I mentioned how my daughter wanted a Mermaid Birthday party. Not Ariel from the Little Mermaid, just Mermaids. To go with the mermaid theme, I made her a mermaid dress up skirt. I actually used a too-small dress up outfit to make a mermaid skirt for my daughter and one for her doll.
I believe this was an Island Princess Barbie dress up outfit.
I cut off the end of one of the sleeves and used that as the skirt for the doll. Since the sleeve was sheer, I used some teal fabric I already had to line it. Then I sewed the elastic in at the waist. This was pretty simple, even for me. I wish my daughter's skirt was as simple to make.
For my daughter's skirt, I cut out the frilly lining on the inside of the dress up outfit. Again, I used the teal fabric I already had to be the bodice of the skirt.
I made and elastic waist and attached the teal skirt to the gathered frilly part. This was easier said than done, but after several attempts, I finally got it to work.
My daughter was so excited to have her own mermaid skirt. It's plenty long so she can wear it for a couple of years.
If you want to check out the rest of her mermaid themed birthday click HERE to see how I made an ocean / mermaid birthday cake,
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