Good News, the M4M Back to School Blog Tour is here! If you are looking for back to school sewing inspiration, follow along! Every day starting Monday will be filled with tons of inspiration.
We are bringing you some of the most talented ladies in the sewing community, sharing their Made for Mermaids best selections and some small modifications for school dress code friendly looks.
While I was looking to start my sewing journey for this school year, I had to take a close look to our school’s dress code to be compliant and get my littles ready for a year full of learning and new friendships. Some of the requirements for our school district are:
- Shirts with sleeves must be worn at all times. (For Boys)
- Sleeveless tops with a minimum width of two-inch wide straps are acceptable.
- Dresses, skirts and shorts must extend to or below the students‘ fingertips when their arms are held to their sides. This applies also to skirts and shorts worn with leggings.
I am sure some schools might have different rules, but these are pretty standard, with that in mind we have selected a group of patterns that would be more than appropriate to be in compliance but still fun and unique!
Did you get your sewing list for girls and boys? What about your child measurements sheet? Make sure to download the files on the Facebook Group ! Or grab the checklists here and measurement charts here.
To kick start the Back to School tour, Megan is offering a site wide sale, use code M4MB2S for 20% Off (Excludes fabric).
The best news of all: You can win a 5 pattern bundle to create all of these looks! Just enter the Giveaway link below and make sure to share your best back to school looks on the Made for Mermaids Facebook Group.
Let’s inspire each other and start sewing!
Lesley Rosas says
Thanks so much for the measurements chart! I will have one for each of my children and grandchildren in my sewing binder. This is super helpful! Genius!
Tana L says
Sewing binder? Thats so smart! I love the chart too. So hard to figure out measurements for my growing girl! 4 years old and this will be her first year at school.
Great idea! Can’t wait!
Thanks for the chart. I love your patterns.
Danielle Garcia says
I have been looking everywhere for a measurement chart similiar to this. Thanks
What a great, inspiring resource! I’m having fun making my daughter’s back to school wardrobe (or part of it) for the first time this year. 🙂
Great idea! The sewing checklist is especially helpful!
Amanda McConville says
This is awesome!! Can’t wait!
Jamie Hambleton says
I plan on making many Brooklyns to hey us through the school year!
My daughter loves leggings and shirts for school.
Super excited to dive into all my fabrics that I have let the kids pick and make some amazing things!
Thank you. My girls love leggings and dresses.
Love the measurement chart and the coupon code! Thank you 🙂
Rose McDonald says
My oldest isn’t yet old enough for school, but right now she really likes peasant tunics and knee length legging shorts (she might not actually care about the length). They are great because she can out them on and take them off by herself. Very handy since we also have a newborn in the house to tie up my hands and the older one is newly potty trained.
Thank you for the charts and code! I’m going to be making a Harper for my little’s first day back.
Her favorite back to school outfit right now is a store bought outfit. Leggings with kitties on them and a coordinating shirt.
Love the measurement sheet and checklist!
So excited to make my daughter some clothes for Kindergarten!
Thank you for the measurement chart! Now I can make sure my girls outfits fit them perfectly! This will be the first year I will be sewing for back to school! I can’t wait to give them some cute outfits!
Thanks for the giveaway! I think my little’s favorite outfits are comfy pants and tunics or tops with a skirt attached. I’m so excited to use the code for more patterns!
I love that you do this! It’s a perfect list of school appropriate clothing! Our dress code is the Same except once they hit 4th grade they can no longer wear leggings 🙁
The measurement chart is exactly what I’ve been needing. I’m new to sewing so this has been something I’ve been trying to compile.
Mandy A says
My daughter isn’t on school yet but she loves clothes with Mermaids and unicorns!
Loving all the back to school adorableness!
My little girl is only one so she doesn’t have an opinion haha but dresses are nice for diaper changes ;).
The measures chart is great! Thank you. Unfortunately my girls have to wear school uniform but this is gonna come in handy with all the clothes I’ll be making them. I can write their measurements and scan it into my files so I don’t keep loosing the paper where I write it lol
Kirsten Dvorak says
I have a 16 year old boy so not much back to school sewing for me. I do need to make pj though.
I like the lost you made. My almost 6yo already chose her fabrics and panels for her clothing this morning. Now to make a few leggins and tops and tunics and maybe skirts.
