So worth sacrificing my TV time to finish them at night -
she opened her eyes after I took this picture, looked at
the mermaids and went back to sleep with a smile on her face
We lined up all the mermaids we could muster from around the house. They range from tiny $2 toys to a Dora version that swims alongside you in the bath. We then had a look at patterns for mermaid dollies on the internet (here's one by Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls) but we couldn't quite find what we were looking for. Soooo with Miss Piggy's
And when I'd finished one, of course I had to make her a friend. You know, so we could play mermaids together.
I made the red mermaid a wig which I later sewed on, the blue mermaid had her hair sewn in before I turned the project inside out for stuffing. Like the Wee Wonderful pattern, I sewed the doll in two pieces (body and tail) before stitching together and embellishing. I did most of the sewing by machine and it all came together really quickly. I'm looking forward to making one of these with my niece next time she comes to visit.
If you'd like a copy of my pattern pieces, please leave me a message below and I'll get back to you with it :)