Earlier this month, we released the first half of our Clueless Collection: Dionne & Women’s Dionne knit blazers, Cher & Women’s Cher woven a-line skirt, and Women’s Amber & Amber + Elton knit vest. Today, we’re bringing you the rest of the collection!
We have had SO much fun putting together outfits to showcase the new Tai and Women’s Tai bodysuit/top patterns, the Clueless Cardigan for women and girls, AND the adorable 90s socks! As much as we LOVE the fun Clueless inspired looks and LA photo shoot, we are even more excited to show you how to style these classic pieces for every day looks that will work for your wardrobe 🙂For more inspiration, check out our Clueless Collection Pinterest Board too!
Tai & Women’s Tai
The Tai pattern is one you’ve been waiting for! Choose from a top or bodysuit option. The girls’ version also includes a skirted leotard in 2 lengths – tutu and mini. Both Tai & Women’s Tai include sleeveless, short, 3/4, and long sleeves. The girls also includes an optional flutter that can be added to any option. Necklines and leg openings can be finished with bands, elastic, or picot elastic! Finally, both Tai & Women’s Tai include a scoop or low back. Worried about not having a snap option for the bodysuit? We’ve got you covered 🙂 Check out the tutorial for adding a snap placket here.
One of the most obvious styling options is for your dancer or gymnast! Some of us used double brushed polyester, while some testers opted for performance knits, nylon spandex, etc. The variety of options makes Tai perfect for all ages!
Tai also makes a basic tee, whether you opt for the bodysuit or top version! It looks adorable tucked into jeans:
Or, you can pair Tai with a skirt for a dressier look! We loved it with Cher, as well as fancier RTW skirts and tutus!
Of course, Tai also looks precious worn by itself, too. Our girls were definitely loving the twirl factor of the mini skirt length!
Finally, the girls’ Tai makes a great layering piece, or pajama top! The cropped Clueless Cardigan is a great layer to pair with the tutu length Tai, or make the top length to pair with Bonny leggings for custom pajamas!
The Women’s Tai is just as fun and versatile as the girls’ version! It’s the perfect layering piece for the colder months. We loved it with both jeans and the Women’s Cher Skirt, as well as Darcey, the Clueless Cardigan, and some of our favorite RTW vests and sweaters.
We loved it without all the layers, too! Whether you opt for top or bodysuit, tank or sleeves, scoop or low back, the Women’s Tai is the perfect fitted tee to add to your collection! Our team and testers paired it with high-waisted jeans, a Mama Joy skirt separate, Mama Chloe, P4P’s SOS Pants, and more!
Clueless Cardigan & Women’s Clueless Cardigan
Now that fall is FINALLY arriving, I’m excited to sew up some fall staples! The Clueless Cardigan is a classic, fitted cardigan. The Clueless Cardigan is perfect for year round wear with short, 3/4 and longs sleeve options. Options include 3 different hemlines, as well as crew or v-neck! It’s designed with button or snap closure in mind, but a few testers left the buttons off for a different look!
The crop length is perfect for trendier looks, or for layering over tanks at school. The different sleeve options make it perfect for all four seasons! It’s also a great piece to throw on over the Tai bodysuit after classes or practices.
The high hip length is especially perfect for school uniforms, and layering with outfits for work!
You can personalize it with fun buttons, or even embroider a monogram (maybe that’s just the Southern mama in me talking). You could also have fun color blocking by doing different colors for the sleeves and bands.
Top length is my favorite (even though it means more buttons or snaps, haha!). It’s even the perfect length to fit right over a baby bump 😉
The 90’s Socks
The 90’s Socks are a quick and simple (and and comfy!!) scrap busting pattern that you can use for the whole family! Choose from 9 sizes, from baby to men’s size 15. The pattern includes ankle, crew or knee highs for every size.
We loved the knee high socks paired with the rest of the Clueless Collection, as well as some of our other favorite M4M patterns!
It wasn’t just our girls that got to enjoy the knee highs, though! How perfect are they for athletic socks?!
They also make cute boot socks, and you can even make them with stretch lace or cozy sweater knits! *Note – sweater knit will not stay up as well and the sole will be a bit smaller, but they would definitely be comfy!*
The crew length is a great every-day sock!
The ankle version is a bit lower than the crew style, if you prefer to have less sock showing! Whichever style you prefer, all of them are a great way to use up scraps, especially those pricey custom knit scraps that you can’t bring yourself to part with!
Of course, you can always use your socks to express some of your interests too. 😉
You can check out more inspiration in the previous styling post! We hope you love the Clueless Collection as much as we do! We can’t wait to see what you make! Be sure to follow Made for Mermaids on Instagram and on our main Facebook page for even more sneak peaks! Don’t forget to share your Clueless Collection makes in our Facebook group. Happy sewing!
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