Today I’m sharing one version (of like a billion versions possible) of the Endless Dress by Jocole.
Disclaimer: I was offered a pattern for free for this tour but I already owned this pattern and really wanted to sew up a dress for Silly Bean’s birthday and this one had the options I needed!
I haven’t been sewing much for Silly Bean lately but her birthday was coming up and she requested a new dress. It had to have puffy sleeves (aka princess sleeves) and be pink. I let her choose the fabric and I went through all the options in the Endless dress until I found the one I wanted.
As you can see in this blog post here on the Jocole website, the Endless dress has so many options that you can make over a 1000 different dresses from the same pattern. Combine it with options from some of their other patterns and that number increases even more!
The Endless dress on it’s own includes (taken from the Jocole site):
A timeless and classic style dress with a peter pan collar, or 2 different necklines, fully lined empire or waist length bodice.
3 Sleeve length options: short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves
Tunic Length or Knee Length Gathered Skirting
Button or Snap closure at center back.
Add-On Options: Volume 1 is included for even *more* options:
Chevron Bodice, Bib Front, Sleeveless Bodice, Sash and Banded Skirting
Ribbon Bow, Applique and Freezer Paper Stencil Embellishments
I wanted the princess sleeves so I needed to take the sleeves from the Everyday Princess top. Simple enough since I owned that pattern as well already!
I sewed the size 4 width with the size 6 length. My just-turned-6-year-old has a 21″ chest measurement which technically puts her in the size 3 but she has broadish shoulders so I size up for them. She’s also slightly above average in height for her age but I probably could have gotten away with the size 5 length, as I ended up taking a few inches off after I tried it on her the first time.
Note: the dress isn’t as gathered as it should be since I realized when I went to cut the skirt out that I didn’t have quite enough fabric. But I had already done the bodice and she had her heart set on this fabric so I had to make do.
She loves her dress!
The patterns comes in sizes newborn to 14 plus 18″ doll, so your little girls can match their dollies!
Fabric: Lecien Little Red Riding Hood that I had purchased from Mama Made and Beautiful (I think!) a while back.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Which version of the Endless dress would you sew?
Be sure to check out all of the stops on this tour!
Feb 8- Larissa from Connected By a Thread
Feb 9- Tibeca from Sewing by Ti
Feb 10- Robin from My Little Lady & Gentleman
Feb 11- Patricia from Sew Far North
Feb 12- Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
Feb 16- Amy from Wally and Grace