The best part about being a kid is getting to believe in all the great magical creatures of our bedtime stories and childhood movies. I’m so excited to be taking the time to credit these great legends by joining in on this blog tour.
I have three daughters, so there isn’t a better legend or creature to celebrate than mermaids for this tour. One can not simply take a bath in my house, rather they must pretend they are mermaids swimming in the ocean. The tub is cluttered with diverse collection of mer-toys. Dora, Barbie, and Ariel are just a few who congregate in the tub for a daily (or almost daily) swim.
I grew up on a lake and as a child. I used to have some of the strangest dreams about creatures that lived in the lake. I currently live on a lake now, and sometimes those weird dreams try to escape even now as an adult. I’m not sure where these come from, but I wish that just for once I could have a peaceful dream where a mermaid lived in our lake rather than something similar to the Loch Ness Monster.
To celebrate our love of mermaids, I stitched up a few outfits for the Littles.Believe it or not, finding perfect mermaid match in fabric was harder than I thought. I used Riley Blake Saltwater Mermaids that I picked up at a local fabric shop in St. Louis last weekend while on a day out with my husband. Poor guy, he barely survived 15 minutes in the little shop before he was asking when we were leaving. Bless his heart.
I sewed up a dress for my prissy diva using the Lil Luxe Collection Lil Luxe Dress. I used a single circle skirt and none of the fancy extras that make the fancy version oh-sew-lovely. If you want to see a fancy one, check out this post. It was such a quick sew for a simple dress. I hemmed the skirt with some single fold bias tape. Ahh! I’ve got to do that more often. Add hemming with bias tape to my “Tried Something New in 2016” list because it is a keeper for the toolbox.
My sporty girl got a top and shorts for her outfit. I used the Lil Luxe Dress again, but this time I used the tutorial from the blog to create a top with a gathered skirt that buttons, or in my case snaps, down the back. If you read my last post about how to line up snaps, you may notice that I will be using them more frequently now. Who wouldn’t really? The top needed some fun bottoms, and there may not be a faster pair of shorts than Tadah’s Flexi Shorts. I used some denim I had purchased from Persnickety (back before they were “reorganizing” their fabric until the end of time). That pattern is so versatile, check it out if you haven’t.
I hope you have enjoyed checking out my creation in honor of the most popular legend among females everywhere. There is nothing better than dreaming of being a mermaid. Heaven knows that if I could see one, or even be one for a day, I would jump all over that! I love the world of legends and hope to keep it alive in my home as my children grow.
Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour and participate in the giveaway too! Good luck. There is also a link up at the bottom for you to share something you’ve made in the last three months that is related to a legend. Be sure to link up to be entered into a drawing to win the latest OneThimble magazine and be considered for the CraftingCon Event.
The Wholesome Mama•Skirt Fixation•Amazing Adventures Of Bubba and Bug•Bella Sunshine Designs•From-a-Box
Wild + Wanderful•The Fairy Dust Bin•GYCT Designs•The Kisses Co.•Call Ajaire
Handmade Boy•Mae & K•create3.5•Pear Berry Lane•Sewing Mama RaeAnna
The Inspired Wren•Rebel & Malice•Sew Starly•XO Jessica•Falafel and the Bee
PenSeb&Rox•Knot Sew Normal•Beatnik Kids•Lulu & Celeste•Swoodson Says•Friends Stitched Together
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