Made for Mermaids first Mama Dreamy Pattern - Joy Dress

I am so excited to have been able to test one of the newest patterns from Made for Mermaids.  This one is also a new addition to the Dreamy Collection, and the first one for Mamas! It also comes in girl sizes!  The pattern is designed for stable knits and features 2 necklines, 3 sleeve lengths, and 5 skirt lengths with everything from peplum to Maxi! The skirt is pleated, and I was initially intimidated of doing the pleats, but it turned out to be so simple and quick!  It can also include a zipper if you wish, but it is not necessary for function, so I left that option off mine to make it even quicker.

My version is a low neck, short sleeve mini length, and I made it using the same kelly green ponte de roma fabric I had in my stash from Girl Charlee from several years ago. You may recall I also made my daughter's Christmas dress from this same fabric.  I love having a coordinating dress to her.  They are similar enough to just be cute, but different styles that it doesn't look TOO cheesy....

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The silhouette of this dress is very similar to the popular Lularoe Amelia style dress with the pleats.  I love the fact that I can make my own version at an affordable price and tailor it to fit me perfectly!  The pleats are so flattering.  My next version will definitely include the pocket option though!  You can purchase the pattern here, or for a limited time, pick up the the bundled version with the girls pattern here!

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