Friday, August 21st, 2015
This past week, I sewed a pretty pink princess bunny plush for myself! I really haven’t made a plush for myself in ages~
She is covered in glittery fabric (the pink inside her ears & the cupcake print for her dress are coated with glitter) and lots of lace, pretty trailing ribbons and pink flowers!
Here is the pattern I followed to make this, a reprint of a vintage sewing pattern!:
However, I did not follow the last steps of the pattern 100%…
I did my own thing for the bunny’s pinafore rather than using eyelet lace,
and I did not give her angel wings…
Now I shall share some process pics!
Laying out the pieces and just getting started~
These are all on white fabric, but you can see the pink ear piece
I already cut out on the left
Getting ready to start sewing is always so exciting!
Here is the bunny body mostly sewn up, but not stuffed yet!
LOOK AT THIS DUMB DEFLATED BUNNY I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
The bunny is looking slightly less dumb but its arms are still unstuffed
and it looks SO DOOFY. I put extra weight into its butt and feet
with weighted stuffing pellets~
A plush Harvest Moon chick is helping to support it to sit up.
Here is the face embroidered with sweet pink eyes and ribbons and flowers
over her ears! I think this is the first pic where you can actually tell
that the pink fabric is sparkly.
With the bunny’s body done, it’s time to make a cupcake dress!
There are soooo many small, meticulous stitches required to make clothes for plushes…
making those sleeves was super hard. ; ^;
The main dress is finished! This bunny is a good model.
I also skipped several steps involving making a slip and petticoat netting
for under the dress. That skirt is sooooo ruffly (it’s only slightly under
the amount of fabric I would use to make a skirt for myself!)
so I did not think the extra volume was needed.
More small, tedious sewing for the bodice of the pinafore.
At this point, I started straying from the pattern’s instructions and
started doing my own thing, adding lace and decorations where I liked~
And she is done! Manymany hours went into this project,
but I’m so happy to have such a pretty, sparkly bunny princess
who is covered in cupcakes and ribbons and flowers.
I’m really happy with her!
If I wanted to, I could even make new dresses for her~
But, I think I will take a break from making tiny sleeve stitches for a while!