Hello! It’s been a while! All I can say is, it’s a good thing I say yes occasionally to blog tours or I might never have an excuse to pull out my sewing machine these days.
This sassy chica is sporting her latest favorite dress to wear, the Joey Dress. It’s a pattern from Make It Perfect and it’s just awesome (I made their Coastal Breeze dress recently as well—see HERE). It’s the perfect play dress for an active girl like Bailey. I really enjoyed sewing this dress. It only took me about an hour and 15 minutes to complete from cutting to sewing. I love results like these with little effort!
The pattern comes in the Little Joey (size 0-5 years) and the Big Joey (size 6-10). I made Bailey the size 7 and added about an inch to the bottom hem, just to make sure she’d have plenty of length for the next year she wears it. She just turned 6 but she has a lot of dresses that fit her right now, so I wanted to make sure this would fit her for a while.
You can tell that she likes the dress. So many funny poses she comes up with. :)
The pattern is clear with polished instructions which make it very easy to understand. The only thing I changed was the hem line mentioned above, and I also took off a little over 1/2” total on the neckband. I wanted to make sure that it didn’t gap away from the body.
There is also an adult version of this dress! It’s called the Skippy. And speaking of adult, who told this girl she could look so old in the picture below?!
Alright, back to the zombie walking. We’re good now ;). Just FYI, the pattern also comes with a cowl neck option, as well as different sleeve lengths, so you could get multiple dresses that look different from each other if you play around with the options. Love it!
The true test: did she take it off when we got home from taking pictures? Nope! She threw on some skinny jeans under it and wore it the rest of the day. And it looks adorable with skinny jeans underneath! It’d make a great tunic! I can’t wait to layer it for fall once we hook Bailey up with some boots.
As always, thanks for stopping by!