Mermaid Shores Swim Collection

Last Spring I picked up several yards of swim fabric intending to #sewalltheswimsuits, but I never got around to it. Not to worry though, I think I have more than made up for it this year! After much anticipation, the Mermaid Shores Swim Collection has been released from Made for Mermaids! This amazing collection of PDF sewing patterns consists of 3 girl’s swimsuit patterns, a girl’s swim cover up, and 1 women’s swimsuit pattern. Two of the girl’s patterns are 2 piece swimsuits, so they are perfect for mixing & matching, and all of them look so cute paired with the Pearl Cover Up. The step-by-step tutorials include color photos that will walk you through creating an amazing swimsuit. All of these patterns are beginner friendly, so get ready to dive into swimwear sewing!

I have been bursting at the seams (pun intended) to share all of these darling patterns with you! Hang with me ’til the end to find out all of the juicy release sale details (AND a special surprise)!

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First up is the Camila Swimsuit pattern. The Camila is a 1 piece swimsuit with a stylish flounce that can be worn off the shoulder or under the arms. It can be strapless, have tied spaghetti straps, or halter straps. The bum & leg offer full coverage, and – possibly my favorite feature – is the side ruching! A couple of the other pattern testers live nearby, so we got together for some group photos! It was so much fun to see the options (and our girls) all together.

Halter-SewSophieLynn • Tied Straps-Me • Tied Straps-Kainara Stitches • Strapless-SewSophieLynn

Girl’s Camila Pattern Details:

  • Sizes 1/2 to 14
  • View A – off the shoulder flounce
  • View B – halter style with flounce under the arms
  • Choose to add halter or shoulder-tie straps 
  • View A can be worn strapless for older girls
  • Slight ruching along side seams
  • Full coverage bottoms finished with elastic
  • Partial or fully lined options
  • Beginner Pattern
  • Coordinating Mama Camila pattern available (women’s sizing)

Scroll through the slider below to see more angles and close up details of the Camila pattern.

Next in the lineup is the Calypso Swimsuit Pattern

Calypso is an adorable 2 piece swimsuit with high-waisted full-coverage bottoms and several top options. My favorite is the double flounce top, but you can also use just 1 of the flounces (long or short), or have a simple bandeau-style halter top. The high-waisted bottoms can be made plain, or made with a flounce and waistband. Of all of the swimsuits I’ve now made Maci, this is the one she wants to wear the most! I don’t know if it’s the style or the flamingos, but she loves it! 🙂

Girl’s Calypso Pattern Details:

  • Sizes 1/2 to 14
  • View A – double flounce, halter top & plain high-waisted bottoms
  • View B – bandeau style halter top & high-waisted bottoms with/without flounce & waistband
  • Full coverage bottoms (legs finished with elastic)
  • Top & bottoms are fully lined
  • Beginner Pattern
  • Can mix & match with Lainey

I couldn’t resist sewing up an Ariel inspired swimsuit for Maci! I chose to do the single flounce hack (with the longer flounce) in a metallic purple, and some adorable metallic mermaid scale bottoms. This one is definitely my favorite look!

Scroll through the slider below to see more angles and close up details of the Calypso pattern.

Let’s move on to the Lainey Swimsuit Pattern, shall we?

Lainey is the second 2 piece swimsuit in the collection and is so dang cute! Lainey features a 1-shoulder top in both tankini & a bikini lengths, and traditional-rise full-coverage bottoms. There are a lot of fun little extras you can do with Lainey – you can add a strap to the “strapless” side, a neckline ruffle, add a ruffle to the waistband, and/or add a contrasting waistband. Lainey offers such a trendy look while still offering very modest coverage. I kept my Lainey swimsuit pretty simple – one shoulder, plain neckline, and no waist ruffle. I love the chic simplicity of this silhouette!

Clearly Maci was feeling like hot stuff in this adorable suit!

Girl’s Lainey Pattern Details:

  • Sizes 1/2 to 14
  • One shoulder & optional spaghetti strap
  • Bikini & Tankini length tops
  • Optional neckline ruffle
  • Traditional-rise, full coverage bottoms (legs finished with elastic)
  • Optional waist ruffle with knit binding
  • Optional contrasting waistband
  • Top & bottoms are fully lined
  • Beginner Pattern
  • Can mix & match with Calypso

Scroll through the slider below to see more angles and close up details of the Lainey pattern.

Last, but certainly not least, is the adorable Pearl Cover Up pattern!

What more could you want than a mermaid tail inspired swimsuit cover up!? Maci and I are both so obsessed with this perfect cover up, and bonus – it sews up incredibly quickly! I completely adore the high-low hem, the shaped flounce at the bottom (ahem, mermaid fin!) and the comfy yoga style waistband. I used a metallic mermaid scale fabric that I got from Spandex World, and it turned out even better than I had hoped! Maci loves it and gets compliments on it every time she wears it to the pool or splash pad.

Since swim/performance fabric doesn’t fray, the bottom of the flounce doesn’t need to be hemmed. Combine that with the speed of adding a yoga style waistband and you’ll see what I mean by a “quick sew”.

Girl’s Pearl Pattern Details:

  • Sizes 1/2 to 14
  • Yoga style waistband
  • High-low hem
  • Shaped flounce that resembles a mermaid fin
  • Super fast sew
  • Beginner Pattern
  • Pearl is not intended for use while swimming. Please use caution while wearing in/around the water.

Scroll through the slider below to see more angles and close up details of the Pearl pattern.

And scroll through this slider to see photos of our mixed & matched looks! 🙂


Ok, so have you seen enough yet!? Read on for the info you’ve been waiting for – release sale info (and a little suprise)!

Each pattern in the Mermaid Shores Swim Collection will be on sale individually. Swimsuits are on sale for $7.50 each and the Pearl Cover Up is on sale for $5.

If you know you need allllll of the patterns (you totally do!) there are TWO different release-sale-ONLY bundles! 
Bundle 1 – All 3 girls swimsuit patterns for  $21… and you get Pearl FREE!
Bundle 2 – Entire collection of patterns (1 mama and 3 girls) for $26… and you get Pearl FREE

The Release Sale will be valid through July 3, 2017 at midnight CST. When the sale ends, the patterns will be available individually at the regular price, and the bundles will be gone forever! I repeat – grab the bundle deal while you can! 🙂

Make sure you share what you create on social media, I’d love to see what you sew up! Use these hashtags: #mermaidshores #madeformermaids #camilapattern #calypsopattern #laineypattern #pearlpattern

Fabric Info:

Peekaboo Fabric Shop:

Pineapples, Black/White Dots, Black/White Stripe, Pink/White Strip, Flamingos, and Mermaid Print

Spandex World:

Metallic Purple & Metallic Mermaid Scale



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