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Purple Mermaid costume

Added Sep 6, 2009

by Emma (Cotter...

Ireland, Ireland

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Description

I made this purple Mermaid costume for Halloween 4 years ago. It’s mostly hand sewn as my machine wouldn’t sew through the plastic disks on the tail. This is the very first project I ever finished (and then I lost interest in sewing for another year!). It was great fun to wear. It took 20 hours to make. This costume is my own design, I did not use any pattern for this.

Material Notes

American knit, lame, elastic, purple thread, shells from an old chain, ribbons, pearls and a flower lei from Hawaii.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Other
Material
Other

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    Oct 11, 2009, 04.21 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    Hello. I cut the shape out on newspaper first. Then I cut 4 pieces of the purple lame and 2 pieces of the padding to that shape. I sewd the the lame pieces together with the right sides together and turned them the right side out. I stuffed them with the padding. I hand sewd the opening at the top and sewd squiggly lines up through the tail with my sewing machine. I attached them to the front and back of the tail by hand.

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    Oct 4, 2009, 02.50 PMby tiakegler

    Can you describe how you made the fin?

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