Chasing Rainbows

It has been a busy week in the Smockerybee hive.  A little friend turned two this week and the party was on Saturday.  I decided weeks ago to make a dress for a present, and was perfectly on schedule to finish it in time until illness put me in bed for a week.  Since I recovered I have been racing to catch up, and managed to finish the dress on Thursday with a day to spare – phew!

Both Littlebees were very excited about the party, and determined to wear their new dresses (pictured in my last post).  The party was lovely and I am pleased to say that the dresses withstood a bouncy castle, a disco, lots of twirling and birthday cake!

For the birthday girl, inspired by the pretty multi-coloured polka-dots on the fabric, I decided to go for a bold, geometric pattern in rainbow colours.

I picked up the dark blue in the piping:

The finished dress has a generous hem to allow for growth and a button-belt that can be adjusted as needed (I prefer a short belt to a long sash or bow which can get in the way of play).

I hope the birthday girl likes it!