Mermaid Seashore Sundress

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Mermaids are kinda a “thing” right now, incase you’ve missed it 😉 I’ve been wanting to sew my daughter a dress inspired by mermaids but not something costume-y. And so this dress happened! It’s sewn using Oliver + S seashore sundress sewing pattern in size 6.

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My inspiration picture. Such pretty mermaid awesomeness. Lots of pastel rainbow colors happening here.

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To capture the colors I chose an assortment of pretty pastel colors from Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons in shell, aqua, violet, and pink.

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I did modify the sewing pattern a bit. I scooped out the front neck a little, as well as cutting off the back straps, scooping it out, and finishing the top edge with a casing through which elastic was threaded. I also made the skirt fuller and sewed the straps into the front of the dress.

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The straps have button holes in the back to button onto these beautiful mother of pearl buttons which are sewn into the back of the dress. Such a perfect mermaid-y touch!

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My daughter adores this dress and she’s already told me she’s never taking it off. Success!

Do you try to sew clothing that satisfies the want to dress up without it being a full out costume?

 

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