Today is just a quick review of the Jocole Endless Dress pattern that was released this week. I was going to save this post for later and do a tutorial for the bow at the waistband at the same time, but my Project Run & Play look for tomorrow uses this pattern, and I wanted to do a review of the basic pattern before showing the modified version :)
The Endless Dress pattern is wonderful. There are many, many (did I say many!) options including three sleeve lengths plus a sleeveless version, two bodice lengths (empire and waist), two skirt lengths (tunic and knee length), an optional collar and an entire add-on pack (included with pattern) with several more potential additions to the pattern! The toughest part of this pattern is figuring out what to make :)
I chose to use the waist length bodice with 3/4 sleeves and a tunic length skirt. The dress went together very easily and has a lovely fit. I found that is runs very true to size. Aside from the addition of the bow at the waist and the cuffs, I made no modification to the dress because honestly, none were needed :)
As I said above, I already used this pattern again for my PR&P look, and I have plans for at least two more ... and maybe more than that :) My favorite thing about this pattern is that it is a great basic with truly endless options to make it unique!
Plaid - Joann's
Bow/Cuffs - Cotton broadcloth
Pants - Cotton velour