Matinee Dress and Peplum Top PDF Pattern

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Please note ** This listing is for a downloadable PDF sewing pattern and tutorial, not for a finished garment**

The Matinée Dress and Peplum Top features a pseudo bateau neckline with a plunging open back. A simple sash at the empire waistline adds interest and closes the middle back. There are several options for customization: cap sleeves, a contrasting hem band, and dress or peplum lengths. Perfect for some afternoon entertainment - a matinée if you will! Sizes 12 months through 8 years.

This pattern is delivered via immediate download as a 31-page PDF file which features detailed illustrated diagrams, thorough step by step instructions, and guidance to help perfect the fit for a well-fitted final garment. All pattern pieces are full-sized and include seam allowances. Dimensions are given for skirt pieces. The bodice is fully-lined and all seams are finished or enclosed for a professional result.

Recommended fabrics include light to medium weight cotton or cotton blends such as lawn, voile, shirting, double gauze, poplin, linen or linen/cotton blends, or quilting cotton. Specialty fabrics like satin or taffeta can be used with more care in sewing.

** A special feature of this pattern is the addition of layers, providing the ability to print only the size(s) desired.

Average review
I really love this dress. I am, however, more of a beginner (have made quite a few dresses, but not quite at intermediate status). This one was a bit tougher for me, as I had to measure out the fabric for some parts, instead of just having the whole thing in PDFs. Although, it was harder, I still was able to complete a dress that turned out ok. However, because of this experience, I specifically look for patterns with FULL pdf patterns until I am a bit more experienced.
Aug 6, 2014 by Tiffany Hering
So excited to finally get a chance to make this top! I can't wait to see how it turns out! :)
Jun 11, 2014 by teresa lamora
Great pattern with lots of cool little bells and whistles.
Jun 11, 2014 by Jammie Tanton
I'm half way through the pattern & find the instructions clear & easy to follow. I like that there aren't 80+ pages that need to be printed & taped. The only thing I've struggled with so far is sewing the armholes, the cap sleeves keep getting in the way.
Apr 29, 2014 by Jade
Love this pattern! The design is so unique and the pattern is really well-made. I made the peplum version and the fit is so cute! I highly recommend this pattern/designer!
Apr 29, 2014 by shellygoelz

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