Perennial Princess

Made for Riley Kish by CarlaC

This is Riley's first year to help out in the garden.  She is learning how to dig holes, pull up weeds, and give the plants a drink.  Riley's favorite garden job is picking lots of pretty flowers for Grandma.

Riley's wrap-style dress is made from a sweet lavender pindot fabric.  It is edged with crisp white lace, and is fully lined with lightweight white cotton.   

A spray of purple coneflowers, an all-time favorite perennial, are hand-embroidered in silk ribbon on the bodice and skirt of the dress. 

The dress fastens at the waist with a loop and glass bead closure. 

Riley's visor is essential for keeping the hot July sun out of her eyes.  It is handmade from straw braid, and ties in the back with a light purple ribbon.

And speaking of essential, garden clogs are a must for keeping the mud off of Riley's feet (and out of Grandma's living room)!  They are handmade from fun foam, and fit nice and snug on Bethany's feet.

A pair of crisp capri pantlets peek out from underneath the dress.  They are made from a white-on-white quilter's print and are trimmed with a fun floral lace. 

Riley's handpainted shovel is included