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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Isla... the next dress in the Dreamy Collection...

I was honored to test out the next dress in the Made for Mermaids Dreamy Collection- the Isla! It's hard to top the gorgeous Juliette dress that released last week, but the Isla is equally gorgeous and fun... just look at that back- SWOON!


She has a hi/lo hem look that is just oh so precious! The straps have button holes that can be adjusted for growth or a better fit. Not to mention the elastic back which is very forgiving when it comes to the perfect fit!


This pattern ranges from sizes 1/2 to 14- a very generous size range! It has nested layers so you can print only the sizes you want and my favorite no-trim pages so it goes together fast!




The front has a gorgeous pointed bodice that is perfect for using lace overlays or accent trims. I chose to keep this Isla plain but there is so much you could add here!



But the back of this dress is the real show stopper in my opinion- choose your most beautiful trim and let it shine! The pattern has instructions for pleating your trim but I chose to leave this gorgeous trim flat and let it shine all on its own.



The pattern includes cut lines for both top and dress lengths. It is equally precious as a top. Pop over to the Made for Mermaids Pattern Group and check out some of the tester pics in top length. <3




The Isla pattern will be debuting soon in the Made for Mermaids Pattern shop, so be on the look out for it and other upcoming additions to the Dreamy Collection. <3 <3 <3









Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Juliette...

Love struck Romeo
Sings the street a serenade
He's layin' everybody low
He's got a love song that he made...

Is it stuck in your head now too? I've been humming this Indigo Girls oldie ever since I started cutting my first Juliette dress by Made for Mermaids. Megan has another gorgeous pattern for us and it is just DREAMY- Meet Juliette!


The Juliette can be a top, a short dress or a maxi dress as shown here. The pattern also has instructions for adding some DREAMY ruffles to the skirt for a gorgeous dress any little girl would love! It has a full circle skirt so there is an amazing twirl factor that they just can't resist!


The pattern is made for knit fabrics and I chose to use a basic white/ivory knit. I had planned to add nylon chiffon ruffles, but my fabrics did not arrive in time and my little model actually loved it plain- so we added a cute Joyfolie belt and went for it!


Add some sunglasses and instant celebrity ; )


The pattern ranges from sizes 1/2 to 14. Made for Mermaids patterns are so easy to print and assemble. They include layers- so you print only the sizes you want to print. The pattern also includes materials needed, fabric requirements, and helpful tips for sewing with knits.


Head over to the Made for Mermaids Pattern group to see all of the other dreamy Juliette's the testers have sewn up- the possibilities are seriously endless!


And once you are sold on the pattern, it can be purchased starting on Thursday 3/17 in the Made for Mermaids pattern shop! Go sew up something DREAMY today!