Signature Dress by Go To Patterns

I love a versatile sewing pattern, and the Signature Dress by Go To Patterns might just be my new favorite.  It is the first pattern that Andrea, of The Train To Crazy, has released in her new shop, and with 3 lengths, 7 sleeve options, 4 styles of pockets, and many other design options, there are literally hundreds of ways to customize your perfect dress.


For Ruby's dress, I choose the maxi length, a flutter sleeve, a shirred waist, and inset pockets.  She is on the robust side, so I cut the 3T size in the 2T length, and the fit is just perfect.  The Signature Dress comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years(!), so I know I'll be using this pattern for a long time to come.


This is the first long dress in Ruby's wardrobe, and she really loves it - apparently anything in this length qualifies as a "princess dress."  At first I was a little apprehensive about sewing a maxi dress for a two year old who spends 75% of her waking hours falling down, but she ran around in the dress all day yesterday and it didn't cause any problems.  Hooray!


She especially loves those pockets - especially when I stuff them with a few jelly beans as a photo bribe (not that they work particularly well ... do you notice a theme of back turned, head down shots in this post?  I really need to find a more cooperative model).


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15 comments:

kristin said...

oh so cute, jill! i think i'm gonna need to make the maxi version too - it's just so stylish!

mellywoods5 said...

I love this and I could make matching dresses for my 10& 2 year olds.

Amanda said...

I am so glad to see you make a maxi. I just made a GO To dress this weekend for my 4 year old and made the exact dress you did but I choose the regular length just cause I wasn't sure how a maxi would work for the small crowd! Definitely making a maxi next! Why it is that a long dress is automatically a princess dress, same thing at my house! :)

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Your dress turned out so cute!!! I made a Maxi with the Ruffle sleeve and inset pockets, so very similar to yours, but it looks totally different! I think that is what is so great with this pattern, very versatile.

Rachel said...

That's adorable!

Christina said...

She is SO cute! And the dress is just precious.

The Henrich Family said...

robust?! I need to get my hands on that Ruby. Come see us.

Jenny said...

On the robust side? I just had a baby last week and I'm stealing that line for myself. The dress is so darling I can't stand it.

Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Can't wait to make mine! Funny, as many combinations as there are - this was the exact one I was going to make first - and my daughter has that Curious George too - and at 2 years old, she wouldn't put it down!

Jenny said...

Very cute dress and model! Do you think I'd need a serger to sew this knit dress?

Celeste said...

That's funny. I have seen this dress on a few other blogs - but this is the first time I thought, "I need this pattern!" It looks so cute and comfy. Your daughter must just be so cute she talked me into it.

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

Can we have a grown up version? :)

Amy Davis King said...

Ok, so I have been watching all the versions of the "Go To" Signature Dress patterns during the blog tour, and each time I think one is my favorite, I have a new favorite!! Love the maxi length and shirred waist of your version. Can't wait to make some of my own versions for my daughter!!

Маргарита said...

Принцесса!!! )))

sultan Aslam gill said...

this dress is cute and i want to it10 Send gift to Pakistan from USA