Rabbit Report #16
Peter's Coat and Shoes - Done!
I finished Peter's coat and shoes before leaving for rehearsal today!
Once the lining and coat were joined along the front and collar edges, turned and pressed, all the remained was the hems and buttons.
The buttons are not functional - you can see the velcro inside to help keep the jacket closed and make it easier to remove.
Here are the rabbit shoes:
They're really nothing exciting, and actually are slippers of the same fabric as the coat with that really stiff fusible Pellon in the soles made from Simplicity 3935:
I just made sure they were large enough to be worn over shoes and rabbit feet and that they could slip off during the garden scene.
That means I'm done but not done, if that makes sense. I'm done making rabbit costumes, but I'm not done *fitting* rabbit costumes. I took all the costumes to rehearsal today, and as I suspected, I will need to tweak the fit of all the rabbit headpieces. I knew about that, so tomorrow I will get to work on those. I'll see how they look at Thursday's rehearsal with the changes. I hope to bring home a few costumes on Thursday so that you can see how everything looks put together.
Now I can work on other, more exciting things! I need to make my daughter's Easter dress and then I'm going to make myself a new vintage dress for my luncheon lecture in April, since I'll be the one speaking. After that, I'll be working on church dresses for my daughter - the patterns are in and fabric is on the way! (More about the patterns below.)
Parting Shot: Simplicity 4419, c. 1953. It seems that my daughter likes vintage patterns, too. I bought some for her for summer church dresses, so over the next few days I'll show you those. The one below is the only one I didn't buy in her size, but I bought it for the novelty of the pattern. Check out model 4 in the lower right. On the envelope, model 4 is described as a blouse slip: flared slip joins blouse at waist and has front opening extending into skirt. Very interesting! Maybe that's how they kept those blouses tucked in and looking neat all day. Today, I can see this being made up for the summer, maybe with trim along the bottom and different skirts of varying length worn over the top of it for different looks, some exposing the trim and some not.