Pattern Review: Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, via natandgang.com

 

 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.

 Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, via natandgang.com

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

 

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

 

 

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

Pattern  The Matinée Dress and Peplum Top by Jennuine Design

Size 5

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!

Color Block Version of the Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design, Sewn by La gang à Nat

 

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14 thoughts on “Pattern Review: Matinée Dress by Jennuine Design

  1. Wow! I love the color blocking on this dress, and I’m so happy Alix is excited about her dress! Thanks so much for joining the tour – it’s been so much fun seeing all the variations and all the happy little girls!

    1. Jenn, thank you so much for asking me to be part of the tour. This is truly a beautiful pattern that I know I will be making many more times. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with my friend, as your talent abounds!!!

      Natalie
      XX

    1. Hi Mie! Thank you so much for sweet comment… and I noticed you pinned one of my images… you rock!!! 🙂

      Natalie
      XX

    1. Shannon,
      Thank you so much! And the design is quite beautiful indeed… I can’t wait to see what else Jennuine Design comes up with!!

      Natalie
      XX

  2. Oh, colorblocking is such a genius idea with this design!And the color combination you chose is stunning. In addition to the knit version that I can’t wait to sew up, color blocking version is now a must! Or maybe a color blocked knit Matinee… Hmmm.. Now that’s an idea…

  3. I love the way you incorporated the band at the front into you colour block scheme so it doesn’t even look like a band at the front. Clean, clever, colour block perfection.

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