22 October 2015

my little mermaid

This morning I attempted to photograph a mythical creature...

...a three year old that holds still.

Cupcake decided she wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween.
Since we live in a place where there is usually snow by the end of October,
this posed as a challenge. 

"I need a tail and a shell and red hair."
Aunt Taera is taking care of the hat/wig, which we will get soon.
I'll eventually update when she's fully outfitted for trick-or-treating.

I already had this beautiful material, that changes colors depending on the angle.
It is blue and red and purple and perfect for a mermaid tail.
I struggled to decide on how to make it, since the fabric has zero stretch,
but I made it up as I went along and she's happy with how it turned out.

Simple skirt, with an elastic waist.  The hem comes to a point and is
finished with a wide ruffle and three layers of tulle for poof.
She's able to walk in it comfortably, and snow pants will fit underneath if needed.

Long-sleeve white shirt with gold details from Walmart.
The shells are made from multiple layers of gold glitter tulle, 
with a single layer of teal on top.
Gathers in the middle and ends, then sewn on by hand.

I started our Sew All 26 Challenge with Cupcake's Bo Peep costume last year,
and now this is my letter M for Mermaid.  Half way done!


Aunt TC did an amazing job!  Lots of compliments.
It was a wonderful, snow-free night of trick-or-treating!

1 comment:

Anna Mae Fipke said...

You are truly amazing, Mindy!! Well done..she looks most pleased! Bringing the crowning glory on Sunday!