I am someone who loves the purples–lavender, lilac, violet, purple, plum, orchid, mauve (although I got burned out on this last color in the 1980s) and I am someone who loves roses, so this new ensemble for the Little Darlings practically created itself. Just kidding, of course.
Jeanne, at the blog, I Dream of Jeanne Marie, started creating a yummy lavender dress for American Girl dolls a couple of weeks ago and looking at her pretty lavender outfit got me itching to make something in this shade right now too.
I have this rose fabric in four shades and two of them are purples. This rose print reminded me of my grandma’s pillowcases that she always used. I wrote about that here. Here is Patience’s rose dress made from this fabric in a red violet shade. This lavender print is a bit bluer than Patience’s ensemble.
It was a bit tedious getting both rows of lace to line up perfectly, but I am happy I took the time to get it perfect. The double rows of lace make this ensemble dressier, I think.
I knit the sweater out of lace weight mohair/silk and embroidered two mirrored image motifs on the front.
For more information on this ensemble for the Little Darlings, please visit my “Available for Sale” page at cindyricedesigns.com .