Made for Mermaids

I was getting reminiscent about P4P the other day when they hit a huge milestone in their Facebook group, and then today Made for Mermaids hit a huge milestone, and are celebrating with a sale too!! I still feel like a late-comer to the pdf pattern scene, but I guess I’ve been around for a couple years now, and it’s fun to look back. I was cutting a new pattern yesterday, and my daughter asked me what it was called, I asked her if she wanted to know the name of the pattern, or the brand, and she said both, so I told her the name, and said the brand is Made for Mermaids. “Oh,” she said, “I want you to make me something from Made for Mermaids!” Hahahaha, I have, just a few times πŸ˜‰

I can’t count the ways I have loved sewing with Made for Mermaids patterns. These are not even everything I’ve made, but some of the basics just get put in the closet. It’s a treat for my girls when they get clothes they don’t have to photograph πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Go join their Facebook group to share in the fun!

And, take 30% off with code 30kmermaids and sew up some gorgeous, amazing clothes!

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Patterns for Pirates

I wanted to take a trip down memory lane with this huge celebration over at Patterns for Pirates. They’ve reached 50,000 members in their Facebook group, and I am in awe over the community it is! I’ve made quite a few of their patterns, and I thought I’d share πŸ™‚ There is a 30% off sale going on. Use code 50ksale to get the deal. Check out the freebie section too, for some extra good deals πŸ˜‰

And these are jut the modeled ones. I have made lots of Jolly Roger Raglans, and Boxer briefs for my boys that don’t get photographed πŸ™‚

You will love anything you make from P4P. Go take advantage of the sale, and join the celebration!!

Patterns for Pirates

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Kamaria

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I was so excited to see that Mgeni is branching out to design patterns for her own company. Her style is perfect, and her versions of many patterns were what sold me on the design πŸ™‚ The first pattern from Sansahash is Kamaria. This is a top, dress, or sunsuit pattern, and really, you could just make the skirt on it’s own, so technically 4 patterns in one! The dress and sunsuit can be made with a ruffled waist instead if you prefer. I’m always seeing people ask for this style waist, so I know it will be popular!

The bodice has a single inverted pleat at the slight v-neck. And has halter ties, and elastic in the top of the back bodice. The sunsuit has optional snaps for smaller sizes. The construction is really simple, and the results are so elegant!

I made three versions in testing. The first was made from red and white gingham, with a white skirt. I knew my daughter who wants to be a cowgirl would love these fabrics, especially if she paired it with boots, and I love it on her! There was a little excess fabric taken out of the back after this version, so it’s not as “poufy.” The next version I made was the pink dress. I also knew my daughter would love this because it’s pink, and the pink came straps are so her style as well! This was an old flat sheet. I love sewing with sheets because you can pick them up for free or cheap, and often you can find fun vintage prints too!

The top I made with the final version of the pattern. This one I made with 100% rayon I found in the denim section at Joann. I used the “backside” of the fabric, because the color was softer, and so much prettier to me. The drape is absolutely perfect for this pattern. I did lengthen the straps on this top, because I knew the rayon would make them hang beautifully!

This new pattern is on sale for $5 through Sunday! I love how perfect this style is on older girls, and equally adorable on babies! You can get your copy in their easy shop, though soon they will be on their own website!Β https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sansahash?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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Kamaria

Fabric sources:

White skirt: flat sheet

Pink dress: flat sheet

Pink came: friend’s stash

Red gingham: vintage

Chambray rayon: Joann’s

 

Favorite Tee

 

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The name says it all πŸ˜‰ The Favorite Tee is a new women’s pattern from Patterns for Pirates! So many times I’m sucked in by a gorgeous, intricate pattern, and some beautiful, floral fabric, that really is gorgeous, but my closet is filled with 100% solids, and basics. That’s what I wear. So this tee pattern is the perfect addition, and I even restrained myself and made it in a cool blue fabric, so this will get so much wear!!

There are options to make this the perfect top for anyone! I made the shirt length, split hem version, it also includes a split hem tunic length, curved hem tunic or dress length, and a banded knot tie hem. Short, 3/4 and long sleeves, and v-neck or scoop neck are also included in the pattern!

I made the girls Fav Tee for my daughter also. This one has most of the same options, except no curved hem tunic length. The size range for this pattern goes from 3mo-14y so it will work forever.

I consider myself a v-neck newbie still. They usually don’t come out perfect the first time. The tutorial was very thorough, and will take you through step by step! I’m excited that this one turned out perfect πŸ™‚

The patterns are on sale, and as usual, there is also a bundle deal which is the best price! Here are some photos of two of the versions I made.

