These bunny slippers!
Aren't they uber cute?
They even have fluffy bunny tails!
How could I resist?
You may remember that last year, I made and donated a nightgown and little outfit to be used in a hospital fundraiser. This year, I volunteered again to make something.
I just happened to spy these sweet slippers shortly afterwards, and decided they would become a part of my donation. My original thought was a pair of pajamas and matching robe.
Now, comes the part when I have to admit to procrastinating, not finding a suitable pattern, and a deadline quickly approaching!
So, I turned to the trusty pattern used for last year's nightie.
Inspired by the Old Fashioned Baby Retreat slip dress that I am still working on, I incorporated many of those design details.
I omitted the sleeves from the pattern and added Swiss insertion and French lace edging to the bodice.
At the seamline of the skirt and bodice, I used large entredeux beading that I borrowed from a well aged and unfinished class project kit. This nightgown needed to be completed, and I knew that class project would most likely remain in the basket of UFO's for a very long time.
Sweet pink and white gingham ribbon was threaded through the entredeux and tied in a bow --
because we all know a bow makes everything better!
While bows and long ties might not be a wise choice on a nightie for a real live little doll, I figured this dolly was not likely to encounter any harm.
The hem is finished with folded tucks and Swiss edging.
Last, but definitely not least . . .
Wooly bunny slippers may not be the normal choice for a delicate summer nightgown.
Let's just overlook that small detail, okey dokey?