Mermaid Tail Tutorial

Alright, are you ready to make a mermaid outfit for your doll?  This one is an easy one!
All of Cora's clothes templates are available in the same PDF file, which you can find in my pattern store, if you haven't downloaded it already. Don't worry, it's free!!!  As I've mentioned before, if something isn't clear or you think I made a mistake, please let me know!  It is a lot of work to put together all of these templates online along with tutorials, and I've had to just write up a little bit each night, so let me know if something isn't clear.
You can use either one or two pieces of felt for the bodice.  Measure a small piece of elastic to attach both sides of the bodice together.  If you are using two pieces of felt, insert in the elastic into each side of the bodice and then sew around the edges.   

It should look like this from the back:
and this from the front:

For the tail, put like sides together.  Then sew halfway around the tail.

 It should look like this when you are done.

Now fold over the top of the tail to make a passage for the elastic.
Insert the elastic:
And then sew of the other side of the tail, with right sides together again.

Clip the corners and then turn inside out.
Tada!  You have a beautiful mermaid tail!
Happy swimming!  If you haven't checked out the rest of Cora's outfits and accessories, you can do it here.


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