It's been a few weeks since my last post, and that's not because I haven't been crafting, it's just that we have had a break away to recharge the batteries, then returned to find that the world has suddenly become all Christmas-focussed, and I feel like I've been catching my breath ever since ... anyone else feel like that at this time of year?
Anyway, my beautiful niece had her 5th birthday party a couple of weekends ago, and what better way to celebrate than to have a rainbow party. As she gave Bethany the invitation to her party, she made it very clear that Bethany was to come dressed in "rainbow clothes". Well, when given a challenge like that this Mummy just can't help herself ... I just had to think of something to make.
I did a bit of an online search and found this gorgeous Lollipop dress. I haven't sewn much with knit fabrics yet, and really want to give it a good hot go. I also loved that it seemed like a really quick project. So off I went in search of some "rainbow" knit fabric to make this little beauty. I went to my local fabric store, but they had absolutely nothing in rainbow-y style in knit fabrics. (PLEASE can anyone give me details of a good online shop or a local (Sydney, Australia) shop that sells good quality knit fabrics?) Very disheartened and with absolutely no idea what I would do instead, I just started to wander aimlessly around the store. I had a look at some cotton fabrics and some poly-cottons, which both had cute rainbow stripy or spotty designs, but I really wasn't feelin' the love.
Oh, and I AM going to try the Lollipop dress out too sometime this summer ... just have to find the perfect knit fabric first!!