Sommer Pattern by Made for Mermaids

Sommer Pattern by M4M Sewn by Made by Melli

It finally feels like the warm weather is here to stay and it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about it! I feel like winter has lasted foreverrrr and I’m just ready for some sunshine! There’s no better way to kick off summer than with some warm-weather sewing and Made for Mermaids has you covered with the new Sommer Tunic, Dress, & Maxi. Read on for details on Baby, Girls, & Mama Sommer, the swim hack, and of course release sale & coupon codes! *This post contains affiliate links. Click here for more info.


We are totally in love with Sommer over here and there are tons of options to switch things up and create different looks. The pattern comes in 3 size ranges – Baby, Girls, and Mama – so pretty much everyone is covered. Sommer is part of the Dreamy Collection from Made for Mermaids, which means that it will mash with other patterns in the collection for even more possibilities.ย Get ready for a photo overload!

Baby Sommer:

  • Newborn through 18-24 months
  • Crossed Single or Double Strap
  • Knit binding
  • Empire or Natural Waist bodice
  • Bodice or Neckline Ruffle options
  • Top Length, Dress Length, or Bubble Romper
  • Romper features snap placket for diaper changes
  • Optional separate Bloomers for Top/Dress


I tested Baby Sommer on my delicious little niece, Alice. Isn’t she the cutest?! She’s 4 months old and just so adorably squishy. I made her the 0-3 month width with 3-6 month length. This was an earlier tester version and some changes were made to the bodice to help the fit! I did the double crossed straps and the bodice ruffle! This watercolor floral cotton/lycra is available from one of my favorite fabric shops, Raspberry Creek Fabrics.


Girl’s Sommer:

  • Sizes 1/2 through Girl’s 14
  • Crossed Single or Double Strap
  • Knit binding
  • Empire or Natural Waist bodice
  • Bodice or Neckline Ruffle options
  • Tunic, Dress, or Maxi Length
  • Knit or Woven fabric for skirt
  • Mix & Match with Juliette,ย Noelle, & Joy


I actually wasn’t assigned to test girl’s Sommer, but I couldn’t resist sewing one up! I’m a sucker for circle skirts (no gathering!) and Maci loves the twirl factor, so I did a Sommer bodice at the natural waist cut-line, and the circle skirt from Juliette! I did add a little length to the skirt so I could hem it and still have it be long enough!


Check out that twirl!ย What girl doesn’t love twirling?? ๐Ÿ™‚


The crossed double straps are such a cute feature and so fun for summer! I decided to do my straps in 2 different fabrics and I love how it looks!


I love the look of the bodice/neckline ruffle but I didn’t want to cover this adorable panel, so I left that off for this one! These amazing Patriotic fabrics are from Vintage Lace Fabrics. The pre-order on them has already passed, but I heard that there will be some retail available towards the end of the month! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Join their Facebook group for updates on that. Click the left & right arrows to scroll through a photo overload of my Sommer/Juliette Mash!

Mama Sommer: (I didn’t test this one but there are tons of tester photos available in the M4M FB group!

  • Sizes Grey-Red (see Size Chart in listing – full bust 30″-51″)
  • Crossed Single or 2 Double Strap options
  • Knit binding
  • Empire or Natural Waist bodice
  • Mini, Dress, or Maxi Length
  • Knit or Woven fabric for skirt

…..and now for my favorite part! ๐Ÿ™‚


In addition to all of the pattern options, Catherine has done a blog post on Sommer Hacks! One of which is a swim hack, and I knew I had to sew one up! I am obsessed, to say the least! I did Maci’s swimsuit at the natural waist cut line, and then added the circle skirt from Juliette to create an adorable peplum! I shortened the circle skirt to 5″ long before attaching, and then left it unhemmed.


I just can’t get over how happy I am about this swim hack! I sewed up some high-waisted swim bottoms and it is a perfect combination! Again, I didn’t want to cover the panel here so I left off the optional neckline/bodice ruffle. I did a single crossover strap on the swimsuit, and the bodice is fully lined. All of the details on creating a swim top can be found in the blog post.


These amazing swim fabrics are also from Vintage Lace Fabrics and should also be available for retail towards the end of the month! This swim fabric is so high-quality, nice and thick, and was pretty easy to work with (for being swim!). This fun patriotic print will be perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July.. and any other day!

Click through left/right to see more photos of my Sommer Swim Hack! Maci definitely had her sassy pants on for these photos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course, all 3 patterns are on sale for the release! They are on sale individually for $7 each and can be found at these links:

Baby Sommer

Girl’s Sommer

Mama Sommer

The girls at Made for Mermaids have made the deal a little sweeter if you need 2 or all 3 patterns! You can build your own bundle:

Buy any 2 Sommer patterns with the coupon code “buy2sommer” for $3 off your total purchase.
OR get all 3 Sommer patterns and save another $5 off your total purchase with the coupon code “buy3sommer”.
The sale is only available on the M4M site (links above) and ends Sunday 5/14 midnight CST.

Grab your copies and start building your summer wardrobe with this gorgeous pattern!

Happy Sewing ๐Ÿ™‚

Signature 2 smaller


Sommer by MadebyMelli



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