Mermaid Parade 2011 (Shirley goes to the Mermaid Parade)

Added Sep 7, 2011

by marlenahooch

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

A third variation of the Shirley 1-shoulder dress, this time as a koi fish in the NYC Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, summer 2011. Some people said it looked like coral but koi was the inspiration. I changed the bottom of the dress and added some ruffly bits and sewed it all up in 1 evening+morning. and I used extra fabric to cover a little totebag and make some arm cuffs.

Material Notes

sparkly spandex from a store in the fashion district—$20/yard and I used almost the whole thing for dress, bag, accessories. Still have some scraps. it shed sparklies and threads like crazy but looks good. didn’t stretch as much as I wanted, maybe will add a zipper.

stretchy drapey white and off white gauzey stuff

plain canvas totabag

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Beach, Evening Wear, Other, Punk, Romantic
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Taffeta

Credits

fitzpatterns shirley dress

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