This Rabbit, as you can see was from a stuffed toy of
the Energized Bunny. I created the rabbit from a
Simplicity Pattern, number 9983. Fabric used was pink
and white fleece, pink cotton fabric. White fur for
the tail. Blue and black ribbon for the shoe detail.
Also lots of foam and lots and lots of stuffing.There
were several changes to the pattern to enlarge the
ears and feet. I needed to put wire in the 1 1/2' to
2' ears to keep them up. There is a hard hat inner
foam attached to the hood of the rabbit, the ears are
wired to the hat form. Shoes, about 15" to 17" long,
feet shape was made with foam and stuffing. There is
also a pink fleece flap on bottom of feet to slip
front of shoe in so walking in the feet wasn't floppy.
Shoe part where foot went in had a fitted area. The tummy and tail area were made with quilt batting, stuffing and a pink cotton liner to hold the shape and was attached to the inside side seams of the costume. The face was cut free form, sewn together and stuffed to a white painters mask . Velcro attached to the inside of glasses and to the nose part of the pink was used to keep that on the face. The drum was made from cardboard, glued and taped, then painted white and red velvet ribbon and blue ribbon was attached to complete the decorations. The sticks were made from dowel rod and two wooden balls with holes in them, they were glued to dowel rods. This is for an advanced sewer. Much of the pattern parts were fairly easy - it's the feet, face and ears that took the longest time to figure out.
I enjoyed making the costume for my 22 year old son, so he could go to a costume party at a bar in Chicago, Illinois. I thought I'd never see the day one of my sons would dress in anything PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!