I’ve renamed my rabbit Violet Speedwell, I got the name from a Tracy Chevalier book I read recently, I thought she looked like a Violet! Last time you saw her she was just wearing a pair of lacy knickers…
I made her back in October last year, she’s from the book called Luna Lapin, written by Sarah Peel of Cool Crafting in Kendal. There’s three books now as Luna has lots of friends, such as a cat, an otter, a fox…I’ve just bought the kit and pattern for Daisy the sheep on a facebook destash site! They all come with a whole wardrobe of clothes and there’s a lovely facebook community around them too.
My sewing mojo was a little dampened recently, I think I’ve had several big projects all finish at a similar time, I do tend to feel a little lost when that happens! I decided to make Violet a dress.
I chose the Polkadot dress from the first book, there are several styles of dress to choose from but this one looked both pretty and not too complicated!
I chose a purple and blue floral cotton from my quilting stash and a scrap of plain white for the collar. There’s two pockets(a dress has to have pockets for sedition!!) decorated with white ric-rac and the ric-rac is round the sleeves and the hem too. The collar was the most fiddly bit as you can imagine how small the pieces were! I do think it would have been easier to stitch the collar before the back seam was stitched. I added a little broderie anglais trim to the hem and Violets dress was ready for a try on.
Luckily it fits perfectly! Next to make is a wool coat and maybe a pair of leather boots – they’re very demanding these rabbits!