Mermaid Dress


Yes, it's true - there's an explosion of Heather Ross's Mendocino fabric around here.  In my defense, however, I should point out that I actually cut this dress out a year ago and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since

The dress is the flower girl dress pattern from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing.  I have to say that the straps look much wider in the picture in the book than they actually come out on the dress, so beware if you actually want the look of the wider straps.  Other than that it seems to have come out as it was supposed to.  I use the word "seems" very strategically here, because I actually have no one to try it on  to check the fit because apparently O has grown quite a bit in the past year.  I tried to put the dress on her yesterday and it wouldn't even fit over her head.  Sigh.

Oh, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I need to point out that half of my mermaids appear to be swimming in a downward motion.  Oops.

KCWC Item #3

Pattern: Flower Girl Dress from Weekend Sewing
Size: Small
Fabric: From Heather Ross's Mendocino line


  1. Oh I have such a crush on Mendocino. When I saw this in my reader I gasped. Chef asked wtf? I said it's a fabric thing. Apparently he didn't get it even after I showed him the picture. I guess I would have gasped again after reading to see that it doesn't even fit her, but why gasp when this week I also spent precious sewing time creating un-wearables. Cute dress too. I have the book and how come I never noticed this cutie?

  2. When I saw this in the flickr group I instantly knew it was yours! I love that fabric. Sorry it doesn't fit O :( Jude is growing so fast right now I feel I have about a week before I have to start seam ripping hems!

  3. Oh I wish I didn't miss the Mendocino boat; it's gorgeous!

  4. Jennifer O.9.6.11

    Did you check the errata for the pattern? Because I think there's a mistake in there that makes the dress way small. But it is adorable!

  5. Oh, I hope you still have this one so that baby sister can wear it!


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