Last weekend I went to a boat party with an amazing nautical based theme. I was really excited to make my outfit rather than buy it as I hadn't had a little DIY project for a long time. So anyway I became a mermaid by wearing a very shiny tail and so I thought I would share how I made it, as it was a lot easier than I thought (even with my terrible sewing skills).
What you'll need
Ω 1x pair of coloured or patterned leggings
Ω About a meter of material, preferably a bit stretchy
Ω Needle and thread
Ω Tea, biscuits, music and a little bit of patience
Ω Start by cutting up the seams of the inside legs of the leggings. Do this on both sides right the way around and then turn the leggings inside out.
Ω Start sewing the panel in, I pulled the stitching really tight in order to get a ruched effect, but whether you want to do so is up to you!
Ω Do exactly the same on the other side and make sure they are even in length.
Ω Now you should have something very mermaidish and tail like! I chose to style the tail high waisted, as that is my personal style but you can style it however you wish.
Ω Add some accessories such as a shell bra, pearls and gems to complete the look.