Made for Mermaids Back to School Tour

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School is quickly approaching!  I cannot believe how fast the summer has gone by.  We’ve had a lot of fun this summer, traveled, gone swimming, and done lots of other fun things together.  This year, my so is starting Kindergarten and my daughter is starting pre-school.  I feel like there’s no way it’s time for her to start school already, but I’m really excited to see her grow and learn.  So, today I made her a dress for starting school.  She is very particular about her clothes lately and only wears dresses that spin.  Appropriately, I made her a twirly dress.  Made for Mermaids has several patterns that have circle skirts, but I knew that I wanted a simple skirt to go with a more detailed bodice.  I just love the sleeves of the Charlotte pattern, so I knew that I wanted to include them too.  btsblog2

After looking through my fabric, I found this gorgeous windowpane double brushed polyester from Raspberry Creek Fabrics that really had a school look to me.  At first, I thought about mashing the Charlotte sleeves with the Brooklyn bodice and the Riley skirt.  Once I decided on this fabric though, I knew that it needed a cute black collar.  I decided to use the sleeves, neckline, and armscye of the Charlotte and mash it to the waist of the Riley so that I could use the circle skirt.  btsblog3

The final result couldn’t look more classic to me, and I just love it!  She looks so grown up, which she’s doing all too quickly, but having her look so cute for her first day of school has me so excited.  It also made her happy that she could twirl in it too! btsblog5

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog tour this week as the Made for Mermaids team shows off their new school looks!

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