The Little Mermaid Dress
I made this dress for my sister Ashley. It’s a M/L, so it doesn’t fit me quite right. I just haven’t had a chance to give it to her, and take a picture of her wearing it.
It was made in the same vein as the dress below, which I recently sold on Etsy. I made the dress using new and recycled materials. The skirt was a vintage skirt, and I made the bodice. It has a sweet little ruffle and is lined, with elastic along the top for fit.
Ashley asked me to make a dress to match this jewelry set that she got as a graduation gift.
So, I found some fabrics that matched, and went to work drafting this pattern in her size. I used a fabric that wasn’t stiff for the ruffles so that they would drape randomly, instead of sticking up.
The blue dress already reminded me of a mermaid, but the same design in the green and the peachy pink made the connection undeniable.
I know, Ariel wore a purple shell bra, but the dress still bears a resemblance to a mermaid.
I thought I’d let you in on a little secret about me, I am a devoted fan of The Little Mermaid (and always have been).
The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie, and it remains my favorite Disney film. My favorite mug is even a Little Mermaid mug.
I got a mug like this from Disneyland when I was younger. It made it through most of my young life, and then, tragically, someone in my family broke it about three years ago. I was devastated. It was a relic of my childhood. (OK. So, I still cherished the mug up until it broke—I was 20 years old). I knew I’d never have one like it again, since I’d gotten it at Disneyland over a decade ago.
Then, one magical day, I was shopping on eBay, when I remembered this mug. I was curious, so I began sifting through Little Mermaid mug after Little Mermaid mug, until…I found it! It was the exact same mug. The package came a few days later, and at last I was at peace.
And that, my friends, is one of the many reasons why I love eBay.
Oh, yeah, and the culprit of the cup crushing crime never did own up to it. If you are reading this Destroyer of Mugs (a.k.a. one of my sisters), speak now! You don’t want to carry the guilt of this heinous act to the grave.