Hi all! Are you enjoying August? Honestly, it feels like September to me. My daughter is all moved in at college and ready to begin her second year. Temperature-wise, it is another rather chilly morning. I’ve heard others say how back-to-school feels more like a new beginning than January first does. I feel this way, do you?
I feel like planning gobs of new ensembles and patterns, and painting my studio, which will then need to get straightened and pared down. Yikes! One step-at-a-time!
Today I decided to get Gracie’s new ensemble ready to show you. I’ve been writing the pattern for her cardigan as I’ve been creating the ensemble, so it’s taken a little longer to complete. However, she is now all ready!
Gracie’s cardigan is knit with fingering weight merino wool. It is wonderfully soft and hand dyed to a cool tonal pink. This color picks up the cool rosiness of the roses on the dress print. Bullion stitched shaded roses and rosebuds in three different shades (plum, mauve, and raspberry) are sprinkled on the front panels of her elbow length cardigan.
The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with off white glass pearls.
Her dress is made with a Japanese cotton print which features tiny rosy colored roses/rosebuds on a cool plum ground. The bodice is shaped with waistline darts. Her full skirt is embellished with very fine scalloped English cotton Cluny lace snugged underneath a tuck. A raspberry colored silk ribbon ties twice around her waist and ties into a bow in the front.
Gracie wears a delicate necklace and bracelet made with amethyst colored AB Czech glass crystals, golden Delica beads, heart charms and a gold-toned bow charm. Her headband is hand made with velvet ribbon, and has an elastic loop at the back for slipping on over her hair. She wears off white cotton Lycra® tights.
Gracie holds a Victorian styled crocheted basket with a beaded handle and tassel. Inside the basket are a few lilac blossoms she’s picked just for you.
“Fall-ing for this Sweety” will be available tonight (August 8, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.
Look for Gracie’s cardigan pattern later this week. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.
I hope you all enjoy your day today. ❤