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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!

 

“Dainty Darling”

Hello all, from grey and wet northern Illinois.  I heard yesterday that we’re having a wetter than normal spring, no surprises there.  Anyway, I’m all for pretending the sun is shining brightly. 🙂

Without further ado, here is my Little Darling, Alice.  Alice wears a sunny yellow dress made out of one of the Little House on the Prairie 2016 prints from Andover.  This print has a formal colonial look to it rather than a country calico look.  This style of print must have been intended for “Sunday’s best” dresses.  I’ve used two other prints from this collection; these were dark calicos.  You can see those two ensembles here and here.

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I highlighted this sunny yellow ensemble with the warm pink shade found in the roses.  Pink can be seen in the crocheted rose hair decoration, drawstring bag, bracelet, bows on the shrug, and waist sash.  Doesn’t pink look pretty with the yellow?

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Here’s a close up shot of Alice’s tiny accessories.  The tiny hanky is made with cotton lawn, has a fringed edging, and is folded and pressed into a classic triangle.  (Just like my grandma taught me to do.)  The hanky fits into the drawstring bag, which has lots of room for extra pretties.

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Alice’s shrug is like a whispery soft spring breeze. It is knit with lace weight mohair/silk, and is dyed to a light ecru.  It has tiny pink bows on the edges of the sleeves.  I’ve also hand dyed the rayon knit tights to a light ecru.

Where do you think Alice is headed in her new ensemble?

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“Dainty Darling” will be available tonight (May 24, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today, my lovely friends.