Cozy Sweater Dress Weather Continues

Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois.  While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls).  I love the simplicity of a sweater dress and the large area it presents for embellishment.  It is like a blank canvas waiting  to be painted upon.

cozy hugs for you 545Kaye Wiggs Millie is the perfect little model for a sweater dress.  She is only 11″ tall with a slender body so I can nip in the waistline a bit and give the skirt a slight flare and it is very flattering on her.  This sweater dress started out with a pair of printed tights that I ended up not using, but they gave me a starting place for picking  the color palette.  I ended up using more floss colors than I usually do for the embroidering on this dress.  Each rose uses a different set of colors and the tiny hearts are embroidered in one of three slightly different shades of red.  The slight variation in color makes a more interesting piece, I think.  I am so happy when I learn a little something new.

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The Peruvian Highland wool yarn is a heathered pink color with tiny bits of red orange and magenta mixed in with shades of pink.

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The tassel on Millie’s slouch hat is made with various colors and weights of yarn.

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For more information on Millie’s “Cozy Hugs for You” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .

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9 thoughts on “Cozy Sweater Dress Weather Continues

  1. Jeanne

    Hi Cindy,
    I’m a few days behind and I see you’ve created something beautiful for Millie. Your Millie, first off, is just drop dead gorgeous, and then in that little pink sweater dress…well, what could be cuter? I just think she looks adorable in it. I love all the different colors of roses! Very nicely done!
    Blessings, Jeanne

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  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Jeanne, thank you, and Millie says “thank you” too. (She’s blushing right now from the extra attention). This yarn is a heathered pink and there are tiny bits of red orange and fuchsia in there. I think it’s a new favorite of mine. I had better order more!!!

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