Back to School with Made for Mermaids

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Summer is winding down and we are in full back to school mode here- sob, sob!  I love spending my days with my kids and it makes me so sad when they are gone ALL day.  The one good thing about this time of year is a new school wardrobe!  I’m happy to be joining in the Made for Mermaids Back to School Blog Tour.  Make sure to use the code M4MB2S to save 20% off patterns.

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Our summer in Utah usually comes to a swift end once school starts.  Fall will mean 80 degrees one day and 50 degrees the next.  Time to sew up some cool weather staples!

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My girls sure love to get dolled up for school but always want to be ready for whatever recess may hold.  They are girly girls with a side of tomboy spunk.

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I sewed up the Blair Tunic for my oldest and the Brooklyn Dress for my youngest.

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The Brooklyn dress is such a classic pattern that came together so well.  I loved the lined bodice and quick, easy construction.  I did a size 7 with an 8 length in the skirt.  It’s a great fit that will hopefully get us through the school year.

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I used a lovely ponte from my stash and played with the stripes a bit.  I love this color on her and she loves how soft and comfy it is.  This one lives in skirts and dresses so this will be in constant rotation.

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I love, love the options with the Blair pattern.  For this version I used a super soft french terry.  I had this amazing upholstery fringe that I’ve been dying to use and it was just perfect for this top!

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I did a size 7 for her also but added about 2 inches in length to the hi-low hem.  Isn’t that hem curve delicious?!

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These two sisters had a blast shooting these looks.  Big sis had been gone for a couple of days and they were so happy to be reunited.

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I hope their relationship stays this sweet forever!

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Make sure to stop by all the other stops on the tour.  I’ve been loving all the back to school inspiration!

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