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Mermaid Tales

mermaid costumes in South Africa

These beautiful young ladies have made me believe that mermaids are real. I’ve been dying to do a mermaid project for ages, since all these trending iridescent and scale-print fabrics first started taking over my Pinterest feed. Check out my mermaid board if you don’t believe how crazy I am about this. So when lovely Marlene (Queen Marlene, of Once Upon A Time fame) asked me about mermaid tails for swimming in, boy did I leap at the opportunity.

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Pretty Pink Summer Dress

Yet another dress that was made for a much skinnier me! About two years ago I got a lovely maxi skirt as a hand-me-down from a friend, which sadly didn’t fit at all. It was a thin but soft cotton in a gorgeous print that was perfect for summer, and I felt something had to be done to make it fit. So instead of taking in the waist or something equally simple and sensible, of course I chose to revamp it entirely and make a dress!

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The Exam Stress Dress

Polkadot dress

Nothing beats stress like avoiding your responsibilities and doing some crafty sewing instead! This post is so titled because I whipped this dress up while I was studying for my final Art History exam. Polkadots cheer me up, and if you could see the stacks of books and notes on my desk, you’d be in need of a polkadot dress too.

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