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Mermaid Costume

ITEM # 2779514P126

Mermaid Costume

ITEM # 2779514P126
Print Description

Crafting Time:
3-5 Hours
Skill Level:



  • Simplicity 8198 – follow fabric and notion recommendations on pattern envelope.
  • 2/3 yd each of  pink, blue, purple, teal tulle
  • 1/3 yd “oil slick” fabric – for shell treat bag
  • 1/3 yd felt for shell treat bag
  • 1 spool sheer 1” ribbon for ruffles on bag
  • 2 yds  1” satin ribbon for bag handles
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and pressing surface



  1. Follow directions for making Mermaid costume, but omit the bottom tail.
  2. Cut two 8” or 10” x WOF from each of the 4 tulle pieces.
  3. Layer tulle and gather along top.
  4. Pull gathers to fit bottom of costume for tail.
  5. Pin tulle to right side of bottom having gathered stitching ¼” in from edge. (gathered edge will be on outside)
  6. Stitch in place.
  7. Fluff….Trim layers if necessary.

Treat Bag:

  1. Cut 4 shell patterns from felt.
  2. Cut 4 shell patterns from “oil slick”.
  3. Make two shells by layering felt, oil slick facing up, oil slick facing down and felt for each one.
  4. Stitch around ¼” from edge, leaving bottom open for turning.  Clip edges and turn.
  5. Stitch lines of shell as shown on pattern.
  6. Pin the two shells together and stitch close to edge from side marks and bottom leaving top edge open.
  7. For handles cut satin ribbon in half.  Fold each in half and stitch close to long edges.
  8. Pin and sew handles to front and back.
  9. For front ruffles on shell cut 4 sheer ribbon 20” long
  10. Gather in center of each ribbon strip. Pull gathers to fit on shell lines.
  11. Hand stitch gathered ribbon to front.


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