“Blue Skies and Sunshine”

“Blue Skies and Sunshine” is my newest creation, and it’s for Gracie, a Kaye Wiggs MSD.  Gracie arrived in March and I’ve been keeping her busy ever since.  This is the 6th outfit I’ve made for her!  If you’d like to see everything I’ve made just for her you can view her Flickr album here.  I’m having fun creating for, and photographing this beauty.

This new ensemble is the 5th colorway I purchased in this fabric–I loved it that much!  I didn’t initially purchase the yellow, but later on I decided the sunny yellow colorway was another “must have”.  Isn’t this the sweetest rose print?  I think this style of fabric (soft and feminine) is my absolute favorite style, not that I can pass up the “cute and colorful”.

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Kaye Wiggs, Millie, got two ensembles in this print, ivory and blue.

The Little Darlings got three:  pinky pink, lavender pink, and ivory.  Since I didn’t yet have Alice, Gina and Lucy modeled these three.

If you’d like to see the posts from each of these past ensembles click on the following links for each title:  “Cutie in the Garden”, “Spring Princess”, “Rosey Princess”, “Sweet Princess”, “Pink Happiness”.

Now let’s get back to Gracie’s “Blue Skies and Sunshine”.

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Gracie’s cardigan is knit with wool/angora yarn in its natural color.  This yarn is soft and feels a little bit like petting a soft bunny.  The embroidered rose bouquet motifs mirror each other and pick up the colorful motifs in the dress print.

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Gracie’s crocheted hat is made with three fibers in yellow and whites, bamboo and cottons.  The crown features a band made with a coordinating rose print.  A hand made double bow made with hand dyed rayon ribbon and delicate ecru cotton English Cluny lace decorate the side of the hat.

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The brim can be worn up, down, or at an jaunty angle.

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Gracie’s accessories include a crocheted drawstring purse (filled with a little surprise), a bracelet with an adorable flower basket charm, yellow cotton panties, and anklets.

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“Blue Skies and Sunshine” will be available tonight (August 9, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.  Please visit the “Shop What’s New” page at that time for more information.


6 thoughts on ““Blue Skies and Sunshine”

  1. Catherine

    Hi Cindy!
    I agree with you, this fabric is really beautiful, whatever the color!
    I love the dress and the cardigan. Gracie is very elegant with her lovely hat and purse!
    Have a good afternoon!

  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hello Catherine and thank you! Gracie has enjoyed modeling this one for me, but she is already asking me “what is next?”. Maybe she’ll get a new ensemble for autumn… Hope you are enjoying the week!

  3. Joy

    Gracie is stunning in the outfit. Polished and perfect with a sweater to die for.
    Water heater trip was a disaster… You know one of those things you’ll never forget but want to.

  4. Sonia

    Blue skies and sunshine is perfect for this beautiful little ensemble! It makes me happy and Gracie is a perfect model! Very pretty!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Sonia. Gracie is happy that her photos made you happy. Maybe I should go look at her photos this morning, skies are quite grey here. Hope you have a sunny day where you are today.


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