Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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Am I here...On a real blogging tour...Why yes I am!  How fun for me!  Well actually it makes me a little nervous because the sewing is a whole lot of fun, but when it gets to writing about it...I feel a little silly.  I am never sure if I am making any since or sounding like a silly person.  So I really hope I do not sound soo silly because this is a pattern I really want to make some since about!

I recently had the opportunity to test the Matinee Dress by Jenn from A Jennuine Life.   And to be honest I do not think I could have been more excited to have the opportunity!   You may have seen a few examples out in the blogging and Facebook world, but I would guess you are about to see a bunch more because this pattern is going to be a big HIT...A Home Run if you will : ) I know, I know if you have read my blog before I am always praising the patterns I test.  And it's true, so far I have loved each and every one, at least that I have blogged about.  But this one is a little more special to me.  I guess because this is her first pattern and yes I knew the dress would be cute, but I did not realize it would be this gorgeous or that the instructions would probably be the best illustrated and well written instructions I have ever read and that is a promise! 

Urg, I so wish I could have gotten a few pics at the movie theater.  Wouldn't of that been cute : ).  I accidentally had signed up in a size to big for Mila so I had miss E do a little modeling for me.  Last year she was my main modeling gal, so it was fun to snap more pictures of her.

Hmmm... Maybe I should talk about and show you a few more photos of the dress.  OK, I think I will use some of Jenn's actual words because they make a little more since than I could put it-

"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."
Oh, and here is an option I have never seen before, you can print just the size you need, if you want
 : ).  

The back of the dress is maybe my favorite part!

I posted this picture on Facebook a week or so back and it received so much attention.  I heard allot of "what pattern is that" "where can I get this"  Well I am happy to tell you, you can pick it up NOW.  Grab your pattern here.  And you can grab them for a limited time at a discount.  On Craftsy the pattern is already discounted and on Etsy use the code MATINEE20 for 20% off.

And here is another great deal-  Jenn's sponser is offering a 10% discount in her Etsy shop on all purchases in honor of Jenn's pattern release.  So pick up some cute fabric to go along with this pretty cute pattern, just use the code- HOORAYFORMATINEE

Alright, I need to share a few of Mila in her Matnee dress as well.  I loved the pattern so much I made Mila a Matinee Easter dress.  For Mila's Easter dress I added a second skirt that was a little more gathered than the top layer.  

Can you tell I love Gold!
Thanks for viewing, Kim



  1. Thanks so much Kim! I just love the fabrics you chose to make your dresses and both your models are so stinkin' adorable!

    1. Thanks Jenn : ), the dresses turned out really great I think!

  2. Awesome fabric choices, they turned out super cute :)

  3. You did a wonderful job, Kim!! Thanks for sharing....