Mama Vivienne and Dylan- Made for Mermaids Pattern Test

Team Mermaid has been working hard behind the scenes to release not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 new patterns!  New patterns for the whole family….yes please!


I have only made a hand full of items for my husband.  I really enjoy sewing for myself, but I was so excited to sew up this new t-shirt pattern for my husband.  He never buys clothes and has only been interested in what new Star Wars stuff I could make for him in the past. (Don’t worry I see a Men’s Dylan Star Wars tee in the very near future.)  I picked out some solid cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress to make a two tone shirt for him.  I like the side panels as an option to color block.

I tried to convince Jon to let me use the dinosaur fabric from Love Adore for his side panels, but he looked at me like I had lost my mind.  Which is a look I get fairly often.  So I convinced him to let me use it for the neckband in order to coordinate with the boys.  Something tells me I will be taking it off and attaching a solid band, but I will deal with that when the request comes.

Jon was a fairly willing model especially since it meant new pictures of all three boys.

These three keep me on my toes for sure!

Next up is the boy’s Dylan Tee, and it is a new favorite of mine.  Although I still feel like you can never have too many raglans, it is nice to have a different pattern to use up scraps on for the boys.  The side panels sew up really quick and cleanly, and of course my two LOVED their dinos!!

I have plans to add some of the dinosaur cut files from Thread & Grain to the boys’ shirts but didn’t get them cut in time for photos.



For my official testing for the boy’s pattern, I sewed up a long sleeve size 1 version for my littlest in Doodles fabric from JoAnn.  Of course, my coordinating solid came from Purple Seamstress.





I know it’s photo overload, but I can’t get enough of this little guy!


Last up this go round is the Mama Vivienne.  This tank top is a little more dressy with the gathered front and back.  I feel like it will be easy to dress up or dress down.  It has to things that I usually avoid….gathering and binding.  But the finished product is well worth it.  (I am pretty sure I said the same thing about the Mama Sommer.  M4M is going to make sure I am a rock star at gathering and binding!)


The abstract floral is one of the earlier Nicole Miller prints from JoAnn.  The side panels and binding are scraps from my solid liverpool from Pretty Posh Prints.





Made for Mermaids is quickly taking over my closet for the summer. I need more sewing time to keep up!


I hope to make fully coordinating shirts for all four of us for some future family photos.  Don’t forget to stock up on all the new patterns while they are on sale! You can even catch the whole bundle for an amazing price during the introductory period. Family Bundle***


And this one just because taking photos of the boys was not an easy process, but I sure do love them!

Until next time…sewing and sipping,



5 thoughts on “Mama Vivienne and Dylan- Made for Mermaids Pattern Test

  1. sewdreamydesigns says:

    You did a fantastic job constructing the whole package. Your babies are absolutely adorable, your youngest reminds me of my youngest grandson. I love the Family Bundle, a great way to keep them dressed the same with out dressing the same. :>)

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