Friday, September 18, 2015

Upcycled Mermaid Skirt

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,

and for a tutorial about how I made the fleece mermaid blanket just click HERE.

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