I've just got past the ruched waistband. The pattern called for 3.00mm needles and I only had 3.25 so I don't think it's quite as ruched as it should be but it looks ok. I'm also a little concerned it will be too small as my gauge is a bit off but I tried it on my similar sized 5 year old over his thick school jumper and there was still enough room so should be fine!!
Now, as it's a Christmas present I can't work on it when my daughter is around because it's supposed to be a surprise. Therefore I have cast on another Bloom dress for Ava using some "precious" yarn that I bought years ago and have been waiting for the right pattern for. The colourway is Strawberry Fields Forever by Zenstring and I love it. I'm not sure yet if I will do the lace pattern or not, depends whether it shows up right with the yarn. I think it should be ok though.
*sigh* I so love this yarn :-) The dress will also be for Christmas but I don't think Ava is going to mind having seen it before!
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