Another Springtime Sweater Dress for the Little Darlings

I loved the last sweater dress that I made for the Little Darlings so much that I immediately started on another one.  This one is in pink and also has 10,000+ stitches.

As I was working on the embroidery for this dress I felt as if I were drawing (or painting) with a needle and thread.  The first half of the top motif and the first half of the waistline motif (the second half is mirrored) went bit by bit as I was trying to achieve good color balance and a pleasing floral composition.  Sometimes my motifs take longer to work out and this one did indeed take longer.

The embroidery may have been painstaking, but I am very pleased with the end result.  The motifs are feminine, colorful, balanced and flow smoothly along the waistline, so mission accomplished.

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so pretty in pink 267so pretty in pink 261For more information on Gina’s “So Pretty in Pink” sweater dress ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .

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7 thoughts on “Another Springtime Sweater Dress for the Little Darlings

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Vicki. Thanks so much. The hair braid is a crochet chain made with very fine thread and hook. I’ve found that it doesn’t knot, and stays in a bow nicely. It is the perfect thing for tying in hair decorations.

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  1. Catherine

    Beautiful, but already sold!!
    I would like to buy the same curly wig for my LD, does it come from Monique store?
    Have a good day!
    Warm regards.

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  2. Jeanne

    HI Cindy,
    I put a few comments on this dress the other day, but I don’t see them now… I’ll redo them.
    This dress is too pretty to pass up some compliments to you! It is magnificent! I love the way
    you can let your eyes follow your knitting down the front of Gina’s dress. Your knitting is SO perfect, it’s like a machine did it! I love the way you mirror imaged your embroidery around her waist. It looks so delicate! Very sweet!
    Blessings, Jeanne

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  3. Cindy Rice Post author

    Thanks so much, Jeanne. I was wondering if embroidering mirrored images is harder or making new compositions that “work” and I couldn’t decide. Both are tedious in their own way. I do know that I breathe a sigh of relief when both are complete and I am happy with the result. I get the most enjoyment from my work when I see these knit dresses on Gina, but they take a lot and take awhile…

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