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“Pink and Plummy”

Hello everyone.  Let’s get on with my July fashion show.

The ensembles are starting to feel a tad fall-ish now.  Yes, I know it’s still the middle of summer, but I felt like working ahead, so why not.  (I almost made a Christmas in July set, but I held back, lol.)

Today, it’s sweet Patience’s turn to model her new ensemble for you.

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Patience’s dress is made from a Japanese cotton print in a colorful, but muted palette.  The tiny pink and violet blossoms look like they were executed in watercolor, so pretty.  The greenery is depicted with charcoal grey, and the background is ecru or beige.  My darkest ecru lace (English cotton Cluny) worked perfectly on this print.  It decorates the skirt underneath a tuck.  A muted raspberry rayon ribbon ties around the waistline.

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Patience’s cardigan is knit with heathered plum lace weight merino wool.  I can’t seem to get enough of heathered yarn; I find all the subtle color differences in one strand quite irresistible.  Hand embroidery around the neckline coordinates with the dress.  The cardi can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned.

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Patience’s is wearing a crocheted pearl headband and holding a crocheted basket with bouquet.  Both are made with natural colored bamboo thread.  The tiny bouquet sits in the basket, and can be removed.  The stems are wound with a bit of bamboo thread.

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Patience’s other accessories include a bracelet and tights.

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“Pink and Plummy” will be available tonight (July 26, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I’ll see you tomorrow.  It will be either Lucy or Patsy’s turn to model their new ensembles.  Hmm, wonder who . . .

Have a beautiful day, my friends!

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.