Making Luna Lapin

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I was so excited to be asked by Sew and So to join in the Luna Lapin blog hop, so if you’ve stopped by on the hop Hello!  The book was written by Sarah Peel and is an utter delight. 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 miniature wardrobe.

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I loved the making up of Luna, brilliant and clear instructions and nearly all hand stitched.  So if you don’t have a sewing machine or want a super project to sew by hand while chatting – this is perfect.  I chose a white felt with Liberty tana lawn for the ears & pads of Luna’s feet and used a dreamy pure wool toy stuffing from Bronte Glen.  Sew and So offer a printable e-book, so perfect to click and down load.  All the pattern pieces are full size and that’s a huge bonus, easy to cut out and well marked.  I think the hardest part was choosing the clothes to make and I settled on a dress and I am sure I will make more clothes.  Love the armchair, brilliant for Luna to sit on and decorate.

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There is a choice to make Luna into a boy, with some fabulous tailored pieces.  If you’d like a sneak peek at the book click on the picture of the book  or any of the photo’s and it will take you there. 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.

Here’s the schedule of the hoperty hop:

Monday 31st October – SewandSo

Tuesday 1st November – Meet Sarah Peel

Wednesday 2nd November – Sew of Course

Thursday 3rd November – Melanie Sews and Other Stuff

Friday 4th November – Poppy in Stitches

Monday 7th November – Carina Crafts

Tuesday 8th November – Bendigolioness

Wednesday 9th November – Bit of Tea and Honey

Thursday 10th  November – Thimbeleanna

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4 thoughts on “Making Luna Lapin

  1. Ooh lovely post! I’ve just got the book and can’t wait to get started, have got a billion things to do first but may have to reshuffle! You’ve inspired me!!

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