Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois. While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls). I love the simplicity of a sweater dress and the large area it presents for embellishment. It is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted upon.
Kaye Wiggs Millie is the perfect little model for a sweater dress. She is only 11″ tall with a slender body so I can nip in the waistline a bit and give the skirt a slight flare and it is very flattering on her. This sweater dress started out with a pair of printed tights that I ended up not using, but they gave me a starting place for picking the color palette. I ended up using more floss colors than I usually do for the embroidering on this dress. Each rose uses a different set of colors and the tiny hearts are embroidered in one of three slightly different shades of red. The slight variation in color makes a more interesting piece, I think. I am so happy when I learn a little something new.
For more information on Millie’s “Cozy Hugs for You” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .