The well dressed rabbit I made for my daughter for Christmas has gone to her new home. She was made from the patterns in the Luna Lapin books by Sarah Peel of Cool Crafting in Kendal. She has a reversible sailor dress made from Liberty tana lawn and a dark blue wool coat, looking suitably respectable…so long as the wind didn’t blow her skirt up as I didn’t have chance to make her any undies during the busy run up to Christmas! The phrase ‘fur coat and no knickers’ comes to mind…
Well I’m sure you’ll all be relieved to hear her modesty will remain intact whatever the weather as she now has a pretty pair of French knickers. The cotton is trimmings from a nightdress I shortened for someone at work, it already had a lace trim so it was an easy job to stitch an inside leg, a gusset and then the elastic casing.
I even remembered to leave a hole in the back seam for her white fluffy scud…
I think Little Miss Rabbit is feeling a lot happier now she is fully dressed.
I’ve made five rabbits and one mouse from Sarah’s books, they are a delight to make and I love the detail in the various outfits too. I usually hand-stitch the rabbits and machine stitch their clothes but you could make them either way. If you fancy having a go just follow the link above. I can also recommend the Luna Lapin page on facebook, it’s very friendly and supportive – some people have made dozens of them! There’s lots of different animals too now, I’ve a kit in my stash to make a sheep, the otter is very cute as is the polar bear and the latest pattern release of a donkey looks gorgeous too.
Sounds like you are going to be busy! They are amazing.
All your rabbits are gorgeous Margaret.
I treated myself to the Cool Crafting Christmas Surprise this year which was the donkey and I’ve just finished him in his little bathing suit. I posted a picture of him (and his big hips) on the FB page yesterday but I will have to do a blog post soon as he, the highland cow and the pig have all been fun to make,
I love the little knickers you’ve made – I suppose there is an upside to doing alterations for people after all.
She is just precious! Hugs,
love the French knickers!
Really good job.
Very dear to those who receive them.
The one in proper nursing uniform is the most poignant.
QUARANC would be a lovely development of this
Oh how beautiful! Love the frilly knickers!
So gorgeous. I bought the book and showed my granddaughter. She didn’t like them, I was so sad 😔 I will have to make one for myself one day.
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I looked at one in the Cool Crafting window for months thinking I’m too old to have a cuddly rabbit! In the end I succumbed and made myself one!
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