Thursday, January 23, 2014

pattern review - jocole endless dress

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


  1. I have this same material! I love what you did with it.

    1. This is the second time I used this fabric and I loved it both times! Although the plaid really doesn't run on the straight of grain very well, so it's not always the easiest to work with :)

  2. OO how adorable, a bit scared myself working with stripes and lining them up, I love this pattern the ideas are endless, you have a lovely little munchkin! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

    1. I think stripes are easier than most people think. Try sewing with them and you might be pleasantly surprised!