Advice 1: How to sew a mermaid costume

If you or your child is going to participate in the carnival or Christmas party, how to go there without a beautiful, unusual masquerade costume. You can be an animal, a cartoon character, and even a mermaid.
You will need
  • - material of the corresponding color — green, marsh, dark blue, light blue, or cloth of two colors, e.g., blue top, green bottom.
  • the bead-like sheen in the sun scales
  • - ribbon, similar to algae
  • - all kinds of shells and fish, which are also can be sewed on the suit.
Instruction
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Let's start with the fact that you can make a suit consisting of a top and skirt or pants, and also costume can be solid. Of course, the more advantageous it will look separate suit, because a mermaid is always depicted in the swimsuit and the tail.
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The top can be a bikini top, crop top or blouse with long sleeve at your discretion. Of course, the suit will look more like the costume of a mermaid, if your upper part will be in the form of the bra, decorated with beads, braid and fringe. But if it's a Christmas party, sew a regular top with a short sleeve, also decorate it. By the way, we can do gloves, a headband or a necklace of thin strips of material push the large balls of colored beads.
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But the top — not the main part of the costume. No matter what you will have the upper hand, the suit mermaids are the first thing judged by the tail. This is a particular problem.
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The tail can be simulated, greatly reclusive pants towards the bottom. But a mermaid, your child will be more like a skirt. How to sew a skirt with a tail? If you just want badly to make narrower the skirt to the bottom, then you know that it is very uncomfortable when walking. This option is not suitable for a fun and energetic holiday.
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Insert the skirt wedge. It will provide freedom of movement. And by the wedge screw in the tail cut out of foam and fabric.
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Sew the tail to the skirt so that it does not touch the floor. Your child will be comfortable in this costume and the outfit will look really fabulous, especially if you don't forget to decorate it with beads.
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Instead of headbands if you prefer, you can use a wig. You can also make a beautiful hairstyle for your daughter and shove a Bobby pin in the form of blue or green flower or bow.
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Costume ready. To suit can choose a beautiful handbag and put the mirror in the form of shells, scallops, and toys.

Advice 2: How to make your own mermaid costume

Christmas party in kindergarten, the child's masquerade ball or the celebration of the day of Neptune is only a few situations when you might need a costume of a mermaid. Fortunately, the choice of costumes in specialized stores and what if to try to sew the outfit yourself?
You will need
  • - fabric of two types: fluid, opaque (satin, twill) and the air clear (organza, nylon),
  • - elastic or elastic tape,
  • fishing line fishing,
  • - to decorate: beads, sequins, beads, hair mascara (blue).
Instruction
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Decide how you want to see your costume. Usually outfit mermaid consists of several elements. In order to look like this character, you'll need a few thoughtful details: dress (preferably of silver fabric, strappy, sleeveless, snap-in separately (just prefer to make them elastic bands), decoration on the head, marine necklace and mask (can be worn – it all depends on your desire).
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Choose the fabric very carefully. It should be easy to process and have an affordable price. It is best to buy fabric in two colors, harmoniously combined with each other: one light, fluid, but not transparent, the second fabric can be organza, fine tulle, nylon. To decorate the costumeand it is better to use the elastic band (elastic band), line and a variety of beads (it can be beads, glass beads, sequins or rhinestones).
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Cutting the fabric for the dress in the shape of a rectangle. To ensure that the bodice looked attractive priamerica fabric in the place where you plan to do it. To stitch the rectangle should be only to the middle, upper part of the dress will be button up (clasp, choose the most convenient, it can be buttons, linen hooks or zipper). You can tuck the top edge of the dress and insert soft elastic in order to ensure that the product had a better control on his chest and looked aesthetically pleasing.
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Vykroyte after that straps. Their width should be about five centimeters. Choose the length individually. Sew the straps to the dress. When all the details are sewn together, you will need to perform a few simple actions.
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Treat the bottom of the dress stitching-zigzag (the length of the dress should be "Maxi" or "MIDI"). Insert at the bottom hem to the resulting zigzag line, the length of which is slightly less than the length of the bottom – it will give the dress a sort of wave.
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Sew for the same technology a skirt of sheer fabric the right color, it will dress up underneath, and should be slightly longer than the upper skirt, that is, to hide the legs. The bottom skirt can be pristroit to the dress, and can be equipped with elastic band and worn separately.
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Embroidered dress with beads pattern in the form of sea waves, of the same beads make a necklace.
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Vykroyte in the form of rectangles sleeves (each sleeve can be made in the form of broad circular bandage and gather one edge of the elastic) and a bandage on his head, the edges, and decorate.
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Make a mask out of papier-mache or cloth of an appropriate color. Adorn your head with a paper crown in the form of coral or just let down your hair beautifully Curling the ends by irons (Curling). If the budget allows, buy a wig with long hair a greenish or blue tint (they are usually sold in divisions of children's toys) or blue ink to paint some of his hair curls.
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