Gina Loves Rudolph, Do You?

I had to use this “super cute” print again for one of my last 2015 Christmas dresses and Gina begged me to make it for her.  Who can say no to Gina?  Certainly not me!

Last year I used this print for Talyssa.  You can see that ensemble here.

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i love rudolph 219Gina’s sweater is knit with tan mohair/silk lace yarn.  Embroidered all the way around the neckline are berries and leaves.  I’ve also embroidered a few hearts because there are hearts on the dress.
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I wanted to make Talyssa a Rudolph toy last year, but didn’t, so this year I was determined to give it a go.  It’s a fair amount of work to draw the pattern pieces, dye the felt, and put it all together.  The little faces, or expressions, are the most important part on these little toys, I feel.  They have to be “super cute” and make you say “awww”.  I hope I was successful…

This little guy is a two dimensional toy and stuffed with plastic bean bag pellets to give him some weight.  I think Gina likes her little Rudolph.i love rudolph 232

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8 thoughts on “Gina Loves Rudolph, Do You?

  1. Regina

    Cindy, I think this is my favorite Christmas dress you have made this season. I have this reindeer fabric in red. I love the sweater you made Gina to match the dress and the Rudolph is just too cute!

  2. Susette Willhite

    Your creations are truly amazing as well as your choice of fabric. Thanks for sharing them. I may have to try your pattern for an American Girl doll sweater someday. I’m lucky to be able to make the dresses so far.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Susette,
      I hope you try my pattern too. I tried to explain the steps simply and added photos. I know that I had a hard time grasping and picturing how the sweater went together, so I figured lots of photos and instructions might help someone else. Thanks so much, Susette!
      BTW, I saw your dresses on Jeanne’s blog and they are really cute! You’ve been busy! Keep on sewing… and hopefully some knitting too.

  3. Catherine

    Wonderful! Gina’ dress and sweater are awesome! I really like the little reindeer!
    Your work is beautiful and meticulous.
    Have a good week!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thanks so much, Catherine! Gina is happy this outfit is going to another Little Darling for Christmas. She is already waiting for what is next. I hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. Joy

    This little outfit is really special. Love the brown/red combination. And of course, little Miss Gina steals the show again.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      I just saw your comment, Joy. Sometimes they sneak by me… It was fun to do a different color combination for Christmas. I did get a tiny bit of green in there, it’s in the embroidery. Thanks so much.


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