|The finished Mermaid Skirt back.|
|Goose with her Mermaid Dress|
|Goose and my Nieces.|
My daughter Goose loves Mermaids. SHE LOVES THEM!! She's three and knows almost all the words to "Part of your world." I had some ruffled fabric that I had bought and only tried to sew on "ONCE". Because it was a mess to sew. It's this stuff.
|Ruffled fabric by the yard.|
While looking for mermaid tails and blankets on Pinterest. (I know;}) i found this really cool pin.
|Mermaid Skirt by The Girl Inspired|
I did my best to follow her instructions but messed up....a lot. I realized how much I didn't know about knits. About my serger, About everything!!! Good lord if I only had read the dang sewing machine directions I would have avoided so much stress and frustration!!!
So, after a lot of trial and error, a few ball point needles and what felt LIKE HOURS on my serger. I made one. And it was awful!!. Tucks everywhere, the size was only tiny. TO small for Goose. I had to completely removed the ruffled fabric and just go with the blue knit. Which was a cheap jersey that split and laddered constantly. So.....
The first had to go to my littlest niece, S. It wouldn't fit my goose.
|Happiest Mermaid in the World!!|
Armed with the experience of my miserable first draft , I started again. Determined to make more for my other nieces. And another for Goose.
|One day, I'll have a cutting table. One day....|
|I had to add some ruffled fabric, but not much.|
|They loved them. I loved them. So much mermaid fun.|