My boy starts school in three weeks. He likes to wear sweatpants and star wars shirts. Thank you for the measurements charts. Exactly what I needed 🙂
Shanna M says
I’ve got one more year until my little one starts kinder. I’ll be following closely. Thank you for the code and the handy chart!
Rachel Howe says
My son currently likes short shorts and v-neck shirts.
Allison Blauser says
Love the measurement chart. I’m always just writing Brooklynne’s measurements on a post it and then I lose said post it. This I can print, hole punch and file in my binder of made for mermaid patterns.
Brooklynne is 3 and starting a special needs pre-k program this month. I love Hampton on her but I think in going to try a Harper for her first day dress. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much M4M love love love these sweet patterns.
This is her first year of school, but she loves anything that she can be comfortable in while she’s playing!
Jennie Walters says
Mine don’t go to school yet, but my daughter loves dresses and kimonos!
Ginger Bell says
That measurement chart is genius! I am so excited for this tour to kick off and get inspired 🙂
The measurement chart is genius! I have boys in school right now so our first outfits usually consists of button ups and casual blazers. I can’t wait for my daughter to be school aged so we cn add dresses to the mix. 🙂
My daughter loves Harper because it’s such a girly dress!
My son doesn’t really have a favorite outfit, but I love putting him in plaid shorts with matching shirts!
Oh I love this so so much. Thanks for the checklist!!
Lauren B says
My daughter LOVES dresses, Riley and Brooklyn are her faves so far!
Stephanie Adkins says
My daughter isn’t in school yet but that chart will come in handy! I can’t wait to make her first day of school outfit!
Michelle Lopez says
Love the measurement chart! Can’t wait to see up all the Bonny skirt+leggings for my girl!
Annette Shapiro Guedez says
We go back to school this Wednesday but I still have some stuff to sew up for her. The measurement chart is adorable!
Nicole Padgett says
My daughter has to wear uniform colors (baby blue, navy, and white) this year. So as long as we meet those requirements she can wear what she wants. Skirts are her love for now with cute tops.
My pre-teen daughter loves to layer cardigans with tank tops. My Kindergarten-aged boy loves to wear tees and pants/shorts that coordinate with the costume character he wants to dress up as for any given day.
Amanda Jones says
Love this! Great idea! My girl’s favorite outfit currently is her Ponies Riley. There will def be more of those!
Weatherly Parrish says
Love the checklist!! So helpful 🙂
I think I need to print off several of these charts because I have my daughters measurements laying around but I don’t know if they are new or old.
Thank you for the measurement chart. Maybe I’ll quit trying to just remember all of my daughter’s measurements.
I tried leaving a comment for the give away but the box would allow me to type in it. So I’m hoping this comment will count! My favorite is the Isla!!
Hannah Widmer says
My daughter loves to wear dresses. She’s a total girly girl!
My little girl loves the bonny leggings so she can match mommy!
Thank you for the awesome patterns!
My little one love dresses of any kind for school.
I love the list. My little ones aren’t in school yet but I’ll be saving this for when they are. Thanks!
Karen Drane says
I have SO much back to school sewing to start! great resource! I love sewing my daughters clothes, cause they are always unique
Love the measurement chart! Thank you.
Janett Miller says
Thanks so much for the post! My daughter is starting pre kinder tomorrow so I’m so excited/scared/happy!! I may cry. Ha!! Her favorite is the Molly dress.
Blair Tenhouse says
Those charts are such helpful tools! Our oldest is early Pre-K age. His favorite right now is a tshirt and shorts.
Cindy Garzona says
Agree, love the chart! Thanks
Anything that twirls is a hit with my dtr. I love the bonny leggings for under all those twirling bottom halfs.
Sarah o says
The measurement chart will make life so much easier! Thank you!
Christy young says
Love the size chart!! See lots of Mya’s and bonny leggings in our future!! ❤️
Cynthia Heng says
Thanks for the measurement chart! It sure was useful 🙂
I can’t wait to get mine printed off and have all my family’s sizes!! Now to get inspired on an outfit for back to school.
Thank you for the charts! I’m excited to get some back to school outfit inspiration for my kids.
Thank you so much for the checklist! I’ve been having such a hard time trying to figure out what all my daughter needs.
Currently my daughter’s favorite school outfit is the Pokemon dress I made her for her first day.
