cloth rabbit doll 1

After an embarrassingly long development, my dolls are almost done. Posy the Rabbit is roughly 12″ tall, not counting her ears. I made her 12″ to fit into 1/6 scale furniture, in case I wanted to stick her in a Barbie sized apartment. For something so simple, these dolls took forever. It was a constant process of paring them down. I actually don’t like overly realistic dolls, which is why I like Barbies from the 60s & early 70s better than modern ones.

cloth rabbit doll tutorial 1

That sword I’m using to sew with is a doll needle. It’s 5″ long.

cloth rabbit doll tutorial 2

Tucking and sewing the rabbit ears.

cloth rabbit doll tutorial 3

Just like in my paintings, her extremities are also blushed.

handmade cloth rabbit doll

And here she is next to her original sketch, which also shows her costume that I’m making. I’m having a lot of fun making early 70s inspired clothes for her. I love Biba and Ossie Clark so I want to explore that very lovely and romantic look.

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