My goddaughter is currently obsessed with mermaids.Watches this creepiness on the Tube. Tapes washcloths around her dolls to give them tails.Wanted a real mermaid tail she could swim in. Didn’t have the $150 to buy one.
Finally made a plea to Godmother. Negotiated carefully. Settled on a long cotton skirt with tail for herself and a doll. Found sparkly green cotton she liked, sent it *plus handdrawn love* from 19128 to 60622.
And so I spend my Saturday sewing with love of my own, adjusting a long skirt pattern to fit her, perhaps with elastic around the ankles so it’ll be sleek yet walkable.
Laid the thing out at the best thinking house ever, a gracious family cottage in Indiana, using scraps of paper, then newspaper.
There were enough scraps to make a matching tail for her favorite doll.
And here it is.