Mama and Me Sewing: The Sommer Dress by Made for Mermaids

Hello, Heather from All Things Katy!, here! Today I’m reviewing the newest women’s pattern by Made for Mermaids, the Mama Sommer Mini, Dress and Maxi. The Mama Sommer features a fitted knit bodice, two waist options (empire and natural), three skirt lengths (mini, dress and maxi) and three strap options (single and double crossovers and a crossover/straight combo  option). This lovely knit dress is sure to be a summer staple!

I sewed up a size “purple” (bust 34”-35”), empire waist, crossover/straight combo strap, maxi dress. Because of my *ahem* height, I did shorten the maxi dress length to better suit my 5’-0” stature. I used a yummy double brushed poly from So Sew English that I bought as part of a bundle awhile back.

I love the easy, breezy styling of the Mama Sommer! The knit bindings are well-detailed in the tutorial and easy to accomplish and master. By going by the color-coded sizing chart, I was able to get the perfect bodice fit- tight, fitted and flattering. While the maxi length dress does use quite a bit of fabric, the bodice and bindings are a great scrap buster. The Made for Mermaids Mama Sommer is fun to sew AND wear! Plus, there is a girl’s Sommer dress pattern and #twinningiswinning!

Raedene's girl's version:

Nichole's girl's version: