The wait is over, and I am so happy to share the pattern and tutorial for the little reversible dress! So now your Fluffy*Stuffy Bunny can have her wee frock. It is actually fairly easy to make, but it took quite a number of photos to explain. It goes together really quickly, so before you know it, your bunny will have a complete wardrobe of little dresses! Let's get started...
To download the Fluffy*Stuffy Bunny dress pattern, right click and save this file to your computer: Fluffy*Stuffy Bunny Dress pdf
2 - 5" X 8" pieces of cotton fabric in patterns of your choice
8" X ½" strip of felt
3 small buttons
1 small snap
Pencil, pins, scissors, pinking shears, needle, thread
Sewing machine, iron
Optional - scallop-edged pinking shears
MAKING THE DRESS:
Open pattern in Acrobat Reader and print. Cut out dress pattern.
Select your fabrics. Make sure neither one is too transparent and allows the other to show through. These are the two that I chose. Love those dotty dots!
Place pieces of fabrics right side together and draw around dress pattern on back of one piece.
Pin, and take to your sewing machine.
Using your machine, stitch along the line, leaving an opening in the bottom hem for turning. Unpin, trim outer curves with pinking shears, clip corners and inner curves with small scissors, leaving tabs at opening.
This is when I use my smaller hemostat, it makes turning a breeze. You just insert the hemostat into the opening, grab a corner and wriggle it through.
Fold in the tabs at the opening, and make sure that every seam has been teased all the way out before pressing. I have a variety of "tools" I use to do this. I don't use the sharp end of the skewer, as it will poke a hole in your fabric. For the corners I use an old dull knitting needle. Once it is the proper shape, press, then hand sew opening closed with small hidden stitches.
Next we're going to attach the felt yoke. Choose a color for your felt that looks nice with both your fabrics. I gave mine a decorative edge with my scallop pinking shears, but you could leave it straight or use regular pinking shears.
Center the felt strip on one side of your dress, with the top edges aligned, and pin.
Put dress onto front of bunny.
Turn bunny over and pin one side of yoke, aligning top edges.
Pin other side, then trim excess felt to a half inch or so.
Remove dress from bunny, this is what you should see.
And this is how the other side looks.
I simply tied them off so the threads are hidden under the yoke.
All that's left is sewing on the snap...
And you're done!
I do apologize, because several of you requested a pattern for a boy bunny outfit, and I didn't make one. There just wasn't time, and boy outfits are a bit more complicated. I can make a suggestion though. You could cut a 10" X ¾" strip of felt and snip the ends so it looks like fringe, then tie it around the bunny's neck as a scarf. Or of you're handy with yarn, you could crochet or knit one. Hope that helps.
Now I'm getting into hearts mode, the ideas are burbling away in my head!