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.
Difficulty level: Confident Beginner – able to make buttonholes and gather evenly.
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 width and length 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 inclusion of layers, providing the ability to print only the size(s) desired. All, one, or any combination of the nested pattern pieces can be printed to customize to your needs.