the Matinee Dress Tour

Check out this perfect dress with a peplum skirt that is perfect for sassing around and showing off!

Jenn from A Jennuine Life released her first pattern this week!  It’s the Matinee Dress!

I was a lucky lady in her testing group!  Not only did I meet Jenn, a great mom-blogger-designer, but I also met some great sewing ladies in her pattern group – virtually of course.  We tested the pattern, Jenn edited, we reviewed, Jenn polished, and out came this wonderful pattern for girls.

The bateau top… the fancy back line… the gathered skirt… the cap sleeves… and the buttons and sash… oh my!  I adore this look on the little girls! 

Such a unique style… and the pattern offers so many options to change it up, either the dress style or the peplum style.  With or without cap sleeves.  With or without the hem band.  AND then you can sass it up with different fabrics and show off cool buttons.

I tested the peplum style with the cap sleeves.  I found the layouts to be easy to work with, and the sewing to be straight forward.  And the result, I think, is super good looking!  There were so many admirers, especially of the unique design of the back with the buttoned sash.

And the daughter LOVED IT… she wore it 3 days in a row – happily for me, it washes up nice 🙂

After I tested the peplum, and saw the gorgeously-cute dresses from the other ladies, I knew I had to sew up a dress too.

The pattern is for sizes 12 months thru 8 years.  Jenn has gone the extra mile to include layers in the PDF pattern printing so that you can simply print the size you want… if you haven’t worked with a layered pattern before, once you try this one, you will agree layers ROCK!

Jenn has included details to get the perfect fit for your girl, even if your girl needs a combination of sizes to accommodate a smaller torso or longer legs, or vice-versa.

The instructions include amazing illustrations with the step-by-step details for you to make your own Matinee Dress.  With her amazing talents and devotion, Jenn has created a professional pattern that you can purchase through her Etsy shop at Jennuine Design (use code MATINEE20 for a discount thru 4/25/2014, that’s tomorrow, so hurry!) or at Craftsy (discount priced thru 4/25/2014).

Be sure to visit A Jennuine Life to see more about the Matinee Dress Pattern… and to see the other amazing dresses from the testing group.

Thanks Jenn for all the testing fun!  And thanks y’all for visiting my blog!


If you ohhhh & awwww’ed over the Matinee Dress and Peplum, then leave me a comment to tell me so…

*** forgot to mention the POCKETS!  It’s that extra special detail from Jenn that makes this a dress that every girl loves!


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