My little girl turned four last week. The time just goes too quickly - I want her to say like this forever! She is such a delightful little girl who I love so so much. When she watched the latest release of the Barbie Mermaid movie and requested a week out of her birthday to re-theme the party to everything mermaid I obliged...as you do.
I found a beautiful mermaid outfit in a toy store but it came at a huge cost...so it had to be made. I took a lot of photo's and when I got home I replicated it as best as possible.
I used a leotard pattern (Knitwit pattern #7500) for the bodice and hand sewed rows of sequins onto the neckline. The tail is lined in the same stretch velvet material as the bodice and joined at the hips with three rows of sparkly ruffles. The yo-yo flowers and shells are made with satin and the shells are sewn with wadding to create a more 3D look.
Actually it was alot of fun to make and she was in love with it when she saw it which always makes it that much more worthwhile when you go to so much effort. Next year though, a simple 'pink' theme will be suffice! :)