Daily Archives: February 4, 2016

“Pastel Sweetie” for Penny

My new Penny by Linda Macario has her very own mohair/silk cardigan…finally.  This sweater pattern took me four tries to get it just right.

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I finished her little dress in December.  I thought that the dress pattern would take a few tries, but I got lucky.  Her fingers are spread open with skinny upper arms.  I was thinking big armholes to get those hands through… not so attractive.  I thought it would be a challenge, but like I said, I got lucky.

I also wanted the bodice short so as not to look long waisted as she has shorter legs (so, shorter skirt).  I think I got the proportions right.  She told me, “I feel pretty.”

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I enjoy dressing a new doll.  I find the challenges of a new body style fun to conquer.  Penny probably has the most unique body to date in my collection, but she is precious.

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As with most of my dolls lately, Penny has picked a few blossoms for her basket and to give to you.  What a sweetheart!

I made Penny’s little crocheted centifolia (cabbage) rose with a tie so she could wear it on her cap or in her hair.

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And, once again, here is Penny in her other wigs.  If you missed the posts about her wigs they are here and here.

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For more information on Penny’s “Pastel Sweetie” ensemble, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.