Mommy and Me: The Mama Nina and Nina Swing Dress by Made for Mermaids

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Hello, lovely readers of PR! Heather from All Things Katy!, here. I’m really excited to be sharing my Made for Mermaids Mommy and Me Nina Swing Dresses!


Ever since it’s release a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been all heart eyes for the Made for Mermaids Mama Swing Dress and matching Nina Swing Dress. I was attracted to the versatility of the pattern, the fun, on-trend hemline and the perfect palette to personalize!

For a point of reference, I sewed up a straight size eight, short sleeve, hi/low dress in double brushed poly for Missy (how fun is that macaron fabric?!) For myself, I sewed up a size “pink” (shortened for my height), short sleeve, hi/low dress in black rayon spandex (because seriously, every woman “needs” another little black dress… ;-).

This fun, flattering swing dress is a breeze to sew up and so fun to wear and style. I love the hi/low hemline and raglan style sleeves. With just five pattern pieces (not including the optional pocket), the Nina Swing Dress can be cut, sewn and worn before you can say, “School’s back in session!” (hahaha- can you tell I’ve got back to school on the mind, lately?!;-).

Happy Sewing!


Heidi's Version:

Pattern Revolution readers, I am SO excited to share Made for Mermaid’s Mama Nina and Nina patterns with you today. Wow! I am obsessed with these raglans. They sew up super fast - I made both mine and my daughter’s in under an hour! That’s just what I’m looking for when making everyday clothes.

These are so comfortable. I made them out of double brushed poly and want to wear it every day. Ours are tunic length, but they can be made in top length and dress length as well. There are also three sleeve options, and you can a pocket to the front as well. I am planning on making so many more of these for both my daughter and myself. Thanks for such a simple, perfect pattern M4M!


Rebecca's Version: