Sew a Mermaid costume for your 13-14.5" 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.
Included is a rounded and lined bikini top. The back of the top is completed with covered elastic for easy dressing. Two ribbon tie options are shown.
The pattern is designed for use with woven fabric but stretch fabric can also be used. Play with color and texture for different effects!
This PDF sewing pattern fits 14 to 14.5 inch dolls like Hearts for Hearts® and WellieWishers™. Also fits 13 inch Disney® Toddler, Mine to Love (Melissa & Doug) or Today’s Girl (Peterkin).
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.
• 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.
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.Download, Print, Sew!
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My two year old was in love with the outfit at first sight! She has been carrying her mermaid doll all day! I made few modifications to the design. Mainly I used fold-over elastic for the waist and back and shoulder straps. That made it easier for my daughter to take it off and put it back on. Since I only had one shimmering fabric (Baby Blue Mystique spandex), I decided to use SISER Holographic HTV over cotton. In retrospect, I don’t recommend using this particular HTV, it made a very stiff fabric and extremely difficult to sew the fin. I will look for other shimmering fabrics for my next iteration. All in all, I was happy with the pattern. The directions were easy to follow and was easy to modify if needed.
I had a lot of fun making these outfits, and I look forward to making more in the near future!
The pattern was easy to follow a dvery cute once sewn. I would recommend to friends. I think that my grandkids would be able to sew.
Loved the pattern, but found the top to be a problem. I did make it, and solved the problem, but think there is a better way to make the top. Made this outfit for my Great Granddaughter, and she loves it.