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

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...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

It’s My Turn to Take an Elfish :: FREE Schitt’s Creek / David Rose Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Happy mid-December, Wanderful friends!  I totally had intentions of sharing this weeks ago, but I've been hit with the holiday to-do list and it got delayed a bit.  Without further ado, let me hook you up with my newest free digital cut file.  I think...

Sublimation Printing 101 | Sublimating Coasters

I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first "shared" project for dye sublimation printing on the blog today!  I saw these coasters at JoAnn Fabrics the other day and immediately was overcome by my impulse purchasing ways. Cricut has been pushing their "Infusible...

Come, We Fly! :: FREE Hocus Pocus Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you had to ask me to name my favorite Halloween movie, I wouldn't even hesitate to tell you that it is HANDS DOWN, no questions asked, Hocus Pocus.  Honestly.  Isn't it everyone's favorite Halloween flick?  So. Freaking. Good. I've been on a super...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

RECENT POSTS

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule 2021 | Tween Boy “Planning Stage”

If there's one thing that stays the same in life, it's change.  And we can include the changing of Louis' height in this sentiment.  OMG having a tween boy means that his pants will fit one day, they won't even button the next, and you buy him another pair and a week...

Suit Up for Summer with Raspberry Creek Fabrics!

Hi my name is Katy and I am a liiiiiiiiiiittle bit excitable.  How so?  Glad you asked. First...it's been super busy around the McKinley world.  But I saw a call for bloggers for the Raspberry Creek Fabrics "Suit Up for Summer" tour and I couldn't have signed up any...

Fabric for Pirates :: March 2021 Reveal

We are halfway through the month, which means it's time to share the March Fabric for Pirates subscription! WHEWWWWWWW.  This month was the "little fabric subscription that could".  We had a malfunction on the P4P website that caused some chaos, and then on top of...

A [Scarlet] Witchy Be Bold Bodysuit

Doesn't the idea of a bodysuit throw you straight back to the 90's?  When you were rocking those ditzy floral bodysuits, and reading Tiger Beat?  No?  Just me? I'm always blown away by how much the fashion of my middle/high school life is coming back into style. ...