Hello everyone. First of all, can someone pretty please send me some sunshine. I am having a hard time waking up on this wet and dreary day; I just cannot seem to get going this morning. Ugh!
I finished up another ensemble for Gracie . . . again. I must say she is quite enjoying all of the attention she’s been getting lately. All of this modeling is perfecting her look, practice makes perfect. Some days her beauty takes my breath away. *sigh*
Gracie’s new dress was made out of the final colorway I purchased of this print. If you’d like to see the others again, here are the links. The first was Gracie’s “Beauty and Blossoms” and the second was “Happiness is Pink” made for Patience. I almost put this fabric away for later, but my pink mohair/silk lace yarn somehow got placed next to this piece of fabric. I heard the angels sing, that’s how beautiful the yarn and fabric looked together.
I did something a little different for this shrug. To make it extra lacy and delicate I went up a needle size and still used one strand of yarn. It is extremely “light as a feather”! Because the shrug is so delicate, I made the dress’s neckline wider, so the bodice would be more delicate, also. The look is really pretty on Gracie, no?
I concentrated on the cool pink for the accessories. I had to dye the two laces and cotton Lycra for the tights, but I had another perfect yarn for the hair decorations. I discovered this blossom charm in my stash. The sparkly stone in the center is the most perfect shade of pink for this ensemble. The basket I found at a thrift store; I’ve been unable to part with it, but it went so well with this set that I decided to let it go. (The pink flowers on it are just perfect.) All in all, this ensemble was a LOT of fun to make, and even though there were a lot of steps to it, it came together painlessly.
Gracie’s “A Lovely Blossom” ensemble will be available tonight (April 27, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.