~ Sewing Cute Bunnies for Easter ~
During the last few cold weeks of winter, I got an itch to sew a cute MDD-sized set. The inspiration was this chocolate sprinkle fabric I picked up a while ago- there wasn’t enough to do something big or risky, but it could work as a cute accent. After some brainstorming I arrived at a chocolate bunny theme, with the chocolate sprinkle fabric imitating a drizzle of chocolate sauce on creamy treat. Going with an Easter theme also gave me a deadline, which helped me finish the set in a reasonable time frame. Take that, ADD!
First time I sewed a blouse for MDD – the sloper came from a pattern book, I developed the sleeve and collar parts. The rest of the set is from my own pattern designs. The Kona solids fabric was a decent match for my concept, but overall a bit too heavy for a blouse.
I also styled an old Leeke with to match my character concept. Leave-in wig conditioner and a tiny travel size curling wand did the trick, plus some fearless shearing with my wig-trimming scissors.
Eyes were made to match the design as well – I went with blue since that’s the typical color of the standard drugstore cheap chocolate Easter Bunny eyes. See bonus at end if you’re curious…
Probably the most fun pieces to create were the ears and bunny tail! It’s made of minky stretch fabric which is super soft and cuddly. The ears have a layer of medium weight interfacing which gives them just enough structure to stand up nicely.
I ended up adding a petticoat layer under the beige skirt since the interior seams were a bit fugly. Maybe that could be solved for future versions with some better planning, a serger, or both? And again a lighter weight material than the quilting cotton would have made this more delicate looking. Also note, Mochi Ashi wearing some DD-sized shoes which look fine from the front but a bit weird from a side view.
Socks were also custom sewed to fit the Mochi Ashi body, with a lacy upper trim that’s detachable. The chocolate sauce skirt has an embroidered scallop stitch that’s been carefully hand trimmed. It’s a bit rough for doll scale but has the right look from a distance.
Bonus: drugstore Easter Bunny inspiration!