Mermaid Dreams

Today is my stop on the Sewing by Ti Monster Tour. I used the newly released Once Upon a Pattern from Sew a Little Seam to make this frighteningly cute Little Mermaid inspired costume.


This pattern is standard Sew a Little Seam:

  • Tons of options (see the image below)
  • Perfect fit
  • Extremely thorough instructions
  • Happy model

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My model is quite mermaid-obsessed right now. I was recently told “I am going to be a mermaid when I grow up. You can be a mama mermaid when you grow up.” (All my dreams come true!)

We have NOT seen the Little Mermaid yet. Disney is the bane of my existence with their vaulting of movies. We do not own a VHS/DVD player so we have to wait for it to be released from the vault for the obsession to really begin. I had so much fun showing her pictures of Ariel using the fork as a comb. She was entirely perplexed and thought it awesomely silly.

To achieve the mermaid look, I selected the v bottom top, regular neckline, seashell overlay, and mermaid skirt. There is the possibility of cooler weather by the time Halloween rolls around so I love that I can give her a costume she doesn’t have to layer.

I used Knitpop’s amazing double brushed polyester solids to create the white triangle bottom top, purple seashells (sold out, but here is a darker similar option), and green waistband and fins. I used quilting cotton for the main part of the skirt and cotton lycra for the darker green front and back fins.


We topped off the look with this wig from Amazon. She is totally loving that extra touch.


To sweeten the pot, Kelly at SALS also released the Imagine pattern which contains some amazing accessories: fairy wings, a witch hat, fingerless gloves, boot covers, a cape in three lengths (with or without a hood), and a petticoat in two lengths. For a short time, this pattern is being bundled with the Once Upon a Pattern, so is FREE. I made the gloves in testing:


Check out all the other amazing projects on this month’s Monster Tour:

Monday, October 1st- Sewing By Ti (intro)

2nd- Tales from a Southern Mom

3rd- Shalini’s Sewing Space

4th- Tenille’s Thread

5th- Sewing By Ti

Monday, October 8th- Back 40 Life

9th- Family of Makers

10th- Made for Little Gents

11th- Big Fly Notions

Sunday, October 14th- The Fairy Dust Bin

17th- Sewing With D

18th- 52 Week Sewing Challenge

19th- Auschick Sews

20th- Sew Cute Couture by Kathy

Sunday, October 21st- The Bear and the Pear Atelier

22nd- Seams Like Style

23rd- Seams Sew Lo

24th- My Heart Will Sew On

25th- JOT Designs USA

26th- My Sewing Roots

27th- Manning the Machine

Monday, October 29th- Frulle Mieke

30th- Sew Like a Sloth

31st- Sewing By Ti


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