For some reason in the middle of Winter, this watermelon fabric was speaking to me. Perhaps it was the extra cold weather and mega frosty mornings that were getting to me and I wanted something bright and cheery and reminiscent of Summer to get me through. The watermelon fabric did the trick and this new Joey dress was born.
I think it is one of my favourite Joey creations to date – I mean, who doesn’t want a dress with watermelons plastered all over it? Every girl’s wardrobe needs a couple of Joey dresses in it. They are cute and comfy and the ability to mix and match fabric combinations means that you can customise your creations to be truly unique.
My favourite thing about a knit dress though? NO IRONING NECESSARY! Straight from the clothesline, to the washing pile, to the cupboard. Big tick in my book!
SUPPLIES: Make It Perfect, Joey sewing pattern // Watermelon knit jersey from Ixat // Hot pink jersey
Here’s another installment of the Skippy & Joey Hop – check out these beauties!!
Gail from Probably Actually used some new Art Gallery knits to make this fun and fresh Joey for her daughter. She was trying to look for a coordinating solid contrast for some accent pieces but I quite like the subtlety that using a single fabric gives, don’t you?
Sanae Ishida has done it again and hit the jackpot with this stunning indigo abstract print Skippy. It’s the perfect balance between sophisticated and casual and is so flattering on her.
I love the pop of contrast aqua that Cherie from You & Mie has used on this pretty floral Joey for her cute daughter. Cherie added a band of fabric to the bottom of the skirt instead of hemming – another pretty detail!
Abbey from Sew Charleston has used her Skippy pattern to make a top. I’m absolutely completely sold (in fact, I may have sewn two up last night!) and how about the awesome combination of polka dots and florals – total win!
Eeek! Frances from Miss Matatabi has used this amazing quilted knit fabric for her daughter’s Joey dress. Doesn’t it look super cosy? And that colour is great too – a pop of fun for dreary days!
Hope you love them as much as I do! I’ll be back with more soon and in the meantime, if you would like sew these dresses for yourself you can purchase them here:
Hoppity-hop! I’ve got some sensational dresses to share in the Skippy and Joey Hop today!
Ruby from Zaaberry was another of my awesome pattern testers and she teamed bright pink srtipes with a few little black accents to make this comfy Joey for her daughter:
I let out a little “so cool” gasp when Kirsty from Top Notch shared her Skippy. Isn’t it the perfect look for a fresh Spring dress?
Sophie from C’est La Vie had a fun librarian-themed photo shoot with her daughter showing off her gorgeous vibrant blue Joey:
Make sure you head over to Sanae Ishida pronto because her daughter is wearing the two coolest Joey dresses around! Love the sport stripes and although I’m not usually one for animal print fabric, this leopard print may have won me over!
And Teri from Fa Sew La has used some fresh grass green jersey to make herself this lovely Skippy. Terri is 18 weeks pregnant too…I was wondering how the Skippy dress would work with a pregnant belly bump – doesn’t she look great?!
I hope you love them as much as I do! I’ll be back with more soon and in the meantime, if you would like sew these dresses for yourself you can purchase them here:
I’m back with some more great dresses (and a top!) in the Skippy & Joey Hop!
Renee from Nearest the Pin was one of my pattern testers and I love the simplicity of the grey with emerald green trim she used in her daughter’s Joey dress.
Kirsten from Skirt As Top sewed her little cutie a Joey dress to wear to her first day at school! The polka dots are pretty awesome and you can’t help but feeling happy when you see her daughter’s crazy funniness in the photoshoot!
Sisko by Mieke made herself a Skippy top. She started out sewing a dress, but ended up leaving the skirt part off and I’m feeling inspired to do the same! Oh, and the cool thumb holes in the sleeves – awesome!