Making Luna Lapin tells the story of a quiet and kind rabbit named Luna. The book starts by telling the story of how Luna moved from a little warren far north; to landing her dream job as an illustrator, her love for sewing and the highs of living in the big city.
Luna Lapin is a quiet and kind rabbit with an eye for fashion. There is a story around all of the garments she makes. In Making Luna Lapin you’ll not only be able to make Luna, you can make her little brother Alfie too. Both are stylish little rabbits and you will be able to create Luna’s whole wardrobe and the dapper outfit Alfie wore to Luna’s birthday party.
Sarah Peel, the author, made Luna using wool felt, with Liberty fabric ears; only the best for such a chic rabbit. Sarah gives some really handy tips in the book. This means you can make a really exquisite rabbit and high-quality clothes for her wardrobe. She includes top tips for hand sewing stitches, sewing machine techniques and cutting out.
Sarah introduces Luna via a short story and each outfit has a tale behind it. You’ll become captivated by the stories surrounding her adventures and travels as she goes for a job interview, visits the theatre and spends time with her brother Alfie. Luna’s made her outfits perfectly tailored and finished with tiny buttons and trims to create a very desirable miniature wardrobe, that you may want to make in full size for yourself!
There are 20 different garments and accessories to choose from; including Luna’s stunning wool coat, lace-up boots, lace knickers and a particularly desirable pair of wrap over pyjamas for stylish lounging.
Sarah has designed the patterns for the child in us all; Luna was lovingly designed to be a special heirloom toy that is passed down by generations. The patterns are suitable for a range of abilities; the basic rabbit and simple items are suitable for beginners but the more tailored pieces are for more experienced sewers. The level of each pattern is identified by either one carrot for easy, up to three carrots for advanced.
We recently got to speak to Sarah to find out all about Luna and how her story was created. You can read that interview on the blog here.