Even an entire week after making this ensemble, I am still giggling.
What a fun sew this bunny suit was. Not only was it fast to draft and assemble, it also didn't have to be precise. The only part that needed to fit well was the crotch, because ill-fitting crotches, even in baggy pants, are heinous. I won't go as far as to say this particular one would win any awards, but it didn't pull, which means it met the most basic requirement for non-terrible pants, so that was okay.
Here are some shots at various angles to look at as we (briefly) deconstruct.
This is essentially a full-body jumpsuit with a big pink patch on the belly and a lot of ease. It zips open in front to the waist with an invisible zipper.
It has a pom-pom tail, which I personally thought was too small, but it was the biggest I could make with the pom-pom maker I had.
There is an attached hood, which has long floppy bunny ears - not standy-up ones, because Bunny herself, after whom this suit is modeled, has floppy ears.
I made Kate a pair of fleece mittens, not only to complete the Bunny look, but also to keep her hands warm on Halloween night. The cuffs are just ribbing with wide elastic inside, and the paw pads are appliques.
Now for the sidekick -
that little face just does me in every time.
So, let's talk about Bunny's carrot suit. It has a front
and a zippered back. Each side is double layered - not so much for insulation ("When it's cold out, Bunny is an arctic hare," Kate tells me) as to sandwich batting (for stiffness) between them.
The green carrot tops are fleece leaves enclosing batting, and their veins are quilt-stitched.
These leaves were assembled separately and then inserted into the top seam between the front and back sides.
Kate confesses that the main reason she had me sew Bunny a carrot costume was to guarantee her being able to take Bunny trick-or-treating with her (we usually make the kids leave their lovies at home),
And even when she is, she's paying tribute to her best friend.