A Mermaid Dress

If you were following my blog back in Feb. you probably saw the Birthday dresses I made for my nieces.  The youngest got hers on her first birthday which was that month.  Being the sucker of an auntie that I am I gave in & gave the 2.5 year old her princess dress early.

Well her birthday is in 6 weeks so I needed to make her something else for a gift.  Lucky her, when things turn out to big for the twins guess who gets them?

I had this great idea for a cute mermaid dress with a crochet top, but after a few rows I could tell it was going to be too wide for the twins.  Instead of quitting or redoing it I decided to make the first one for Chloe instead.  Next time I will use a slightly smaller hook, but currently the size I needed was the only one I didn’t have!  It doesn’t sit on my kid mannequin very well as my niece is still more toddler shaped, but to big to use my toddler mannequin, but you get the idea.  I was going to do something more square, but when I found the mermaid fabric I decided that the wavy design would be perfect with it!

It will be a while before I can get action shots as my kids are all smaller in size then her daughter, but it’s something!  I plan on making similar ones for the twins soon when I get the smaller hook I need.  These style of dresses do take a lot more time to make but are rather inexpensive material wise.  I think with the yarn & fabric it probably cost about $6 for the materials.

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6 Responses to “A Mermaid Dress”

  1. Krista May 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm #5426

    Very cute!
    Did you come up with your own pattern this time for the top?

  2. Nelly May 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm #5428

    HI, i just love this dress! did you post directions on how to make it? thanks!

    • Kymy May 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm #5429

      no sorry, I didn’t write anything down as I was going, so I don’t have an instructions for it!

    • Kymy July 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm #5431

      It was a JoAnn’s Exclusive fabric about 2-3 years ago? You might be able to find it on Etsy or Ebay.

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