This dress is seriously stunning! Every single dress made by the ladies in testing turned out just stunning. And what’s better, it was quick!
This dress is part of Made for Mermaids Dreamy Collection. The Dreamy Collection was released last spring with the newest additions to it being part of the Dreamy Holiday Collection. These patterns are designed to be interchangeable, so you can swap for a different bodice or skirt for even more options!
Noelle features a hi-low circle skirt with peplum length and dress length with additional pettiskirt. I made the long sleeve dress with pettiskirt and peplum overlay, and now Miss 3 has a show stopping Christmas Dress! She doesn’t even have a Thanksgiving dress yet.
Since this pattern is part of the Holiday Dreamy Collection, it deserved a dreamy holiday feel when it came time for pictures. There is a beautiful stone Heritage Center in town and it was perfect! It was cold out, but not snowing, so photoshop to the rescue! I had fun playing with these pictures and love the results.
Noelle features a folded cowl neckline with 3/4 or long sleeves. As mentions above, it can be made as a peplum top or a dress with optional pettiskirt added to either (or both!) Sizes included in the pattern are 1/2-14. Sleeves are cut on the fold and front and back bodice are the same reducing pattern pieces and paper, though the skirt does require quite a few pages due to the hi-low feature. The pattern is currently on sale for $7 and can be purchased here.
The Hooded Caplet is also by Made for Mermaids. It’s an older pattern from the Everyday Princess Collection. It comes in grouped sizes 1-10 and can be made reversible. I love that this pattern can be a beautiful addition to a fancy holiday dress and easily be an everyday play cape at the same time! The kids thought she was Little Red Riding Hood!
She really makes it look like it was actually snowing!