A Mermaid Tale 18" Doll Clothes

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Sew a Mermaid costume for your 18" doll! The pattern includes two different options for finishing off the waistline of the tail, plain or with panniers. The panniers can be done in fabric or sheer fabric like organza. So whether you create a princess mermaid or a “Merboy” there is an option for you!
The tail fin lies forward and has batting in the top for shape but only fabric under the doll's feet so that she can easily stand. Enough room is in the fin for the doll's feet, so the doll can also sit with her tail on.
Included is a rounded and lined bikini top. The back of the top is completed with covered elastic for easy dressing.
The PDF pattern is designed for use with woven fabric but stretch fabric can also be used. Play with color and texture for different effects!

This mermaid costume also looks adorable on Disney Animator dolls!  Check out the pattern here

Recommended Fabrics:  Light to medium weight woven fabrics - seer sucker, cotton, quilter’s cotton and satin. • Stretch fabrics can also be used – Lycra or shiny dance fabrics. You will need to use a stretch needle in your machine if you choose to work with this fabric. • Panniers – organza can also be used for a sheer look.

Supplies Needed:-Fabric - Tail – 8 x 20” (or Fat Quarter)
-Fabric - Fin – 13 x 13” (or Fat Quarter)
-Fabric – Panniers – 15 x 8”
-Fabric Bikini Top – 9 x 10”
-Very thin batting – Remnant – 7 x 13”
-Tracing wheel and chalk paper
OR Light weight tear away or tissue paper
-Matching threads
-1/4" wide Elastic – 10”
-3/8” wide Elastic – 5”
-1/4" wide ribbon – 2.5”
-Marking pen or pencil
-Loop turner
-Bodkin or safety pin
-Hand needle
-Iron and ironing board

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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A Mermaid Tale 18inch dolls

This pattern will not fit Walmart 18 inch dolls (purchased in last month) It is much too small in the foot/ankle area for a child to be able to put this on their doll. I will need to re-cut another tail wider from the knee down to make one to fit. I measured the waist and bust for size checking, but did not think about the foot area. I have not tried it on any other doll brand. Walmart dolls are a bit taller, but that did not matter as the top and bottom are separate pieces.

Dr. J.
United States

Quality pattern

Excellent. Instructions were clear and thorough. Pattern was sized correctly. The Mermaid Tail was easy to make, and looks great. Grandma got a lot of hugs for very little work.

Debbie G.
United States

A Mermaid Tale 18" Doll Clothes

What a fun pattern to make! I have made six to date and have more orders to fill. Easy pattern to follow and a cute finish product! Have fun!

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Linda S.
United States

Mermaid tail

Directions were clear and correct. The mermaid tail stitched up beautifully. My grand daughter was thrilled!

A Mermaid Tale 18 Doll Clothes
Lisa A.
United States

Mermaid tail pattern

The pattern was very easy to use and the final sewing project turned out well! My niece loved it!!

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