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Favorite Tee

Fav Tee

Favorite Bundle

Fabric source:

light blue mystery knit: Wal-Mart $1 section!

Brown/black print: Friend’s stash

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Heart Breaker Cami

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Another perfect basic, that has fun not-so-basic options is the new Heart Breaker Cami from Patterns for Pirates! This is a girls pattern that comes in sizes 3mo-14. It is a camisole with an optional X in the back. The front has a scoop neckline, with a v-neck in the back. But you really could wear this forwards or backwards πŸ™‚ There are cropped, shirt, and tunic length options. Perfect for layering, or wearing all the hot summer long!

This is a tunic length, with a rayon blend fabric on the front, and cotton lycra on the back. I blended to a wider width for her hips. I love making clothes that fit my kids just right.

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AND THEN, I got baby crazy and made this tiny 3 month size for my niece. I can not wait to see it on her! I used the optional shoulder flutter, of course πŸ™‚ There is also an optional ruffle along the neck. Pictured here with the Brindille and Twig Cuff pants modified into shorts.

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AND THEN, I got a little hack happy, and mashed this cami with a baby harem pants pattern to make this adorable romper, also for my niece. I think this is just so fun, and it was so simple to do! I folded up the shirt pattern 1″, to make it the final, hemmed length, and then put it right at the top of the pants pattern(without the waistband, and cut a gentle curved line from the top to the bottom. I used this tutorial to add a snap placket.

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The even better part, is there’s also a women’s version! The Cross My Heart Cami has the same options, plus a few more. The cropped version is a fun layering piece! There are a few strap options, and if you have inspiration, it would be easy to adjust to make it your own πŸ™‚ The white shirt is a Mama Claire with a double crossover hack, from the Made for Mermaids blog. This is some more of that $1 fabric from Wal-Mart. And I used it up on this project, which means I need to go shopping again πŸ˜‰

The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or you can buy the bundle of both patterns for $14.

I whipped up both of those baby versions yesterday, so they’re such quick sews! Check out the listings for lots more photos!

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Heart Breaker Cami

Cross My Heart Cami

Fabric sources:

Pink and black ponte: Girl Charlee

Black floral: Girl Charlee

Mint cotton lycra: NR Fabrics

Bright floral: Girl Charlee

White mystery knit: Wal-Mart

Grey/white stripe cotton lycra: Raspberry Creek

Green floral (romper): So Sew English

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Prisma Dress

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This is the new Prisma Dress from Love Notions. I am absolutely IN LOVE with it. I think I say that about a lot of things, but this is really, truly, true to my style! I love the basic A-line silhouette, and my girls love how comfortable and easy it is to wear. But look at the drop waist pleated skirt or swing skirt options! I’ve had some pins on my “Kids Clothes” pinterest board for ages that I can finally make with this pattern. SO cute!

There are also three neckline options. And three sleeve lengths, plus a couple of pocket options. I’m so excited about the boatneck, pleated skirt option!

Love Notions always puts out a well made pattern. The tutorials are some of the cleanest, most organized, and are always concise, with lots of helpful information. You can’t go wrong with this pattern!

You can get it on sale for a few days at the release price, don’t miss it!

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Prisma Dress

Fabric sources:

Olive French terry: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Floral French terry: Pretty Posh Prints

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Sutton

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This new pattern from Made for Mermaids has instantly jumped into the top of my favorite patterns ever list. I love the princess seams, the low back, and probably the gathered circle skirt the most!! My big girl has decided she will wear this too, which makes it even better! Otherwise, I was about to have to find some cute little babies to sew some for, because I just love it so much!

This was a joy to sew. Every now and then, there’s a pattern that just comes together so easily, and you know the outcome will be amazing, and it’s just a joy to sew! This is one of them!

I have only made the top version, with sleeves, for testing purposes, but I’m eager to make the full twirly skirt in dress length next!

Sutton has a top or dress length, elbow sleeves with a tie, or sleeveless options, and a button front bodice, with a placket. There are princess seams in the bodice, which is a great place to play with print or color blocking, or to add trims!

This pattern will be on sale through Sunday for $7.

This top is cute paired with several bottoms from Made for Mermaids as well, including Evie, Lucy, or Olivia! The Samantha Skirt is a great layering piece with the dress version, and it’s also on sale for $5 through Sunday!

The white version is the final version of the pattern. The changes that were made to the blue version include, top length shortened, width added to the sleeves, and the waist brought in.

I know this one will be a smash hit!

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Sutton

Fabric sources:

All fabrics and trims were vintage, or second hand from estate sales or friends.

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