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All About the Bertie Dress

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Posted in: Patterns • January 31, 2020

Build Your Wardrobe with the Bertie Dress

Bertie is a sweet and feminine shirtdress full of special details, like a V-neckline, center front button placket, elasticized waist, and full-length sleeves gathered into tied cuffs.

Match your favorite buttons to lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics, like shirting, chambray, flannel, lawn, voile, rayon challis, Tencel, or silk crepe.

Skye is wearing a size 4 Bertie dress with 1” added to the bodice and sleeves and 1 1/2” added to the skirt. Her measurements are 33 3/4”, 27”, 38 1/2” and she is 5’9”.

Shop for Fabric

When picking a fabric for Bertie, think about how you want the dress to fit and feel on your body. For a more floaty, breezy silhouette, pick a lightweight woven like lawn, voile, rayon challis, or silk crepe.

For a little more body, pick a medium weight woven like Tencel, shirting, chambray. To add a little warmth in colder weather, choose flannel.

Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.

Carrie Shryock for Cloud 9, Spring Reverie Rayon from Fabricworm.

Viscose Linen Crepe from Blackbird Fabrics.

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