Endless Dress by Jocole

Today we are sharing ever adorable Endless Dress by Jocole.  If one of my main requirements in a pattern is versatility, this one fits the bill and then some!  With sizing from doll to 14y, and a gazillion options (I think Jodi calculated over 700 possible variations of this dress); this is a pattern to add to your collection and use for years to come.

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Here is Kara to share two of the versions she has made so far...


Jocole Endless Soiree Dress Pattern Review

By Kara Orr

Not only do I get to review the Endless Dress by Jocole, I got lucky enough to test this gorgeous dress.

The size range is from doll to 14.  I must make the doll version to match this one!  I would say this pattern is an advanced beginner pattern because of the collar and buttons/buttonholes.  The dress really is not very difficult to sew, but you do need a little sewing knowledge.  The pattern gives great instructions so that if you are willing to learn, you would be just fine.

She's not pouting about the dress, promise!  The dress can be made in tunic or knee length.  I chose to make a collared, empire length, banded skirt with a sash dress.  Shew!  Did you get all that?  

The name of this dress really holds true, the combinations are endless. The pattern includes instructions for empire waist and waist length bodice, knee length and tunic length, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and sleeveless, and collar.  Wow!  I am impressed!  There are all kinds of variations you could make with those basic pieces.  There is also an add on pack to purchase that gives you more options.

The printed pattern pieces go together very quickly.  The measurements for the skirt and sash are given, so there is no printing for those pieces.  The sash is one of the variations, such an easy addition!  Doesn't she look happy???

There is a button closure in the back but you can also use snaps.  A button placement guide is included, that was very exciting for me.  

 I made a second version in knit and shortened it a little to be a top.  The instructions make the piecing for the chevron very easy and the technique is something I will use again.  I also made my dresses sleeveless, but there are pieces and instructions for adding full sleeves.

Something that I really like about Jocole patterns is that the fit is highly customizable.  If you can measure, you can get a good fit.  For example, you could make a size 4 bodice with a size 2 length or a size 5 length with a size 3 bodice.  You get the picture.  You don't have to guess or estimate because the measurements are broken down for you, making the process simple.  It is nice to be able to make exactly the size I need for my little because sometimes that is not easy

Instructions for making a knit dress are not included, but the concept is still very much the same.  I didn't need buttons for this version, it just slips over her head.

Jocole is a company that has a reputation for great patterns and The Endless Soiree Dress is no different, a well written pattern with very nice pattern pieces.

I let this little girl choose the exact dress she wanted because who can resist that face?