Another pretty little dress exited my sewing room lately, to the great delight of 4 year old Alix.
This is the Matinée Dress by Jennifer of Jennuine Design. It’s a beautiful design with a striking back bodice.
Pattern The Matinée Dress and Peplum Top by Jennuine Design
Chosen options Dress length, no sleeves, modified to create a colour-blocked bodice (both front and back bodice patterns pieces were sliced at the same level as the band, with seam allowances added)
Fabric Various remnants, second hand or hand me down fabrics from my sewing stash
Comments Jennifer is a graduate of Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop and it shows. The pattern itself is impeccable and the instructions beautifully illustrated. I have to admit that I am becoming quite partial to illustrated tutorials (instead of photo images). It brings them up a notch and is much easier on the eyes. This is, without a doubt, a professional pattern.
I had first spotted the Matinéee dress over a year ago on Project Run and Play and it was love at first sight. I drooled over the beautiful back bodice and printed out an image of the dress to hang in my sewing room for inspiration. You can imagine my excitement when I heard that Jennifer was transforming her amazing design into a PDF pattern. HAD TO HAVE IT! Huge thumbs up on this pattern… and the possibilities are endless. I chose a dressier look but am dying to try it in ponte or a cotton bodice paired with a chiffon skirt. Lots of colour/fabric/pattern options!
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