Mama Kourtney by Made for Mermaids

Oct 14, 2017

I almost missed a release day because I’ve been having blog issues (I just switched from horrible Squarespace to a self-hosted WordPress and I’ve been struggling to get the formatting correct).  But I pushed myself through all of the internet mess just so I could talk about the newest pattern release from Made for Mermaids!  Let’s say hello to Kourtney!

The Kortney patterns are a basic knit tee, with an awesome option to add a knot to it.  I’ve been totally sucked into the “knot all the tees” trend and I love that this is a built-in option for my top.  My favorite part of the knot is the construction of it.  I’ve seen some patterns have extra pieces that you have to cut and sew to create the look.   But with Kourtney, M4M has come up with a really creative and FAST way to achieve the knot with only the basic pattern piece.  I’m considering stealing the construction for a couple of my other top patterns as well.  It’s that genius!

I impulsively bought this gorgeous knit lace from JoAnn Fabrics the other day when I was shopping for something else entirely……..

But I’m super glad I did.  Because it’s pretty and was a perfect fabric for my Kourtney!  I sewed up the 3/4 length sleeve, curved tunic option, and I believe my knot is 3″ from the center.  It’s one of my new favorite tops, especially for fall, and I’ve already worn it a few times.  In fact, I wore it the second it came off of the sewing machine during testing, and I had to wash this cutie before I even had a chance to take these tester shots.

The fit is pretty relaxed, but the knot does change it up a slight bit and pulls the fabric in toward your hips more on this tunic length.  I like my tops to be semi-fitted, to the point where I’m not squeezed but you can still see my figure.  This is the perfect balance.  It’s like the Mermaids get me or something.

If you’re not convinced that you need this pattern yet, you should probably go check out the release post on their blog.  Of course everyone’s versions were gorgeous.  And of course they also made a matching girls’ pattern for this.


Pattern: Mama Kourtney by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: Lace Knit from JoAnn Fabrics (they don’t have it listed on their website, unfortunately)

**As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Thanks for helping to feed my sewing habits!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

A Team-less Go Team Dress

If you were tired of seeing all of the things I made with these Go Team patterns, you might want to buckle in.  Because I've still got more coming for you.  The pattern was so good I couldn't stop making things for myself and my family!  #sorrynotsorry With this...

Go Team Hubby

I'm an awfully big fan of being able to sew for my husband, but I will say that he's harder to sew for.  Besides when we are doing something specifically themed (theme party / Comic Con / Disney / etc), Bennett is totally a "plain shirt" kinda guy.  He prefers muted...

Clone Force 99 : Team Wrecker

I'm continuing to share the items I made from the latest release from Patterns for Pirates, and next up on my list is this super fun Wrecker top I made for my kiddo! With this release, we had a set of FOUR patterns all launch at once.  The Go Team Jersey, Go Team...

Team Candy Corn : You’re Either With Me or You’re Wrong

Listen up, Internet dwellers.  I've been seeing A LOT of hate online for candy corn over the last few years and it always ramps back up around this time of year.  I'm here to tell all you haters this:  YOU. ARE. WRONG.  Candy corn does not deserve the nonsense you've...