Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mermaid Tales

Stompy and Mimi have been begging me to make them some mermaid costumes. They think I can do anything (I really should stop telling them that I can).

In their vision, I make a wonderful costume and they look and swim like like real mermaids. This is a pretty tough brief to meet.
Off we go to a local haberdashery. 
 Once again I rely on my natural instincts. No patterns, no research and no plans...
 Fold fabric into 4, have your child lie down on the edge and draw the shape. I decided to go for a full body suit because this avoided needing waist bands or elastic.
 Sew along edges and then get someone to try it on. The fins didn't look exactly like my vision but at least this mermaid can still wear shoes when she walks on land.
The other girl decided she didn't want a mermaid costume after all.


PS: I am joining up for Wordless Wednesday at My Little Drummer Boys

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    1. I think the idea was more fun that the reality. But, they have been wearing it in the bath :) Rachel x

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  2. This is fabulous! What are your costume plans for your other daughter? This one will be hard to top!

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    1. I don't think she wants anything now, she is questioning my skill levels. Rachel x

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    1. Yes it was, they have stopped asking at least :) Rx

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  4. they look cool!! :) for everyone who dreamed of being a mermaid!!

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    1. They love anything mermaid related. I think it's so cute. Rx

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  5. Haha that's cute - and you're a pretty cool mum for doing that for them :)

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  6. Research, patterns, plans? Who needs them?

    Nice job!

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    1. They are a complete waste of time. Just wing it! Rx

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  7. Oh very, very nice! So clever.
    New follower on board :)

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    1. Hi, thanks for following. I'll have to pop over and visit your blog too. Rachel x

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    1. They cracked me up, it wasn't suppose to look like that at all :)

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  9. ROFL that your other daughter decided she didn't want one after all ... I think you did just fine and much better than I could ever do!

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    1. As long as she doesn't want a unicorn costume or something. That might be a wee bit harder. Rx

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  10. I cant wait to see the whole project finished.

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    1. Haha, you're on. I'll post a photo shortly. Rx

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  11. How beautiful! I love that your other little miss changed her mind! Awesome effort! xxXOoo

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    1. Yes, she changed it pretty quickly too. Rachel xx

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  12. Okay, this is awesome!! I so wish I could sew!

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    1. I wish I could sew properly :) Rachel x

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  13. That most certainly sounds like a challenge to me.

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2012/07/ww-art-in-chicago-linky.html

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    1. Yes it was, it was a lot of fun too. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Rachel x

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    1. Thanks Kim, I like your new profile pic x

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