Noelle Peplum and Dress by Made for Mermaids

Seasons Greetings all of y’all!!

With holiday parties, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all around the corner, you’re probably looking for the perfect holiday dress for your beautiful daughter to wear…look no further than the Noelle Peplum and Dress.

This top/dress features :

  • boat neckline with cowl

  • Different sleeve length options

  • Endless possibilities for the skirt

  • It also works in conjunction with the other Dreamy Collection {Juliette, Annabelle, and Joy {releasing soon!}

  • Perfect for all those princesses that love to twirl

  • Circle skirt

I made Clara Mae’s dress using this dreamy embossed velvet I picked up at Joann Fabrics.  It also comes in Black which you can see below in Merav's version.  The tulle for the layers was also picked up at Joann Fabrics {get your coupons ready and pick up some luxurious velvet and tulles for your own Noelle dress}.

For my take on Noelle I wanted to bring in the magic I fell in love with this deep red velvet and also fell in love with Megan Thoman’s dress that I based mine off of.  For my skirt portion I did a peplum top and dress and did 3 layers of tulle with my single layer for the lining.

The cowl neckline adds that old Hollywood fashion when I think of a magical  Christmas.  

This top/dress is quick to sew up in under 2 hours start to finish with cutting out included in that time.


  • If you want a more stable cowl I highly recommend adding interfacing into the cowl part before stitching up the side.
  • Clear elastic added to the edge of the bodice front/back and also around the neckline will also help if you wanted more support if your knits aren’t as heavy in weight

  • Get creative and go antique shopping and find old fashion brooches to add to the bodice

  • If you want another option for sleeve hemming you can take 2x length of your sleeve fold in half with wrong sides together press and stitch onto your sleeve then topstitch to finish before sewing your sleeve and bodice seam.

  • If you find your tacks aren’t placed far enough I recommend stitching a bit more when finishing off your cowl neck.

  • Play with different knits {velvet is a new trend for winter and easy to work with, find sequin tulle for your skirt portions, have fun getting creative!}

This is truly a stunning dress and I have another one cut out and I can’t wait to share photos of my Blue Christmas Noelle dress with y’all. 


Merav's Peplum version


Rachel's version