I was soooo lucky enough to be chosen as a tester for Jenn of A Jennuine Life‘s first pattern, Matinee Dress and Peplum Top pattern.
I first saw this dress on her blog, when Jenn became one of the candidates for Project Run & Play, was it three seasons ago, I think, and I was so amazed by the dress she made. It was so beautiful and I’ve been admired it since then.
So, how could I not signed up for testing? I made a sleeveless peplum version for my older daughter, A.
The Matinée Dress and Peplum Top features a bateau neckline with a plunging open back. There are several options for customization: cap sleeves, a contrasting hem band, and dress or peplum lengths. It comes in sizes 12 months – 8 years old.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know A is a super skinny girl. She is 5 yrs old now and has 5T length and 2T width. I should have thought about that when I signed up for testing. This top turned out a bit wide on her.
I needed to lap over the sash much more than intended and ended up add one button there. Next time, I really need to choose right size for her, yes, 5T length and 2T width!
I used an yellow eyelet fabric I got from JoAnn’s remnants rack. This was the first time to sew with eyelet fabric for me, I didn’t have any idea what to use for lining. I asked to the tester group and they gave me some great suggestions.
I ended up using this white fabric which has pink and orange polka dots. Isn’t this combination cute? And both fabric came from JoAnn’s remnants rack 😉
The pattern will be regularly $10, but Jenn is offering a discount for the release through Friday. On Etsy the code is MATINEE20, and since Craftsy doesn’t utilize coupon codes, the listing is at $8.