What I’m Working On…

Hi, my friends!  I wanted to pop in quickly and show you what I’ve been working on.  I have been knitting…

I am working on a pattern expansion for Amelia Thimble’s sweater dress pattern here.  This will not be a full pattern (you will need the original to complete the dress); the expansion will contain additional instructions to make a longer, fuller skirt with a ruffle at the hemline.  I’ve seen independent sewing pattern companies offer expansion packs with their sewing patterns and I think it’s a great idea.  It will be one to two weeks before this pattern expansion is ready.  I still need to write out the mini pattern and then test it.

Here is a photo from the first sweater dress I made using this idea.  These skirts are actually how I first started knitting sweater dresses for Amelia Thimble back in 2012.  I made a few changes for this 2019 version.  Here is Amelia Thimble doing a little fall clean up.  She is such a helpful little doll, isn’t she? 😉  BTW, Amelia Thimble’s pumpkin hat was made using Amelia Thimble’s Hat Set pattern.

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I’ve been knitting a sweater dress for the Little Darlings.  I was inspired by this striped sweater and reworked my Little Darling sweater dress pattern to include some colorful stripes.  I also changed the garter edgings to ribbed edgings.


So, that’s what I’ve been doing over the past few days.  What have you been working on?

7 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Karen

    You have so many nice straw hats and shoes. Are they your pattern or does someone else make them for you or do you buy them from someone else? I have made knit hats and shoes but not the crocheted hat like the one on Folksy for Fall and shoes on Flower Picking doll.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Karen. I crochet or knit my hats. I also crochet the crocheted shoes I sometimes include with a summer ensemble. I’d like to get some of my crocheted things into pattern form. Writing patterns is the ‘work’ part of creating. It takes a lot of time…, but I like to share my ideas, so I really need to get moving. Thanks for asking–it helps to nudge me in the pattern writing direction. ❤ Have a nice day, Karen.

  2. Joy

    Loved seeing little Amelia. She often gets lost in the shuffle around here. Keep up the good work on your patterns. Knitters will be thrilled. 🙂

  3. Terrigirl2019

    Hello Cindy and happy Thursday to you! Amelia Thimble looks so cute in her pretty sweater dress. The hat is lovely and I love the pumpkins knitted into the hemline. Expansion packs are such a great idea for someone who sews regularly . She is a very helpful doll !! I’m working on keeping everything ticking over here day to day. It is always busy with the kids , but we get through. I hope the weather is nice for you today, Terri xo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri! I can imagine your weekdays are quite busy. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Thank you for complementing Amelia Thimble on her cuteness. She is blushing! Yesterday I didn’t need to wish for blue skies and sunshine–it was a picture perfect day. I hope yours was too, and today also. Enjoy your Thursday, Terri. ❤

      1. Terrigirl2019

        The weekdays are quite busy Cindy, but I love coming to visit you ! Its relaxing, like sitting down with a glass of wine! Aww Amelia Thimble is so welcome! We had blue skies and humidity the last 2 days, It is warmer than August! Happy Friday my Friend, Terri xo.

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