You might be familiar with the Holly pattern from Made for Mermaids. It’s a cute pattern made with woven fabric that released last year with the Dreamy Collection (Noelle, Holly, and Joy). Well, this year the Holly was drafted for knit fabrics and women’s sizes were added. Meet the Catherine! I couldn’t resist making several of these. I made the curved dress for me, and the dress with ruffle for my daughter (pictured above).
The pattern features a yoke height bodice. There’s a square, or scoop neckline that’s lined. The scoop neckline can also be unlined and has a single fold binding to finish. The yoke piece requires medium weight knit, like cotton lycra, brushed poly, or even stretch lace. The sleeve lengths include short, 3/4, and long sleeve. Flounce sleeves are also included with the pattern, and can be hi-low or a regular even length.
The skirt also has several lengths. It can be a top, curved tunic, straight dress, curved dress, or a dress with ruffle (girls only). The skirt fabric suggest rayon spandex or brushed poly. The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or bundle them together at $13.
I used cotton lycra for the yoke for all of the versions that I made. The skirts were all done with rayon spandex. All of these fabrics came from Simply by Ti. She’s currently having her Black Friday sale with 33% off your entire order with the code STOCKUP. She also has nine fabrics for $3.89/yard (including the coral aztec print here in my post).