it a major haircut, shaping it to more of a scut shape. I’m still not 100% sure about his tail, but it’s stitched on and it’s staying.

Luna Lapin - Archie

I think he looks rather dapper!

Luna Lapin - Archie

By the way, before any one gets worried, I will be telling the parents that he can’t play with George until he’s older due to all the buttons!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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17 Responses to Clothes for George

  1. katechiconi says:

    He looks extremely handsome; I like the lining detail.

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  2. OK ~ now this is way to cute! Awesome job on the clothing!

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  3. suth2 says:

    What a beautiful work of art. This will be a long treasured gift.

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  4. Laura says:

    Super cute! And what an excellent tailor you are…the outfit looks fantastic! πŸ™‚

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    George is indeed looking dapper! I love his tail!

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  6. Deb says:

    Handsome fella!πŸ˜„

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  7. Gail says:

    Very cute! He will make a great addition to the nursery decor!

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  8. anne54 says:

    Awww, George is divine, such a dapper chappie, with his little waistcoat, and a hole for his cute tail!

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  9. tialys says:

    Aww! All those tiny clothes and so detailed.
    I love his tail, don’t change it.

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  10. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh my goodness , he is wonderful. I love the attention to detail.

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  11. Sam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous present Margaret, I’m sure it will be treasured. I can’t imagine sewing a collar on such a small scale, it’s hard enough full sized!

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  12. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Adorable! Perhaps, for a bit, George will visit his for-real parents in between wardrobe fittings? I have a hunch there might be some addiction on both sides . . . 😘
    PS/Agree that cute tail stays!

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  13. Shasta says:

    He is such a handsome bunny with the most exquisite clothes!

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  14. lovelucie1 says:

    Fabulous! I chickened out with my waistcoat buttonholes. I used snaps. I had no idea my machine might be able to make them that small!

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  15. claire93 says:

    George is looking so smart! Love the fabric for waist coast lining ^^

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  16. Anne says:

    Fabulous!

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  17. magpiesue says:

    He’s perfect! What an heirloom.

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