Rabbit Report #14 -Peter's Jacket
I'm down to just a few more rabbit headpieces and Peter's jacket. I waited on the jacket because I knew it would be more complicated to construct than the rest of the costumes. The pattern I will be using is this one from Patrones (which really is the matching jacket for the trousers), minus all the bells and whistles, of course:
I wanted something double breasted and this pattern is perfect! I have four large silver colored buttons for the front of the jacket. (I just realized I don't have a photos of the buttons for today. You'll see them eventually, sorry!) The buttons are important to the costume because they get caught in Mr. McGregor's net and cause poor Peter to have to leave the coat behind in order to escape from the net. The buttons and buttonholes will not be functional, only decorative. I will use velcro under the buttons as the closure to the coat. This will make it easier for Peter to open the coat and get out of it since he'll have only paws and not human hands.
I will not be making the three welt pockets, either. Costume, not couture. I will do some pocket flaps just for decoration, but no real pockets. I'm not sure about that lapel yet, either. It might get modified before this is all done. I plan to use some quicker tailoring methods with fusible interfacing and machine stitched hems. The coat will still need a lining as it needs to slip off easily to when Peter is stuck in the net.
The jacket is cut out, I just need to get it put together! My goal is to deliver the costumes Tuesday afternoon when I go to rehearsal.
A few quick Q/A's, I apologize for not doing these properly, but I'll give you the quick answers for today. I've been asked if I am doing a SWAP this year. No, I am not. No one in the house needs an their wardrobe started from scratch and the rabbits have taken much of my time this winter. I've also been asked if I would show photos of the rabbits in costume. I'm not sure about this right now. These are other people's children. While obviously I have no problem showing you photos of my own children, I am certainly not comfortable sharing photos of other people's children even in costume with the faces smudged without permission. I'm not sure if I want to do that. I will have my daughter and son dress up in the costumes so that you can get an idea of what a full costume will look like.
Parting Shot: Sock Blockers. I got my sock blockers today and am very pleased with them! They're acrylic and much better than anything I could have bought locally at my yarn shop for the same amount of money.
They have the SevenYaks logo and Esty shop URL:
Those numbered holes? Those are needle gauges to help you figure out what size needles you have. Not all knitting needles are marked. I have (well, had) several pair of double pointed needles that I didn't know the size of. I had a pretty good idea, but now know exactly what size they are. These are numbered for US sized needles, but the shop announcements say that there is a metric version in the works for those of you not sure of the US to metric size needle conversions or who use metric exclusively.