Mermaid-style dresses have become extremely popular for formal wear, especially in the bridal industry. This style of dress is called a mermaid because of the shape of the skirt, which fits well over the legs and raises the calves and mimics the shape of a tail mermaid. The top of a mermaid style dress can have any design, although it is often a strapless or camisole style in bridal gowns. You can make your own mermaid style dress by adapting a style of bourbon to this mermaid skirt.
Sewing of clothes.
Find a basic coat skirt pattern or coat dress design that will transform into a mermaid style. This pattern will have several frames that create the shape of the skirt overlay. Cut the sample pieces for your measurements.
Cut the skirt pieces to the length or length you want the mannequin dress to start.
Glue the skirt or pieces of dress patterns to the dress fabric. Cut pieces of fabric and follow the directions on the parts.
Remove the pieces from the pieces of fabric. Buttons along the long edges, right side together.
Sew the skirt panels on the sewing machine together with the permitted seam allowances. Iron the seam allowances flat. If you are working on a full dress pattern, sew the top together as described in the design instructions.
Measure the circumference of the bottom of the skirt. Multiply this measurement by 2 1/2.
Measure the distance from the rock to the ground. Add 1 1/2 inches to this measurement.
Cut a rectangle from your clothes according to the measurements you just made.
Tap the small edges of the rectangle together, touching the right sides. Sew the edges together 1/2 inch away, then iron the seam allowances flat.
Bend under one of the long edges of the 1/2 inch rectangle, then 1/2 inch. Sew along the fold line and iron the fabric flat.
Sew a collection staple at the other long rectangular end, 1/4 inch from the edge. Sew another 1/4 inch collection stitch from this stitch line.
Pull the collars so that the edge of the rectangle rests on the bottom of the apron. Position the rectangle edge to the right of the skirt edge.
Sew the upright rectangle at the bottom of the skirt. Iron the stitches in the direction of the apron and pull out the collecting rods.