I’ve been meaning to start a blog for several years now. I have plenty of excuses as to why I held myself back, but none of them are any good, so I’ll spare you the details and just dive right in!
Today is all about mermaiding. More specifically, mermaid dress. I FINALLY crafted my first mermaid tail after over a year of planning. By “planning,” I mean that I bought some shiny mermaid spandex sometime last year and haven’t done anything at all until recently.
It’s now been a couple of months since I actually finished the project, and I have yet to try it out for a swim, but hopefully I’ll get over my public anxiety long enough to wear my tail in front of other humans.
In case you are wondering, yes, trying to sew this tail was incredibly frustrating. At least it was in the beginning. It took me entirely too long to figure out that I needed to use a specific needle for stretchy fabrics. Once that was sorted, I did a quick zigzag stitch down the sides. I have yet to hem the tail, but it is wearable, and I can always do that later. Also, since I had to make the fin a separate piece for the fabric change, I left it unattached, that way it’s easier to manage putting on and taking off my monofin. It was also going to be a nightmare trying to sew the fin to the rest of the tail. I mean, I am no expert seamstress and I will not ever pretend to be.
I can’t wait to see how awesome this tail is going to look in the sunlight. When I get around to swimming in it, hopefully I’ll remember to take pictures of me in it.