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“Princess in Peach”

Today Alice would like to model her new July ensemble for you.  Alice’s best colors are peaches and pinks, so whenever I pull a fabric with those warm and rosy colors, Alice gets to try the fabric first.

 

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When Alice put on her new ensemble, I thought she looked like a princess.

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This peach rose cotton fabric has very faint ivory dots, so I chose to highlight those with trims, pearls, and accessories.  The lace on the skirt is brand new to me.  It is a very delicate English cotton Cluny lace, and wider than what I usually use.  The nylon English Cluny lace I’ve used for the sash is more durable for tying in a bow.

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Alice’s cardigan is hand knit with salmon colored bamboo thread.  Pastel shaded bullion stitch rose are embroidered along the neckline.  I added pops of bright rosebuds and light colonial knots to help the roses stand out.  A panel of lace knitting decorates the center of each sleeve.  The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned.

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I think Alice’s crocheted pearl headband adds to her princess-ness.  After I tied on the headband, I took her front chunks of hair, brought them to the back, twisted them, then brought them underneath the rest of her wig, then added a clear elastic to hold in place.  I find mohair easy to work with; it’s not slipper at all.  BTW, this wig is a Kemper Raven Blonde wig.

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Princess Alice’s other accessories include a bouquet, bracelet, and tights.

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“Princess in Peach” will be available tonight (July 25, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Alice hopes you’ve enjoyed her little fashion show.  Thanks for stopping by, friends.  Wishing you a great day!

 

I’m Finished with my July work! and “Summer Meadow”

It’s hard to believe, yes it is!  I feel like I’ve been working on these 6 projects—well, all month long!  Having 6 doll outfits in the works all at once was an interesting experiment, and one I will most likely not repeat.  I did not work any more efficiently, which is why I tried it in the first place.  And, this experiment made my creating seem like work.  When I work one-at-a-time, or almost that way, I enjoy the process so much more.  The only task that I enjoyed doing all at once was the embroidery.  I found once I got into embroidery mode I happily worked from one sweater to the next although it took the same amount of time!

So without further ado . . . my first Little Darling, Gina, is here to show you her new ensemble.

Gina’s drop waist styled dress is made with a pure white cotton floral print.  The blossoms are in clear and simple colors: blue, red, green, pink, yellow gold with black outlining.  A blue organza ribbon ties around the waistline and the hemline is prettied up with white cotton edging.

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Gina is wearing a hand knit blue bamboo cardigan.  This shade of blue is sort of nautical, sort of periwinkle, kind of in-between.  At any rate, it matches the blue in the dress print.  I chose to stick with white embroidery to keep the look crisp and clean.  I’ve never embroidered with only one color before, and I like the result; it keeps things from getting too busy.  It also keeps the colorful focus on the dress.  The sweater can be worn open, or buttoned with the white gemstone bead buttons.

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Gina’s cutting basket is crocheted with natural hemp in the shape of a typical cutting basket.  It has a braided handle with a silk bow.  After a visit to a nearby meadow, Gina picked flowers to match the flowers in her dress, clever girl!  Her blossoms are kept together with a  clear elastic, but can be rearranged, or put in a little vase.

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Gina is wearing a crocheted beret made with white bamboo.  It features a mix of crochet stitches for interest, and it frames her cute doll face perfectly!

White cotton anklets, panties, and a bracelet complete the look.

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“Summer Meadow” will be available tonight (July 22, 2017) at 7 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I really and truly enjoyed hearing from so many of you after my last post!  Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

I hope all of you have a relaxing summer weekend with lots of sunshine.  Bye for now, my friends.