What do you get?
-Instructions/tutorial with real step-by-step photos, and detailed steps including what you will need.
-Pattern sizes are all Adobe Acrobat Layer compatible.
-Seam allowance is included, 3/8” (1cm).
-Instructions/tutorial are in English.
What about the technical stuff?
-Compatible with all standard print paper sizes (A4, A3, US Letter, and Legal).
-Once you receive the file, you will print it from your home printer. It will print on multiple sheets that will need to be taped together. We try to minimize the headache by including lots of colors/markers when piecing together.
-No Serger is required, all you need is a sewing machine that can do a zig-zag and a straight stitch.
-No commercial limitations. Sew and sell as many finished goods as you’d like.
What/how much fabric do you need?
Use woven fabric for the top. It can be sequined, solid, or patterned. If using sequins, it is suggested to make the reversible side a solid cotton. This will ensure no scratchy sequins is next to the skin. Check out this page if you want to learn where I find fabric!
You will need the below usage for each side of the top, as it is reversible. You can either choose two separate fabrics or double the usage to use the same fabric for each side.
SIZE PREEMIE TO 12 MONTHS- 3/8 YARD OF FABRIC (45” OR 60” WIDE)
SIZE 18 MONTHS TO 12 YEARS- 1/2 YARD OF FABRIC (45” OR 60” WIDE)
SIZE 7 YEARS TO 12 YEARS- 1/2 YARD OF FABRIC (60” WIDE)
Use spandex/dance fabric for the tail. This can be solid, metallic, or foil printed. If using a foil print, most pins cannot puncture the fabric. You will need to use fabric clips instead.
SIZE PREEMIE TO 12 MONTHS- 3/8 YARD OF FABRIC (60” WIDE)
SIZE 18 MONTHS TO 6 YEARS- 5/8 YARD OF FABRIC (60” WIDE)
SIZE 7 YEARS TO 12 YEARS- 3/4 YARD OF FABRIC (60” WIDE)
Use tulle or netting for the fin. Make sure it is lightweight, so the fin isn’t heavy.
SIZE PREEMIE- 3/8 YARD OF FABRIC (44” WIDE)
SIZE NEWBORN TO 24 MONTHS- 1/2 YARD OF FABRIC (44” WIDE)
SIZE 3 YEARS TO 7 YEARS- 5/8 YARD OF FABRIC (44” WIDE)
SIZE 8 YEARS TO 12 YEARS- 3/4 YARD OF FABRIC (44” WIDE)
-3/8” wide knit elastic. Used for the waistband.
-5/8” wide fold over elastic. Used on the top.