Well my almost 3yo daughter has finally settled on "Mermaid" for halloween, it was tough decision between that and princess, or fairy or fairy princes....you get the idea. I'm still not sure how I wound up with a girly-girl...me, the one who wouldn't wear dresses past the age of 2! I guess that gene must skip a generation! :lol
I saw this costume:http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2007/11/the-mermaid.html
and while my skills are quite up to that level, I love the look of the tail on top of the skirt, it seems so practical. I'm not worried about the top, we're in New England so the short sleeve look is definately not practial. I'll probably just buy and embellish a warmer shirt.
I get her description of running the gathering stitches to get the texture, what I'd love advice about is how much bigger do you think the fabric was before it was gathered, to get an idea of how much fabric to buy. Should I plan on doubling, tripling the width?
Also, any other advice or tips you all have would be great!
Thanks so much!!