I loved this design when I first saw it, and knew it would be a great dress to add to Lola’s wardrobe. She’s still super tiny for her age, but has recently been growing too tall for many of her dresses (finally!).
I made the size 1, and it fits her to a T. I thought I may need to add length, but it was perfect on her which was great.
The pattern has a cute kangaroo pocket on the front, but I felt like that may be a little much with this fabric, so I left it off. It also helps it look a bit dressier for church I think. The main fabric is a ponte de roma from Girl Charlee, and was a dream to sew with! I used a navy spandex cotton blend from my stash for the accents.
I liked that the pattern has options for both a regular neck binding, or a cowl neck, which is what I chose.
There are also three sleeve length options, and I went for the half sleeve.
I wish I was more excited for Fall than I am – unfortunately in Seattle it means the rain is pretty much back for good until next July, which is kind of a bummer. But I’ll take any little bits of sunshine I can get, and enjoy the crunchy (read: soggy) leaves and chance to wear boots in the meantime! You can find all the Joey pattern details here!