I finally ponied up and bought the Sienna Dress Pattern from Lil Blue Boo! I've been admiring it for quite some time and after reading about the Lil Blue Boo/ Dharma Trading Challenge I decided to jump in. I must admit that I'm a novice when it comes to sewing knits and have never used fabrics paints or screen printing techniques. The sewing was no problem, but I was a little intimidated about the painting. As a baby step, I bought a few colors of fabric paint and made a heart stencil from freezer paper. It ironed on beautifully and I brushed on the paint with a foam brush. Turned out pretty cute, huh?! I can't wait to show it to Mallory in the morning. She could hardly keep her hands out of the paint when I was working on the hearts :)
I have some more ideas about embellishments for other dresses I want to make. I'm excited to share them with you in the days & weeks to come. I would highly recommend this pattern. It was well written and included many hints about sewing knits and step-by-step pictures. Why not try something new and join the challenge, too!