“Classic and Cozy”

Happy Tuesday to you!

Gina is here to say hello and good morning (or good afternoon), and to model her new ensemble for you!

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She is wearing a hand knit jumper pinafore and blouse set.  This pinafore design was inspired by this photo.  I fell in love with this real life Little Darling all cozily attired in her knit pinafore, and had to create one for my Little Darling.

I also have a knitting pattern for this pinafore.  You can find it here.  This is the fourth pinafore I’ve made.  If you’d like to see the other three pinafores, you can check those out on my Flickr page.  The first version in pink has had minor changes made to it, but the other two are exactly the same.

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Now, on to Gina and her “Classic and Cozy” Christmas ensemble.  The pinafore was knit with deep red Peruvian Highland wool.  The wide ribbed waistline fits her perfectly, and the skirt has decorate stitches to give the appearance of soft pleats.  The shoulder straps actually button, but don’t need to be used for dressing.  The back of the pinafore has a placket with beads along the entire length, but only the top three are working buttons/buttonholes to be used for dressing.  Embroidered on the skirt is a poinsettia motif designed to coordinate with the blouse print.

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The elbow length sleeve blouse is made with a sweet poinsettia cotton print.  Poinsettias in red/pink are sprinkled on a pure white background.  I thought this fabric gave the look of a crisp white blouse but with added holiday flair.  The blouse body is completely lined in white cotton lawn.  The sleeves have double turned seam allowances and hems that are hand stitched in place; the bodice lining is hand stitched over the armhole.  (You’ll see no raw or surged edges inside this blouse.)  The blouse snaps only above the pinafore area to decrease bulk.

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Gina carries a pure white bear which is a purchased miniature.  She is customized with her own hand made pink poinsettia (wool felt, beads) and a red organza ribbon.  All of her embellishments have been carefully and securely sewn on with needle and thread; ribbon ends are treated to prevent fraying.

Gina’s other accessories include a two-strand bracelet, white cotton ribbed tights, and a red organza ribbon for tying in her hair.

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“Classic and Cozy will be available tonight (November 14, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all enjoy your day! ❤




2 thoughts on ““Classic and Cozy”

  1. Joy

    Oh, Gina. Just lovely. I’m sure the little jumper has already sold as it is just so adorable. All of the backgrounds are wonderful. And that closeup! So sharp.
    Having more rain tomorrow. Normally, I’d be happy, but with the hills burned, lots of soil to wash away. If you can believe, culvert pipes even burned. The metal is supposed to remain metal for 20 feet back underground and then can be plastic, but apparently, that wasn’t the case and some burned up to 200 feet underground during the fires and have to be replaced as they will collapse in heavy rain. More bad news in the fire zone. Good news, a friends cat was found today. Paws burned but going to be ok. Over a month on its own and now home with family. 🙂

  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hi, Joy. Yes, Gina is sharing this set with a very special new doll. She is quite a happy little one this morning!
    We have a rainy morning here too. It sounds like it will take a long time before everything is back to normal from the fires. That heat must have been unimaginable to burn metal buried so far down. Wow!
    Thank you for sharing the story about your friend’s kitty. Poor thing must have had a hard time, but thankfully she is home now. They must have been “over the moon” to find her. ❤
    Enjoy your day, Joy!


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