The other day we were at the store wandering through the toy isles. Sage was looking at all the dress up stuff, and she saw a Little Mermaid outfit/costume and quickly announced that she needed a Mermaid's tail. So i took a quick look at it's construction and then we headed over to the fabric department. i let her choose her fabric, she wanted purple of course.
Don't let her face fool you, she loves it! (just doesn't like mom always following her around with a camera! ha ha) This was really simple to make. The skirt is a wrap style, with the 'tail' sewn on the back. There are additional tulle fins, sewn on the front and back.
i may try getting better pictures a little later. This is the first thing i've sewn in quite a while, and although the tulle and the silky fabric (taffeta maybe?) were a pain to work with, it came out pretty good. i'm going to redo the waistband, and make it a faux wrap with an elastic waistband so it's easier for Sage to take on and off herself.