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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Susan S.
United States United States
Mermaid doll pattern

The directions were clear. My granddaughter loved the tail and bikini top. I made 2 sets so she could play mermaids with a friend or a cousin.

Pixie Faire A Mermaid Tale 18 Doll Clothes Review
Angela D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mermaid Tale

This is the first pattern I purchase from this site. I have made this tail twice with different fabric. Each time it came out perfect. I am working on the third mermaid tale. The pattern and instructions are so easy and my daughter loves the finished tale. Thank you.

June M.
United States United States
Mermaid Pattern

Love the pattern, the bra top was difficult with lycra so I made a crop top and added the panniers to bottom of crop top, looks great!!

Shari D.
Canada Canada
mermaid tale

It was so much fun to make. Easy directions as well.

Pixie Faire A Mermaid Tale 18 Doll Clothes Review
Melva S.
United States United States
Mermaid Tale

So far, all is going good!