Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mermaid Tail

Mermaid Tail for Breckyn

A gumball machine and a mermaid tail...that's what our niece Breckyn really wanted for Christmas.
Well, I couldn't be more's always my goal to have at least one homemade gift for the Godchildren.  With a little help from pinterest, I came up with this.... 
I found this great tutorial
and I followed it pretty closely.  It was so much fun to have an excuse to buy such sparkly pink fabric!
And large shiny gems...

The project came together so quickly. 
Bonus: I still have enough supplies to create another tail.
It can be tricky to create a fitted item without your little one on hand, but my sister-in-law is always so willing to take measurements and send them to me...
Thank you Chelsie!
I am so pleased; it ended up it fitting Breckyn so well...
The little flare at the ankle...
The gathering at the waist...
 She is the little mermaid.  She told me so.
She had the dinglehopper to prove it.
And she also said the purple gem is probably her favorite part 
(and definitely her favorite color).
Oh Breckyn, you are so spunky and always keeping things interesting. We love you so very much.