The Girl has been reading a mermaid series that she really loves. It is the Waterfire Saga and it currently has three books in it. The age range for it is 12-18 years, and she is 10, but an advanced reader. To say she is obsessed with mermaids would be putting it lightly. She really, really, really wants to be a mermaid right now.
As I like to stoke the fires of book addiction, I purchased some different mermaid fabrics from Amazon and Etsy. Initially, I was going to make a mermaid blanket out of some of it, and then I was thinking a mermaid tail to use with her swim fin she got from Santa. Not sure if I will do that yet. Depends on if I think she will drown in it or not, but she is a good swimmer. We’ll see.
I decided to go the simple route and make a shirt and leggings to wear in the meantime. The fabric here is from Amazon at $11/yard. I only got a yard and it was a few inches longer and just enough.
The Hibernis top worked great with these fabrics, yet again. I love how I could add the saying to the front panel and have some of the mermaid fabric show up in places.
The leggings are a modified Oliver + S leggings. I make them longer, since their size 12 is not long enough here. This is not super thick material, so I would say a tunic length top is a good idea.
I asked her what she wanted on the top, and she thought the “Mermaid in Training” sounded good. I just did the words in the Silhouette design program and cut it out on iron-on glitter HTV. The black fabric is a warm performance knit, so it has a bit of a low loft fleece backing to it. Nice and warm.
She loved it and got loads of compliments, yet again. Now I need to make her a fleece robe, since it is really chilly out now. Definitely not mermaid weather!