Monday, February 01, 2010

The Next Mermaid:

OF COURSE I'm already thinking about it. And OF COURSE I have to go back! Last year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade was amazing even with the monsoon, and I think I'm hooked. I've yet to book my plane ticket, but I have already purchased a pattern!

It's Vogue 8190, a strapless ruched ballgown that is the epitome of mermaid-y-ness. It's well beyond my sewing capabilities, but luckily I have RYAN on my side!

As soon as I can figure out how to read the fabric requirements (I think they're in Greek) I just might send the whole thing off to him :) SURPRISE!

I'm visualizing something dripping in glitter, since that is basically my dream outfit, and when else can you drape yourself in glitter? My day-to-day life is sadly lacking in sparkles. Last year I went with blue, which was fine and mostly decided by the last minute available fabric selection, but this year I think I'll head back towards the traditional green. (I'm hoping Jana will do a matching one in purple!). I'm aiming for the long one, of course :) Probably not the lace overlay, assuming I find an appropriately fun fabric, but I'm not ruling it out yet. I do have a knack for choosing the most difficult fabrics to sew, so we'll see if I can keep that trend alive and keep Ryan "challenged."

Less than 6 months until King Neptune opens the beaches again! See you there, NYC :)

1 comment:

Alison said...

That will be gorgeous! One year I will go, but I don't think this will be it. :(lab