Gingersnap Dress or Tunic from MCM Studio Designs

We're always excited to feature new designers on Pattern Revolution, and MCM Studio Designs is no exception! We're bringing you a review of her Gingersnap Dress and Tunic today, and we hope you like it as much as we do! I'm handing it over to Brianne and Melissa to show you their sweet versions of this great Fall and Winter wardrobe addition.

Hey-o!  Brianne here from Ali Cat & Co.

Today I have the Gingersnap Dress and Tunic from MCM (Merry Church Mouse) Studio Designs!

I haven't had a dress come together this well and fast in a while. Didn't have to use my seam ripper once! I adore the curved bodice and kimono style sleeves.

The Gingersnap dress is a beginner level dress with a simple button and loop closure. The kimono style bodice means no setting in sleeves. Cut to finish, the dress took me about 2 hours, including Facebook distractions.

Sizes: 2-6 (20" to 24" chest)

Since the Gingersnap dress is a 'pull over the head' dress, the chest is quite roomy.  You could size down one size.

Finished chest measurements by size:

2: 24"

3: 25"

4: 26"

5: 27"

6: 28"

Materials needed:

  • 1 to 2 yards of fabric depending on size and tunic verses dress length.  There is a handy chart breaking down the yardage down by size and bodice and dress/tunic.
  • thread
  • 1 button
  • few inches of ribbon or 1/4 elastic to make a small button loop.

We are pretty chilly here in Virginia.  The bodice fabric is Blend Maisie by Maude Asbury.  The dress fabric is a Lisette corduroy I picked up from the clearance rack at Joanns last year. I think this dress provides a great opportunity to mix and match fabric types.

Be sure to check out the other patterns by MCM Studio Designs!


Melissa here from Three Dutch Divas, with a review of the fabulous Gingersnap. 

This pattern has both a dress and a tunic length. It ranges in sizes from 2-6 and the sizing is spot on!

I was thrilled to make this a-line Kimono dress. The style is all the rage and this pattern was a super fast and easy to sew. I made the dress version and I was pleased with the casual and roomy fit! 

The best part is this little frock is that its adorable and it gives plenty of wiggle room so your little one will be able to wear it all season and again next year with pants or leggings! 

This is a cute grow with me outfit! I adore the square neck and the back has a button closure for easy on and off. 

With such a simple design, the possibilities with this little dress/tunic are endless.  

It would be perfect for color blocking or adding ruffles and trims. I stitched on a Rapunzel 3-d embroidery design to make my little one happy. However, the pattern also includes a few christmas themed appliqué cut out templates to get your creativity started!