Thursday, 5 July 2012

DIY Mermaid Dress

After finding the coolest blog the other day, owned by a gorgeous lady named Kailey, she posted an AMAZING (yup, so amazing that "amazing" needed to be in bold, capitals and italics) and stunningly simple DIY guest post by Kate Gabrielle on how to make yourself your very own mermaid dress.

Usually when I post about a DIY that's been inspired by another blogger, I try and change it up, such as using a different pattern or technique - however this DIY was just too perfect so I maaay have copied it almost exactly. The only modification I made was to use blue fabric paint rather than pink - which ended up making it even more mermaid-like, I think! So full credit goes to Kate and Kailey for this DIY - which you can find the full instructions to here.
dress - DIY (originally vintage)
tights - c/o Oasap
hat - c/o Wholesale
bag - Vintage
shoes - Rubi Shoes

I guess the only bit I am adding to this DIY is that I shortened the dress, and chopped the sleeves off to make it sleeveless. But that was easy - all I did was slice off the sleeves, leaving about 1cm all around, then hemmed it inside the shoulders (like I was hemming the bottom of a dress).

I would love to style this dress with light blue lipstick, some minty blue fishnets, 60s style sunnies and a thin white floral headband. Now all I have to do is acquire those items....

Also (I just thought you should all know), everytime I think "mermaids", this song gets stuck in my head: Mermaids - Flight of the Conchords.

Anyway, I'm massively happy with my mermaid dress. I hope you guys like it too! Head along to mermaidens to check out the full DIY!

xxx Annika


  1. Oh my goodness so pretty! I love it! I'm about to head over there right now <3

    Dearest Lou

  2. Oh yeah, it is SO GOOD!

    PS Your Lula was posted yesterday, so hopefully you will have it for the w/e.


  3. This is so pretty, I LOVE how the blue slowly fades, so beautiful.
    X Jane

  4. *__* Speechless! You did SUCH an incredible job with this Annika - I absolutely adore it! And I'm blushing over how truly sweet the paragraph about Mermaidens is, you are an angel! ♡♡♡

  5. Cute diy print! I love your hair and cute style and blog!

  6. Uh, Oh mah GAAAH. I love this. I love the blue on you! You look GORGEOUS! Also, LOVE the new blog look. xoxo

  7. I love reading Katie's blog so I've also seen this DIY and thought it was fabulous! I love your blue version (it's funny because I also thought it would look great in blue!), you look lovely, Annika! :)

  8. NO WAY!!! hahahahahahahaha i LOVE Flight of the Conchords!!! Obviously i love the dress DIY too but this just makes this post so much more special!!! You are BEST Annika x

    1. hahaha, they are pretty much the best :) thanks!!

  9. this turned out amazing!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

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  10. awww so lovely!
    it's been a long time since i last stop by your blog!
    i love ur new header! pretty! <3


  11. This is so pretty! Using blue looks amazing as well, so pretty xo

  12. You are so talented! That is absolutely incredible!


  13. oh my heaven!!! you are too creative!!! and perfect miss victoria!! <3 i need to make a dress like that!! xxx

  14. ohhh such a great idea! you're so creative!
    super lovee this diy <3

  15. wow that dress is beautifulll <3 LOVE it <3

    XO Sahra

  16. The dress is lovely. Such a great idea.

  17. It's a great DIY idea although I'm not too crazy about mermaid items. *-*

  18. I can not believe you DIY'd the dress yourself. It looks amazing.


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