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