This is the newest pattern from Made for Mermaids, Quinn, and it took a trip to the zoo with us for pictures! I’m always taking pictures in a huge rush, because there are three other little children needing me, and so it’s hard to be creative with locations since I have to consider where my other kiddos will be… But the zoo was perfect! Though, honestly, the only reason I was ok with doing it here was because this top is black. No way would I have trusted an outfit to stay decent for a 20 minute car ride, otherwise. Haha! #kidsthesedays #momtogsthesedays

Quinn is a top, dress or maxi, with optional pockets #CUTE, options to do elastic or shirred back, optional a-line or gathered skirt, optional ruffles, double ruffles, or no ruffles. I didn’t think I would love the strappy ties at the shoulder, but I’m actually super happy about how this turned out, and I want to make several more! This is a woven pattern that’s easy, and the fit is perfect!

Pick it up on sale starting Thursday, through Sunday night for $7, or bundle with Mama Quinn (YES!) for $10!!!! You’ll be so happy with this pattern!


Fabric sources:

Black broadcloth(?) I’m pretty sure this is maybe like 65/35 poly/cotton. It came from that amazing box of fabric that was passed on to me 🙂


Mama Quinn

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This is the new Lillian pattern just released from Made for Mermaids!! It’s the cousin to the highly popular Lily pattern from last year, and there’s a matching Mama version too, that coordinates with both!

I made #alltherompers this time around, but Lillian is also a dress with regular and maxi length options, or you can make the romper pants length. Optional elastic at the bottom of the shorts or pants adds even more looks! I made two shorts versions, one with elastic and one without.

The optional front insert is a good chance to use scraps, or lace. I made this white version all out of fabrics from that box my friend passed along to me. I think it makes it extra special knowing that someone’s fabric stash is loved and getting a new life! Even the bias tape was cut from fabric from that box.

EVEN MORE AMAZING…is that you can use woven or knit! SO MANY OPTIONS!!  Check out our photos, and pick up the pattern while it’s on sale. Girls Lillian, Mama Lily, Lily, Bundled, and all the other romper patterns are 20% off with code ROMPERMONTH for the #sewalltherompers event with Made for Mermaids this month!

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Fabric sources:

White romper is all woven from stash

Black romper is rayon spandex jersey from LDG showroom

Black/white patterned fabric is rayon from Hancock flat fold apparel table

Woven bias was used on all, though you can use knit binding as well.

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Wild and Free Lounge Pants


Picture overload ahead. Because CATS on PANTS!!! I can’t with these. My daughter is crazy about them too, and she’s growing more and more independent in her fashion choices as she gets older.

Two views are included in this pattern, the first is designed to allow you to add 3D ears, and the second is a solid pattern piece that you can add an applique to at the knee if you wish. Several animal faces and applique shapes are included, in two sizes, for the smaller and larger size ranges. Pockets with a pocket bag, pockets stitched to the front of the pant, faux pocket, or no pocket are also options.

The animal faces are designed to be painted on, but plotter machine files are included as well.

Coffee+Thread is releasing this pattern on sale for $5!!!!!!!!!!! (through Thursday, April 28th 2016) So go get it now, and make some pants!


Fabric sources:

Grey French Terry: Sincerely Rylee

Pink French Terry: Upcycled from an old pair of my pants

Animal Print: Hancock Spot the Bolt table (😭😭😭😭 that I’m losing that store)

The tank top is the Tyler Tank from Funktional Threads in a rayon spandex from Hancock flat fold table.

Bailey Baggie Shorts

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It’s just a matter of fact that the boys don’t get as much home made clothing as the girls do around here. Or maybe it just seems like it because I’ve been sewing for the girls longer. Either way, this boy is the most appreciative when I make him something, and he is the only child of mine that will reply, “thanks, my Mom made it!” Whenever someone comments on his clothes. I don’t think the girls have ever done that 🙂 And I never told him to 🙂 I made him these shorts from Funktional Threads out of cozy french terry with a little camo showing at the pockets. He loves them, I love them. I’ll be making plenty more for Summer, I’m sure. There are 3 length options with this pattern (this is the middle length) and colorblocking options. I’m happy to recommend this pattern! Use code LEBAILEY30 for 30% off all purchases from her shop through 4/1!


Fabric sources:

Grey french terry: Hancock flat fold apparel table

Camo cotton jersey print: Girl Charlee


Katy Panda Dress

I’m *fairly* new to the pdf pattern world. Before I knew they existed, I drafted all my own things I wanted to sew. Poorly. But it was a good way for me to learn a lot 🙂 Since I discovered pdf patterns, I haven’t looked back. But since I haven’t been around for that long, I’m still discovering some of the amazing things that are out there. I had known about Cole’s Creations for a little while, but a few months ago while browsing her etsy shop, I discovered this pattern, and knew I had to have it! I’m always sold if there’s an animal included. I cut this out right at the first of the year, and sewed it up a little while after that, but it’s certainly worthy of my first real post here 😀 I cut the sleeves from a workout top that didn’t fit right. No hemming! #score