Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Easter Sewing Week: MCM Studio Designs Gertie Dress

Hello all!  This is Linda from MCM Studio Designs.

This week I'm excited to share with the Betties for Easter Sewing week.  There will be lots of great patterns this week, so I hope you will stop back by again later this week.

The pattern that I chosen to spotlight this week is my Gertie's Soda Shop Dress.

Dress and photo by Vicki Hibbins of Bishy Barnababes

It's a great choice for Easter because it has two sleeve options.  If you live in the northern part of the US like I do, you know that sometimes we still need a little bit of sleeve in the early spring.  The Gertie pattern gives you the choice of either long or short sleeves so that you can make the length that is perfect for you.

Dress and photos by Cynthia Heng

Dress and photos by Essence Underwood

You also have the chance to try a different technique.  I have provided easy instructions for Madeira appliqué which is used for the collar portion of the dress. 

Dress and photo by Vicki Hibbins of Bishy Barnababes

Options for either a scalloped or round collar as well as scalloped or straight sleeve cuffs are available as well.

Dresses and photos by Kimberly McQueen and Camilla DeBruin

The difference is in the details.  Princess seams, cuffed sleeves, button down front, and tab detail in the back.  Don't worry, if you don't like buttons, snaps can be used in their place. 

Dress and photos by Candice Ayala

If the Gertie dress isn't your choice I hope that you will consider visiting my website and see if another of my patterns is more to your liking.  All of them will be 25% off at my website and prices will be reduced at Craftsy and you can use coupon code ESW2016 for 25% off at Etsy as well. The sale will run through Saturday March 12th.

Thanks for looking and please enter for a chance to win a free copy of the Gertie's Soda Shop Dress pattern by commenting below.  The winner will be drawn on Thursday, March 10.

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  1. This dress looks lovely, Linda! It looks like it fits so well!

  2. One of the nicest girls patterns I've ever seen! I love the design details.

    1. This is really nice! Thank you for sharing this with me! !

  3. The Gertie dress is so cute! Love the details.

  4. This pattern is so cute! It has a lot of details that are really different from a lot of the patterns in my collection.

  5. I love the dress. It's so cute!

  6. Sleeves! Thank you, thank you, thank you! oh did I say thank you?

    It is so hard to find a little girls pattern with sleeves!
    And this one is super cute to boot!

  7. I initially discovered your patterns through the January Scavenger Hunt. I love the classic and clean look of your patterns.

  8. Thank you to all of you for reading and for the sweet comments. :) I appreciate them so much.


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