Back to School with Made for Mermaids


Summer is winding down and we are in full back to school mode here- sob, sob!  I love spending my days with my kids and it makes me so sad when they are gone ALL day.  The one good thing about this time of year is a new school wardrobe!  I’m happy to be joining in the Made for Mermaids Back to School Blog Tour.  Make sure to use the code M4MB2S to save 20% off patterns.


Our summer in Utah usually comes to a swift end once school starts.  Fall will mean 80 degrees one day and 50 degrees the next.  Time to sew up some cool weather staples!


My girls sure love to get dolled up for school but always want to be ready for whatever recess may hold.  They are girly girls with a side of tomboy spunk.


I sewed up the Blair Tunic for my oldest and the Brooklyn Dress for my youngest.


The Brooklyn dress is such a classic pattern that came together so well.  I loved the lined bodice and quick, easy construction.  I did a size 7 with an 8 length in the skirt.  It’s a great fit that will hopefully get us through the school year.


I used a lovely ponte from my stash and played with the stripes a bit.  I love this color on her and she loves how soft and comfy it is.  This one lives in skirts and dresses so this will be in constant rotation.


I love, love the options with the Blair pattern.  For this version I used a super soft french terry.  I had this amazing upholstery fringe that I’ve been dying to use and it was just perfect for this top!


I did a size 7 for her also but added about 2 inches in length to the hi-low hem.  Isn’t that hem curve delicious?!


These two sisters had a blast shooting these looks.  Big sis had been gone for a couple of days and they were so happy to be reunited.


I hope their relationship stays this sweet forever!


Make sure to stop by all the other stops on the tour.  I’ve been loving all the back to school inspiration!

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