Rabbit Report #10
Lucky Rabbit's Feet
I'm not sure if they're lucky or not, but the rabbit feet were much, much easier to make than the headpiece (which I'm still working on!). The feet only have one pattern piece, and the construction is really easy.
Take a look at the shape of the piece:
There is no seam at the heel - which is at the center of the piece - but one long seam up the front of the foot.
The top edge is folded over and stitched to form a casing, then the elastic is inserted while the piece is still flat. Notice that I've included a ribbon tag. The ribbon does not identify front or back as it does in elastic waist clothing that I make, but it does identify to which costume these pieces belong. Each rabbit is a different size, and with two chocolate rabbits and two tan ones, it would be easy to get them mixed up. The ribbon color matches the color of the costume. These are red, so they belong to Mother rabbit.
I've also went ahead and pressed up the bottom hem, but not stitched it at this point. It is just easier to press at the flat stage, rather than once these are sewn together.
The front seam is stitched and in the process the elastic ends are secured.
The hem is then folded back in place and stitched. Lastly, the elastic under the shoe is added to help keep the foot in place.
The feet are very, very easy to make. I like how these were drafted and how easy the construction was. These definitely make up for the problems with the headpiece!
Parting Shot: Almost! I think we've almost got a rabbit! I need to see about tightening up the area around the face. I think it might be too big, but I'll check that with the director.