Barbie's Mermaid Tail 2014 by Speattle

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Barbie mermaid tail
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-11-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-11-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

My almost 4 year old granddaughter has a Barbie doll that likes to take baths with her.  Granddaughter always wants a mermaid tail on the doll, so in the tub we have been wrapping a washcloth around Barbie and out of the tub, we use a rubber band to hold a hand towel around the doll.

So, today I found a bit of the leftover swimsuit fabric that I used to make all 3 of my grandgirls suits and made Barbie a proper mermaid tail.

I googled for the inspiration and found a good one online.  I'll try to find it to link.  Only thing I did different was to not make the little bodice bra thing and instead, just slid the tail waist up over the Barbie's bust for modesty.  If I were to do this again, I'd probably add a half inch to the over all length, but this works fine as is.

I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance and used the stretch stitch on my machine and used a stretch needle.  To hem the raw top edge I just folded it over once and used a narrow zig-zag. I did this after sewing the sides, but it would probably be easier to do it after just sewing up one side.

I think my Granddaughter will love it.  She has been insisting that Barbie have a blue tail.

This took all of about 30 mintues.  Such a tough project!

Sigh, I wish I were as easy to dress as Barbie.   Just put on a stretchy tube and look great!  Maybe in my next life....

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Comments

Siffstitch

This is so clever! Even if you didn't make up the pattern, what a great idea to find one.

Charwirfs

Love your last paragraph...Barbie always look terrific. Your granddaughter is gonna flip over this. Way to go!

Siffstitch

I've noticed something interesting in helping LJ get the tail on my older Barbies. It's pretty snug, because while their waists are smaller, their hips and busts are larger.

Speattle

Siffstitch

I've noticed sort of the same thing in reverse for my own shape. Everything is BIGGER than it used to be....particularly the hips.

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