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Alright, now is the time to stand back and behold all of the hard work you have done! This might take a while to complete all of the necessary steps, yet the finished product is a breathtaking pattern of scales which you could make out of any lightweight fabric you choose.
As for what to use this for, please keep in mind that it is very difficult to match the scales up in seams and such, so try to cut down the amount of times you need to cut this stuff up. When using this in skirts I have gotten very close to matching, yet there always seems to be a straggler scale or two that don't quite fit. My solution to this is gathering near the seam, so that you cannot tell which does not match, or only has half of one scale showing.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 10.17 AMby urbandon

    cool! I have some ideas/ Thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 08.34 PMby dilshadburman

    WOW! Just…wow!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 09.33 AMby skyturtle

    Great stuff, thank you for sharing. And I like the colors you chose.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 11.36 PMby phusilly

    I LOVE IT!!! What a great Mermaid costume this would make :o)

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      Feb 21, 2011, 05.44 PMby xanray

      I thought the same thing :)

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    Sep 3, 2010, 10.40 PMby isilvia

    Thank you for an idea!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 01.46 AMby sewetarded

    What a great idea! I can easily make mermaid tails for my daughter and her friends to play in :)

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    Aug 18, 2010, 07.52 AMby kiraph

    Just wondering if this is bridal tulle weight – which is what it looks like – or the heavier nylon net tulle. Thanks!

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    Aug 18, 2010, 06.15 AMby kdrodgers

    Very pretty…. I love it!!!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 11.29 PMby tym4me

    This is Really beautiful, and simple. Thank you for sharing!! I am going to try this with some leather and organza for a dress.

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    Aug 17, 2010, 07.11 PMby dideez

    Beautiful! Can’t help but think of Ariel the mermaid when I see it.

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.30 PMby 6kidsathome

    Thank you for sharing it is so delicate looking and beautiful. You make is sound easy and I hope to use it.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 10.02 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is a great technique and I can think of plenty people who will be using this to make great outfits. What fun you could have using this to make costumes.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 05.48 AMby africancotton

    This is so clever and you have made it seem almost easy, well done !

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    Aug 6, 2010, 06.11 AMby sneakery

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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