|After finding the coolest blog the other day, owned by a gorgeous lady named Kailey, she posted an AMAZING (yup, so amazing that "amazing" needed to be in bold, capitals and italics) and stunningly simple DIY guest post by Kate Gabrielle on how to make yourself your very own mermaid dress.
Usually when I post about a DIY that's been inspired by another blogger, I try and change it up, such as using a different pattern or technique - however this DIY was just too perfect so I maaay have copied it almost exactly. The only modification I made was to use blue fabric paint rather than pink - which ended up making it even more mermaid-like, I think! So full credit goes to Kate and Kailey for this DIY - which you can find the full instructions to here.
dress - DIY (originally vintage)
tights - c/o Oasap
hat - c/o Wholesale
bag - Vintage
shoes - Rubi Shoes
I guess the only bit I am adding to this DIY is that I shortened the dress, and chopped the sleeves off to make it sleeveless. But that was easy - all I did was slice off the sleeves, leaving about 1cm all around, then hemmed it inside the shoulders (like I was hemming the bottom of a dress).
I would love to style this dress with light blue lipstick, some minty blue fishnets, 60s style sunnies and a thin white floral headband. Now all I have to do is acquire those items....
Also (I just thought you should all know), everytime I think "mermaids", this song gets stuck in my head: Mermaids - Flight of the Conchords.
Anyway, I'm massively happy with my mermaid dress. I hope you guys like it too! Head along to mermaidens to check out the full DIY!