Make It Perfect Joey Dress

I tested a fantastic new pattern recently – you may have seen a few popping up in blog land, it’s the Joey dress by Make It Perfect.



The Joey Dress is a super comfy (so Miss A tells me) and super easy to put together knit dress. The cute kangaroo pocket is a big hit and I love how the ribbing adds a pop of colour.

This cute little pocket, for keeping little hands warm and storing dandelions. Embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t know, until I started reading sewing blogs, that this pocket was called a kangaroo pocket. And I live in Australia….

is it just me? is this a term that is more common in the US than here? Aussies – help me out here?!!?

Ha ha, anyway, cute pocket πŸ™‚



I used a knit with a small wool percentage for the dress, so it’s great for the cooler weather. It also has great layering potential. Having said that, the pattern also has a short sleeve option and this, paired with a lighter knit, would make a fantastic warm weather version. For proof, check out Teresa’s cute Joey dress.

Toni’s kids patterns come in two size ranges 0-5 years and 6-10 years. This is the first kids pattern of hers that I have made. I found the layout and instructions to be up there with the best of them. I sent about one line of feedback during the test – not because I’m a lazy tester, I was doing my best to find issues, but seriously, there were hardly any. This lady knows how to put a pattern together.

I love the simplicity of the pattern – it’s super quick and would make a great beginner project.



Spring has arrived here in Australia and it was so great to be able to get out and about again for photos

and to make some wishes πŸ˜‰



  1. I love it…and I call it a kangaroo pocket too! πŸ™‚ I definitely agree with you that this is a great pattern and my girl loves it! I definitely need to make her more dresses out of knit fabric!

  2. This is so cute Renee! And knit with a little wool…..nice!! πŸ™‚
    Your daughter makes the cutest dandelion blower ever!!

  3. I hadn’t heard the term until I moved to the US. And even then, I hadn’t heard the term until, hmmm… 3 months ago? I don’t think I really called it anything when I was in Australia!

  4. Love this dress. Another one I think I need in my size bc it’s so comfy looking! And I don’t think I knew it was called that either until reading sewing blogs but I was never super fashion-forward so I’m not a good judge πŸ™‚

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