Can’t wait to look through M4M patterns for school clothing!
christina beaman says
Love all the tips, amazing blog, amazing patterns thanks soooo much
Karen Burke says
Thanks for the sewing checklist as well as the measurement chart!
Love the measurements drawing for boys and girls!
Vivian Rugani says
This is awesome thanks so much. Now to start sewing
Diane williams says
Can’t wait to get started on my son’s kindergarten wardrobe!
Jessica Potts says
Love the measurement chart! 🙂 I am starting to make my oldest daughters school wardrobe now! We plan to homeschool for the k-12, but she is going to preschool at our church. It is her first year, and I am so excited & nervous!
Awesome perk! Thanks for the sale and the blog tour
Cathy Grande says
The chart is an awesome idea! My girls keep asking for dresses so dresses and leggings will be key this year.
My daughter is a dress lover….pink pink pink. My son is more comfort anything quick and easy! Thanks for the great patterns and sale!
Gina R. says
Awesome idea, thanks!
Gina R. says
My girls love me made leggings!
My girls both love leggings and tunic tops for school!!
Leggings and a tunic top 😉
talor tanks and bonny leggings! love the chart! thanks!!
My big girl loves leggings, especially the Bonny Leggings with the skirt attached!
My little one’s favourites for school are always dresses – the twirlier the better!
Kymberly Rosebush Wampler says
Thank you for the coupon code – now to get buying 🙂 and sewing
Love all the outfits. Can’t wait to make more.
My daughter is starting preschool his year so I’m working in her wardrobe now
Julia Hobbs says
Thank you for this post! I’m always wondering what the right amount of each clothing items to make so that we have enough, but not so many that they outgrow them before getting to use them.
Neepa Suraj says
Thank you for the code. Love your patterns
Those measurement charts are genius! Thanks so much!
Meghan Kim says
My little guy is only 15 months old so no “Back to School” for him yet, but I’m a teacher so I’m working on getting together MY BTS wardrobe. And for the first time it’ll be mostly #memade!
Julie Phillips says
Thank you for the super cute measurement sheets! I love keeping track of how my children have grown plus I always need their measurements!
Thanks for the chart! Back to school sewing is so much more fun when I have a plan of attack =)
Nicole Kaczorek says
I just finished a first day of Kindergarten Brooklyn and Bonny Leggings. I cannot wait to get more ideas!
Heather Jones says
Some of my favorite patterns!
Renee S says
Thank you for the measurement charts! Genius!
Brittney Nunley says
My daughter loves twirling in her dresses and tunic tops. I am pretty sure that she will need more and leggings to go with them. Anxious to sew!
Shorts with pockets and tee shirt!
Sarah S says
My daughters love dresses with pockets, and leggings/capris/bike shorts underneath. They have a little more variety than that in their wardrobe, but I think they’d be happy if that was all they had to choose from.
Judith Martinez says
My kids are homeschooled so anything that is comfy for hanging out at home is their preference for school! I need to make them each a couple of new outfits for field trips and such.
Dana Miller says
Thank you for the extra ideas and printables. My daughter loves anything dress related. Knit ones are so comfy and are her favorites.
So great to get these checklists and measurement pages! Thanks for the inspiration and the code; I have a lot of sewing to do before the end of August!
Enjoyed reading this. My Granddaughter loves comfy clothes so she likes the bonny legs to wear under dresses and tops. I also made her the grace pattern but I made it a maxi so it won’t be for school 🙂
Greta B says
I’m hoping to get a Lauren and Samantha combo made for my kiddo’s first day outfit. Thanks for the coupon great inspiration via the blog tour! 🙂
Tina Voth says
My oldest prefers tunics with leggings, while my youngest prefers twirly skirts with leggings and a tshirt style top.
Sara G says
We love the bonny leggings! And getting ready to make matching tops for both of us 🙂
Carla G says
My twin boys are very different in what they like to wear to school… 1 wears t-shirts and jeans, and the other 1 wears button-up shirts and cargos. 🙂
Kaelyn L. says
Leggings and tunics are what my daughters would live in, if I let them 😉
My daughter is required to wear skirts or dresses at her school. She loves anything with flutter sleeves and a twirly skirt. I’m going to mash Brooklyn and Riley to make sure she has both.