Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Dreamy Dress

With beautiful weather in sight and the perfect time for photographs fast approaching, I was fortunate enough to test Made for Mermaids newest pattern: Juliette. The first pattern of the Dreamy Collection is nothing shy of fabulous. It is easy enough for a beginner if you decide to go for the simple version, and it can also be made in a top length. I decided to try two versions, not too dreamy but comfortable enough for my active 3 year old princess. If you are wondering, How much would it cost to achieve this Dreamy look?  I made two versions, so you get an idea:

Fabric: $9.99
Knit from Joann's (a cotton/poly blend) @ $9.99/yard. I needed 1 yard for the short dress version.
Trim: $3.00
I used trim bought by the roll from Hobby Lobby @3.99/roll, on sale 50%off, so about $2.00 per roll, and I used about 1.5 rolls.
GRAND TOTAL: $ 12.99

Fabric: $ 12.97/yard plus $4.00 shipping = $16.97
I used Riley Blake Dream and Wish Knit from Mama made and beautiful (I like to support mama owned businesses)
Trim: 4 yards @ $2.99/yard = 11.96  I used a coupon for 50% off. New Price: $5.97
GRAND TOTAL: $ 22.95

From both versions, I liked version 2 the best, the knit was a lot better quality and had better recovery. However, I liked the trim from Hobby Lobby a bit better, it was wider and just better quality. I have washed both dresses and they did just fine. They were washed inside a lingerie bag on delicate cycle. So these dresses are not only Dreamy, but they last too!

Now to the most important part: Where can I get this Dreamy pattern? Here's the link for Made for Mermaids site, where this and many more adorable patterns are sold: 

Made for Mermaids Patterns

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do!


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