A Mermaid Tale for 11.5" Fashion Dolls

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Sew a Mermaid costume for your 11.5" - 12" Fashion doll! This Doll Tag Clothing PDF
pattern includes a mermaid tail and tube top. The tail fin lies forward so that the doll
can stand in the tail. It has fusible interfacing on the inside to hold the shape. There is
also space in the fin that the doll can sit.
Included is a tube top made from stretch fabric such as Lycra®.
The pattern is designed for use with woven fabric but stretch fabric can also be used.
Play with color and texture for different effects!
Doll Size: 11.5" Fashion dolls like Barbie® - Original, Tall and Curvy size included

This pattern is also available on Pixie Faire for 18" Dolls such as American Girl®, 14-14.5" H4H & WellieWishers™, and Disney® Animators' dolls. 

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

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric for Tail — 8” x 8.5”
  • Fabric for Fin — 7” x 7”
  • Fabric for Top — 2” x 5” Remnant
  • Fusible Interfacing — 7” x 7”
  • Tracing wheel and chalk paper OR Light weight tear away or tissue paper
  • 1/8" wide Elastic — 3.5”
  • 1/8" wide ribbon — 3”
  • Ties: 1/8” wide ribbon — 10”
  • Loop turner or Small safety pin

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 16 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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Kathy N.
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This is such a fun and cute pattern. I don't sew for Barbies a lot any more but I just couldn't resist. It is a super quick and easy sew. There were several of us who tested this and not one of them were the same. So many fabric choices and it fits several size Barbies too. The day after I finished mine my great granddaughter stopped by. She said I don't have one of those dollies. Can I have it? lol Needless to say she went home with it. I am waiting on her to ask me to make her another mermaid! Get the pattern and have some fun!

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A Pixie Faire Customer
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Barbie Mermaid

This little mermaid ensemble is super cute and easy to make. It can be made out of knit or woven. I made it out of lycra swim/dance fabric. I usually don't enjoy making barbie clothes because if how tiny the pieces are but this was super fun. The only tricky thing was stitching detail lines on the tail but there are ideas and suggestions of how to do it that make it easy to do.

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