What do you get when you pair minky and fleece fabric with little girls? A mermaid tail of course! I have been sitting on this post for a couple of months now, mainly because I made them for the cutest little girls ever on the hubs side of the family and that side of the family didn’t celebrate Christmas until late January! Crazy I know, but that’s how we roll!
I was trolling Pinterest – no eye rolling! – and I came across the cutest site, madebymarzipan.com, that had a tutorial on how to make a mermaid tail snuggie for little girls. And if that wasn’t adorable enough, it also had a picture of a matching snuggie for an American girl doll. So. Darn. Cute!
I ran down to the fabric store where both the minky and the fleece were on sale 50% off. YES!
Then, following Made By Marzipan’s instructions, I made the pattern. They only had instructions for the little girl’s snuggie, so I borrowed a neighbor’s American girl doll – thank you Courtney!- and made my own doll pattern.
This is my first one! I love how it turned out. I am not gonna lie, minky dot is a pain to sew. It “rolls” while sewing. Good thing the pattern calls for a 1″ seam allowance. Honestly, if you aren’t too picky, and you can sew a straight line, this is a super easy project. How did the cutest girls in the world like it?
The Marvelous Miss M loves hers if her smile is any indication.
And weirdly enough, so did her Dad….
Miss Hannah quickly wiggling into hers with the Marvelous Miss M’s help..
And pretty Haley loved hers, but not having her picture taken…
All in all I’d say these cute snuggies were a success! My only regret is that they don’t have a pattern for big girl snuggies! Oh, well I’d probably kill myself getting in and out of it so it’s probably for the best.
Until next time….