Thankyou for your lovely comments and excitement on Facebook, Instagram and the blog about my new patterns, Skippy & Joey. I'm excited to see you guys take these patterns and turn them into great dresses for yourselves and your girls!
The Skippy dress pattern was actually written up over 3 months ago, and in that time I've had a chance to make quite a few variations for myself, sisters and friends. This is one of my favourites.
I'm a sucker for prints and patterns in fabric. For kids, this is great, but clothing for myself requires a bit of thought and planning to create a garment that incorporates my favourite prints but doesn't look like it belongs to a little kid! This Lillestoff raindrops print is one of my absolute favourite jersey knits and I've been saving it for a special occasion.
These kangaroo pockets are becoming a favourite of mine too. I can easily stash my keys in them during school drop off with Harvey on my hip and I find it comfortable to have a pocket to stuff my hands in too.
The gathered sleeves add a pretty touch too, taking the Skippy dress to another level and giving you the chance to create much more than just a tshirt-style dress.
For Lil's Joey dress, I choose a fun print for the main dress and sleeve pieces, but used a solid hot pink for all of the trims.
I love how the solid pink breaks up the busy print and adds a bit of extra detail to the dress.
Make It Perfect, Skippy pattern
Make It Perfect, Joey pattern
Lillestoff raindrops jersey knit
Charcoal jersey knit
Pink triangles on grey jersey knit
Solid hot pink jersey knit