A Christmas Dress for Violet

The theme for the fourth round of the Great British Sewing Bunny was patchwork. Right up my street you might have thought but I was surprisingly uninspired, I nearly didn’t enter, I think I was overthinking it a bit, patchwork takes a lot of time and I think the thought of trying to make something in three hours put the dampener on things.

Whilst I was rummaging through one of my scrap boxes for something else I found a patchwork piece which was left over from a project last Christmas. It was the leftover jelly rolls stitched in rows, it was quite striking in red, green and gold. I effectively had a piece of fabric.

I decided to make Violet a Christmas dress. I cut two lengths of the ‘fabric’ to make the skirt and then cut the bodice from the leftover bits. I used another Christmas cotton for the lining.

It went together pretty quickly. I found another length of gold jelly roll so I used that to make the bottom of the skirt. I used a press stud to close at the back.

I made a sash by pleating some wide satin ribbon and then tied it with a big bow on the back. I still had a bit of time left so I made red necklace and bracelet and tied a ribbon in her hair.

Each week two entries are chosen for the maker to be in the final. I’ve managed to enter three out of four categories I didn’t win any of the rounds but I had a great time making them. I found it helpful to have the time limit of three hours for machine stitching and six hours for hand-stitching, I knew I didn’t have to spend hours making the perfect outfit. The finalists will now be sent a parcel of fabric to make something out of for Luna or one of her friends.

These were my three entries

Those of us who entered three or four times without winning are getting a voucher for Cool Crafting, I think this is a nice touch and a lovely surprise, I’m sure I can find something nice to buy on their website 🙂

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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10 Responses to A Christmas Dress for Violet

  1. claire93 says:

    how nice that you’ll be getting a voucher for entering ^^ but especially nice that Violet has some new outfits!

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  2. Sharon says:

    All these outfits are winners to me! Violet will be the best dressed this coming Christmas 🙂 Love the jewelry too!

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  3. Ruth E Price says:

    I just love that bunny! I’m very glad she got to leave her uniform off at Christmas and put on her beautiful frock.
    I look forward to more adventures of dear Violet.

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  4. So sweet but I love the nurse outfit the best of course 🙂

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  5. Jane M says:

    Definitely the best dressed bunny, all your outfits are gorgeous.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. tialys says:

    I love the Christmas dress and the bow is one Esme would adore – shame she wasn’t a judge

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    Violet is one well dressed rabbit! The Christmas dress is wonderful, but I do love that nurse’s outfit!

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  8. Amanda says:

    So cute! I bet she’s pleased with the party frock.
    My Luna book has disappeared again so not going to be made any time soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. saree says:

    Lovely dressed bunny!!!

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