Sunday, April 20, 2014

Matinee Pattern Tester Blog Tour

Matinee Dress by nest full of eggs
 During Kid's Clothes Week I had the pleasure of pattern testing the Matinee Dress by Jennifer from A Jennuine Life.

What a sweet dress this is. I am a huge fan of this style with it's plunging open back and simple sash.

Matinee Dress by nest full of eggs
 There are several options:
  • sleeveless or cap sleeve dress
  • with or without pockets
  • contrasting hem
  • peplum top

I sewed up a sleeveless dress with pockets.

Matinee Dress by nest full of eggs
 Project details
Pattern: Matinee Dress (available is sizes 12-18M to 8) by Jennifer from A Jennuine Life
Size: 6
1.5 yards light blue polka dot fabric "PaintBox" by Cyndia Rowley for Michael Miller Fabrics
4 inches light pink cotton
.5 yard light blue 100% cotton voile (for the bodice lining)
Notions: 3 pink buttons
Matinee Dress by nest full of eggs
 Some things I really liked about the Matinee pattern:
  • The clean finish seams on the skirt.
  • All seams are enclosed or finished, giving the interior a very polished and professional look.
  • Some of the pattern pieces are given in dimensions rather than pattern pieces.
  • The placement of items are given as a measurement instead of a marking on the pattern piece.
  • It comes with different sized pockets for the different sizes.
  • Images are given for every step.
  • The pattern and the instructions are really well done.

Matinee Dress by nest full of eggs
I really like the one Jennifer made, where in place of the sash she added ribbons in the back. I want to make one that way, too.

The Matinee pattern will be regularly $10, but Jennifer is offering a discount of $2 off for the release through Friday.  On Etsy the code is MATINEE20, and since Craftsy doesn't utilize coupon codes, the listing is at $8.

Have fun sewing your Matinee!