Ifinished up the Pig Will and Pig Won’t Costumes on Friday evening, andon Saturday, got out my paintbrushes and fabric paints to create amermaid costume for baby sister…
I started with a white onesie, gave her a clam shell top tied with seaweed and a starfish clasp at the back…
added a pearl and seashell necklace, and a seaweed bracelet…
Made her a clam shell quilted fin…
and a matching headpiece, complete with clam shell, pearl and mother-of-pearl heart…
Her she is, the littlest (and possibly the cutest) mermaid…Miss Zoe Seaweed:
and here she is with big brother, Pig Won’t (he looks a little too happy to be Pig Won’t but he was extremely excited about his new costume!):
There is no photo of their middle sibling, Pig Will, because my camera is simply not equipped to photograph perpetual motion.
Pig Will & Pig Won’t Costume Details:
- took 2 yards of pink flannel for one size 3T and one size 4T costume.
- I started with a pattern, but ended up free-handing most of the costume, including hooves to cover their hands and shoes. (I could have saved my time and effort, the “hooves” stayed on about 10 minutes).
- snouts were purchased, as were the polo shirt and shorts
Mermaid Costume Details:
- Purchased onesie and white headband
- fin was freehand drawn and cut from Me & My Sister “Smores” fabric, lined with flannel and free-motion quilted in a clam shell design. Top is finished with rick-rack.
- All details painted on onesie were freehand drawn and painted by yours truly
- From start to finish, this costume took me about three hours. (MUCH less time than the pig costumes…)
- It just fits her, I’m guessing by November 4, when she turns 3-months old it will no longer fit. I cannot believe how much that child grew in two weeks!!!
- She didn’t mind wearing it all, the fin was sort of like she was swaddled up for bedtime…
Tomorrow is Day 2 of the Ghastlies Blog Hop–MY Day! Come back to see what I created with the Ghastlie Family Portraits…
How stinkin' cute. You need to sell these. Also, perpetual motion? My little J-man? You are kidding me 🙂 Can't wait to see them all in their costumes. You do awesome work.
I am overwhelmed by cuteness! That has to be the most adorable mermaid EVER! You are so talented, too. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!
So cute!!! Thank you for sharing.
Those costumes are incredible! You're so talented and must surely have missed your calling as a costume designer. Those mermaid duds are clever, and extremely well-done. You've outdone yourself, Doris! I'm terribly impressed.
Wow what wonderful costumes. The mermaid has to be the cutest one I've seen.
Adorable! The little details are great!
Cuteness x 10! And not just the kiddos. Those costumes are top notch!
Those costumes are cute! great work…thanks for sharing!
The onesie is just adorable !!
What a neat idea to 'frame' them. I had never thought of that. The costumes are great! My kids would be jealous;-)
What an adorable little mermaid. Would you believe – I just bought that aqua fabric a week ago for a quilt!
That is some serious creativity! What a beautiful mermaid!!! 🙂
You're mermaid is delightful.
You are amazing. That is so CUTE!
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So is the fin attached to the onesie? If so how do you get her in and out without a zipper? Thanks!
The fin is attached by Velcro, to fake it easy to get her dressed, change diaper, etc.
Awesome, thanks for the response! 😉