Dreamy Collection Mashup

Meet Annabelle, Isla and Juliette, the latest patterns in the Dreamy Collection from Made for Mermaids.  Today Nicole will be sharing how she and Melissa used the collection to make some really sweet mashups.

I was so thrilled to join in Made for Mermaids round up to showcase the Dreamy Collection. This collection did not disappoint.  When I saw this collection I knew I wanted to do some fancier versions and get outside my comfort zone. I had a vision in my mind and these dresses came out better than I had planned. They are elegant, dreamy, and best of all my girls love them.

First up is Annabelle meets Juliette.

I took the Annabelle bodice and created an overlay in a dreamy lace. I then took the Juliette circle skirt and created a hi low peplum this took a lot of time to get the proportions just right. If you try I suggest using muslin and creating your own personal peplum that suites the style you are after. You can get an idea of what I did with the skirt pattern piece that I altered to create the look I personally wanted.

I thought the Annabelle would be stunning in maxi length, and adding the hi low peplum created a fairy tale dress. I also used WOF {width of fabric} for my tulle layers as well as underskirt. This helped add more structure to the skirt and to give it that perfect twirl.

Melissa used the same patterns together to achieve a totally different look. She took the full circle skirt of the Juliette and paired it with the Annabelle top.

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Isla…. Ooh Isla how I love thee… let me count the ways. This is a beautifully designed dress that can be dressed up or down simply by your fabric choice. I decided to dress it up, but be sure to see Nacole's Version in Cotton Here. I fell head over heels for this Gertie organza  and later I remembered why I stay far away from organza. I wanted to give it drama so I added more 3D flowers to the entire skirt and bodice. I had originally cut the lining 2” shorter and it didn’t look right so my fellow #sewsisters gave me the suggestion to add a ruffle to the lining and I’m so glad I had this happy little accident because the ruffle made the dress fuller and more fun to twirl.