I just set a record… for the longest doll ensemble-in-progress. There are actually two ensembles, and the second isn’t finished yet, so that one will break this record! BTW, I started working on these two ensembles shortly after Thanksgiving! Crazy!
So, without further ado, here is Gina modeling “Love-ly and Sweet” for you.
Luckily, I had the foresight to predict (ha ha) the frigid temps, so she is cozied up in lots of miniature knitwear, and of course, a pair of tights.
The capelet was made from my “Eyelet Capelet” pattern, but I used two-strands of lace weight yarn held together instead of one-strand of fingering weight yarn for a marled effect. One thing to remember about holding two-strands together is that the colors will mix, so in this case the natural color mixes with the pink to lighten it.
I didn’t mirror the embroidery. I wanted it to appear casual and loose—like the blossoms simply fell in place.
Gina throws one end of the scarf across her shoulder and slides on her fingerless mitts. Mom carefully ties her cuddle cap in the perfect side bow. Gina grabs her little crocheted drawstring bag (tiny hanky inside) just in case she finds a new treasure. Then, she’s off—wonder where she’ll go today.
“Love-ly and Sweet” is a one-of-a-kind ensemble. It will be available for sale tonight (January 17, 2018) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.