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“Ready, Set, Autumn”

Are you ready for autumn?  Maybe I’m not, but Lucy sure is!  She is wearing a new design made for her and her sisters.

I’ve been in love with this vintage knit pinafore jumper ever since I saw it quite awhile ago.  Isn’t it adorable, as is the little model!  *sigh*  The photo looks like it’s from the 1970s, but I cannot find any definite information about it.  I haven’t forgotten about it though, and really wanted to see one of my Little Darlings dressed in this style.

Here’s my miniaturized take on the knitted pinafore jumper.

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Lucy likes this new look so much that she has picked it for her back-to-school outfit.  In addition to wearing a special outfit, the children always bring a little friend for show-and-tell.  Lucy’s friend is “Miss Friendly”, named for her tiny, but sweet smile.  Lucy says Miss Friendly’s cuteness will help her make new friends.  I think she’s right, don’t you?

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Miss Friendly is needle felted out of wool roving by me, in my studio.  She has black Delica bead eyes and embroidered features.  She wears a bow out of matching yarn and a heart dangle that matches the heart on Lucy’s bracelet.

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Lucy’s pinafore jumper is hand knit out of Peruvian Highland wool in a heathered warm rosy pink.  The suspender straps really button with buttonholes, but do not need to be undone for dressing.  The back has tiny pearl beads all the way to the hemline.  Only the first three open with buttonholes for dressing; the others are sewn in place.  The jumper is embroidered with coordinating blossoms underneath the ribbed band and at the hemline.

The 3/4 length sleeve blouse is made with a pastel cotton floral print.  The bodice is completely lined; no raw or serged edges are visible on the inside.  The facing is hand sewn, and the sleeve seams are double turned and hemmed by hand.  To prevent added bulk, the blouse closes with snaps above the jumper only.

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Lucy’s seamless beret is knit from my beret pattern, and is made from wool/angora yarn.    A little embroidered motif decorates the front and a two-color tassel decorates the top.

Lucy’s accessories include a necklace and bracelet, which are made out of 14k gold-filled findings.  Underneath her jumper is a pair of ivory cotton tights.

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“Ready, Set, Autumn” will be available tonight (August 14, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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“Feelin’ Fancy”

I introduced you to Miss Fancy Mouse on Friday here.  Gina is here now, too, to show you the completed ensemble.  Aren’t they a fancy pair?

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Gina’s dress is made with a cotton rose bouquet print in the most beautiful shade of lavender.  I describe is as a pinky purply medium shade of yumminess!  The lace shrug is knit with a slightly neutral lavender wool yarn that really makes this print look even prettier, if that’s possible.  I brought out the bright pink color in the roses with ribbon and the heart charm.  The deeper rose color is brought out with the crocheted raspberry rose and tassel.  The color of the shrug is also used for the 5-petaled flower, purse ties, and tassel.  White accents offer a splash of crispness.

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English cotton Cluny lace is set into the skirt so that the lining subtlety peeks through, and makes the lace band appear just a little lighter.

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Gina’s lace shrug keeps her shoulder warm on these spring days.

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Gina wanted to show you Miss Fancy Mouse’s long tail and bow, so I quickly took a photo of Miss Fancy Mouse’s backside.

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Here she is all tucked into her carrier.  She is a cozy mouse indeed.

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“Feelin’ Fancy” will be available tonight (April 9, 2107) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com