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BERNINA Halloween 2011 Mermaid beauties

Added Oct 12, 2011

by wandakullman

O Fallon, Missou...






Mermaid beauties! I created this pattern from some mermaid pics my daughter sent me. The tops are purple or blue shimmer fabric and the tail parts are a lacy metalic fabric with a green satin underneath. I lined them with the legs of my husband’s old flannel sweat pants and for my older grandaughter’ a piece of quilt batting I had, for added warmth. The flowers and leaves are handsewn and then rhinestoned. I added ropes of seed beeds, odds and ends of trim I have collected over the years and shells from various beach trips. The tails are yards of tulle I cut and stretched to give a fish tail look. For the straps I hand sewed fabric leaves to look like seaweed. Head pieces are headbands sewn and hotglued with various beads and trims

Material Notes

beads, shells, tulle, satin, lace, flannel silk flowers and leaves




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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.44 AMby Gretchen Pacheco

    Love it!!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.49 AMby andreag210

    Cutest costumes ever!

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    Oct 20, 2011, 10.30 AMby kah

    Very cute mermaids!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 08.41 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    They are adorable!!!!! My grandaughter is going to be a fairy and isn’t working with tulle fun!!! Good luck with the contest. Happy Sewing!

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      Oct 18, 2011, 05.22 PMby wandakullman

      Thanks! Love working with tulle. With this one especially! Even tearing it a little just gives the costume personality!

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