Polly’s Pretty Pocket Dress Sizes NB to 14 Kids and Dolls PDF Pattern

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 Pockets please!  Polly’s Pocket Dress is sure to please any pocket-loving girl!  The show stopping features on this dress are lined pockets and beautiful customized bias straps.  The dress can be made in all woven fabrics, or mix and match knits (as long as the bias is woven).  This dress is perfect for twirling summer fun, or layered to last through many seasons.  The bodice is fully lined without any enclosures.  

Don’t be intimidated by custom bias, check out this video tutorial that makes even a beginner excited to add this custom feature to this and many other projects.  Or skip this detail and you can easily use store-bought extra-wide bias tape.


Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

 *Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*


Here is what you receive:

  •  Measurements for sizes Newborn to 18/24 mos. and 2T to 14 kids.
  • FREE GIFT with purchase! Size 15" and 18" doll size!
  •  Two instant download patterns with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
  •  Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! 


 Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE
Polly’s Pretty Pocket Dress Sizes NB to 14 Kids and Dolls PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Janice Monteith on 28th Mar 2023

Pocket Dress

I loved this dress. I used 3 Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar fabrics. I turned out so cute. The instructions were perfect. I do not sew clothes often but you made this so easy to follow. Thank you.

Written by undefined on 15th Dec 2017

Too much gathering

While this dress is cute. I didn't like how much gathering I had to do that wasn't fun at all. But still everyone that see the dress loves it. I've change a few thing on the dress so I don't use to much fabric as I live in Australia and fabric is really expensive.

Written by Janet on 22nd Aug 2017

Best dress ever for a little girl that loves pockets!!!

My 2 year old loves having pockets to put stuff in but the pockets on most of her dresses are small and things fall out. Polly's is perfect because she can fill up the large pockets! The dress was also an easy and quick sew, I actually made her 2 the 1st day! Polly's is definitely our new favorite!

Written by Brandi on 2nd Sep 2016


Love it. Love the bodice (I did it in knit), love the skirt, love the pockets, love it all! The bodice is a perfect use for those last bits of custom knit. The pattern also gives instructions for making your own bias tape, which was new to me.

Written by Leigh Dudley on 1st Sep 2016


My little wants pockets on everything! This pattern is fantastically written and love the outcome. Pockets are the perfect size to shove all kinds of treasures in!

Written by Robyn Dodge on 1st Sep 2016

Perfect for a pocket lover!

Easy to sew and adorable to wear. My pocket loving girl gives it 2 thumbs way up high! Thank you CKC for another wonderful pattern!

Written by Mary Hawn on 10th Jun 2016

".... honey have you seen the remote control?"

I was surprised to see how many pieces were involved in this dress, most of them were just measurements which is a great way to save paper and ink by only having to print 1 page! The direction were clear with good pictures. I like that it can be woven and knit or just woven fabric. The pieces came together quickly and the dress is very cute. My daughter can't stop twirling and filling her generously sized pockets. "....honey, have you seen the car keys?"

Written by anneliese on 8th Jun 2016

perfect for toddlers

This dress was very quick and easy, but looks great on my daughter and she loves the huge pockets!

Written by Lucy Fullingim on 2nd Jun 2016


Love all the patterns I have ordered just can't see fast enough to get them all done, my sewing room looks like a bomb went off!!!❤️❤️q

Written by undefined on 2nd Jun 2016

Cute pockets

A cute pattern and simple to make (almost). I had a problem with the side panels and how they were to be distributed on each side of the bodice side seam. There was nothing mentioned in the instructions as to how to match them with the bodice. This may be a little hard to explain but the side panels do extend into the front and back of the bodice so must be even on both sides. No one could explain when I questioned this part of the pattern. I am not an inexperienced sewer . Anyway, I centered the panels with the seam in the bodice and then gathered the panels so that they would extend about 3 inches on each side of the bodice seam. That way they did match on both sides of the dress.

Written by alicia ramos on 1st Jun 2016

Polly's is our new favorite!

This dress was so easy to put together and has such a beautiful result! This will definitely be one I carry in my shop and I'll look forward to making every time!

Written by yesenia rivera on 1st Jun 2016

easy and fun

love this pattern for its fun pockets and how easy it is to sew