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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quirky little Quinn- a new pattern by Made for Mermaids

There are a few pattern companies that I test for on a regular basis that never disappoint. Made for Mermaids is one of those- they always nail the perfect patterns and the newest pattern- Quinn, is no exception!

A precious v-neck front and elastic or shirred back can be paired to make a multitude of combinations. There is a top, a dress with or without ruffles, an A-line tunic, and even a Maxi dress length! I just had to make two the first day and really want to make the others now too! Here's a peak at our top version paired with Made for Mermaids Lucy shorts in chambray.

The pattern has directions for making your own straps from fabric or dimensions if you choose to use pre-made bias or trim. I opted for this gorgeous vintage braided trim that I picked up locally for my dress version. I had no clue what I would use it for when I bought it, but I just knew I "needed" all that they had of it! The beads I found in my stash of vintage buttons inherited from my grandmothers and thought they added a fun touch.

For the top version I used a sweet mint twill tape for the straps- I love some mint! I also used a gorgeous woven jacquard ribbon with one of the most beautiful color combinations. It just makes me swoon!

The pattern ranges from a size 1/2 up to a 14, so you can sew these up for many years! This pattern looks great on any age and the fit with the elastic back and sweet shoulder ties is very forgiving. The pattern includes a detailed size chart and fabric requirements.

Detailed step by step instructions with photos will guide you through the construction process from cutting to finishing. And as always, the pattern includes layers so you can choose any or all sizes to print out and save yourself a little ink. 

We had so much fun sewing these up and taking pics- I leave you with just a "few" of our favorites before you head over to the Made for Mermaids page to shop for your Quinn- available starting Thursday 5/26 and on sale for a limited time!

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