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Joey, Make It Perfect, Skippy

.Skippy & Joey Hop.

Welcome to the last installment of the Skippy & Joey Hop! 
Vanessa from LBG Studio cropped the skirt of this Joey dress to make it a tunic length to wear with jeans – I really, really like! How about those big, bold florals too? Pretty!

Abby from Sew Much Ado has THE cutest little girl wearing THE cutest Joey! She used an unexpected print for little kid’s clothing and I think it looks fantastic, cute little cowl neck too!

Jane from The Drapery is ready for some Spring action in her cheery Skippy dress. Love her puffy, short sleeves. She used some Lillestoff knit – one of my favourites.

How awesome is this Joey made by Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home? Perfect print for a little girl – and she pulled out all the cool poses in these fun photos!

And Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch has produced the cosiest Skippy top around. She used some thick, fleecy sweater knit and paired it with a pretty lace knit. Isn’t it beautiful?

I’d love to send out a BIG thankyou to the wonderful ladies who took part in my Skippy & Joey Hop! So much awesome inspiration, I love seeing what others create with my patterns.

If you would like sew these dresses for yourself you can
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Joey, Make It Perfect, Skippy

.Skippy & Joey Hop.


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:


Joey, Make It Perfect, Skippy

.Skippy & Joey Hop.

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!

And I came across these little beauties from Kaya’s Kloset on Instagram and just had to share. When Johanna isn’t sewing clothes for herself and her daughter she keeps herself busy making the cutest baby shoes and slippers.

I hope you are feeling inspired! 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:


{For more inspiration, visit the first Hop post here!}
Joey, Make It Perfect, Skippy

.Skippy & Joey Hop.


It’s SPRING – yay! Although our Winter actually wasn’t that bad this year, it’s nice to look forward to sunshine and warmer days.

Over the month of September we are going to be celebrating the release of the two newest Make It Perfect patterns, Skippy & Joey with a blog tour…hopping our way around the world to check out some dresses made by talented sewers. First up in the Skippy & Joey Hop are a few of my pattern testers (click on the links to read and see more from each person)…

Teresa from Dandelion Drift sewed a Big Joey for her daughter who loves to wear anything sewn from knit fabric. I LOVE her fabric pairing – bright floral + skinny stripes are a winner!

Marnie from Horris & Deedle sewed her two year old a few Joey dresses – this lemon print?….awesome! And she modified the pattern slightly to add a hood for extra warmth.


I laugh everytime I see the pics of Marnie’s daughter with her pink sunnies, pushing her hands deep into the kangaroo pouch pockets of this striped Joey dress!!
Justine’s daughter was feeling a little camera-shy but looks adorable in her Joey dress. I love how Justine managed to cut the pocket from a scrap of knit fabric – what a great way to use up those little bits of knit fabrics you have lying around! See more at JustMeJay.

Peta from Etcetera or Whatever used this fabulous European knit to sew a Joey dress for her daughter. Doesn’t it look great?!

And finally, back to Marnie from Horris & Deedle with some more amazing dresses – this time for herself! I think this Skippy dress is my personal fave…such a lovely combination of blues and a very wearable everyday dress.

This dress is made from a combination of stretch lace with jersey lining – such a pretty dress and that scalloped hem creates a much more formal look.

And another one, this time sewn from merino wool (loooooove) with a lace applique detail around the neckline.

I hope you’ve loved seeing all of these dresses as much as I have! 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:

Joey, Make It Perfect

.A Winter weather Joey dress.

I’m back with another version of the Joey dress today. This one is made with long sleeves and a snuggly cowl neck. And you know how much we love our cowl necks around here!

This dress is really cosy, and that Heather Ross strawberry knit fabric is so soft and cuddly.


The hem of the long sleeves are bound with a strip of fabric, I like being able to use a contrast fabric for the binding for a more playful look – the contrast suits this particular dress nicely. The contrast fabric is a solid from Lillestoff. I can’t remember the name of it now, but it is a lovely deep plum colour.

The Joey pattern is avaliable at a bargain price of just $10 until 8pm tonight so get in quick if you want to save yourself some dollars! This is such a great dress – with short, 3/4, and long sleeve lengths it is definitley a pattern you can sew all year ’round!


Make It Perfect, Joey sewing pattern
Heather Ross, Briar Rose knit, Strawberry in lilac
Lillestoff solid plum