Friday, March 10, 2017

A Greek Mermaid for Project Run & Play Part 2

Chloe is my 'Greek Mermaid' in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

This is Part 2 of my entry in the Project Run and Play sew-along contest for Season 13 "It's All About That Place"  My dream destination is the Greek Islands.  I visited there many, many years ago and I have always wanted to return for a longer stay.  The closest that I can come to that dream right now is beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida.

You can see Part 1 of A Greek Mermaid HERE where I detail the dress shown below and my inspiration.

The Mermaid Blouse

 I made Chloe a blouse to wear under her Mermaid Dress when it is too chilly to wear as a sundress or when she wears it to school.  (Our dress code states that shoulders are to be covered.)  I wanted it to be a versatile piece in her wardrobe so I used a vintage battenburg lace pillowcase from my stash and then hand embroidered the simple mermaid and sea plants to coordinate with the theme and the fabric chosen for the shorts.  The mermaid is based on a mermaid from a quilt pattern I purchased a while ago from Cinderberry Stitches HERE.

The shorts were made using one of the prints from the 'Calypso' line from Hawthorne Threads (found HERE). I trimmed the bottom of the shorts with the same Venice lace that I used on the blouse sleeves.  I added a little blue ribbon above the lace.

Venice lace added to the sleeves.

At one of the docks downtown.

I hope you enjoyed my little mermaid in my Greek Isle dream.  Please check out all the other wonderful creations at the Project Run & Play sew-along HERE.


  1. The lace trim and the detail on the pillowcase top are perfect! WOW!!!

  2. You have some lovely dreams!

  3. Lovely outfit, beautiful details!

  4. I love the Venice lace on the top! And the embroidered mermaid is darling.

  5. Thank you, ladies! Enjoyed making this outfit and the photo shoot as well.

  6. Karen, the dress, blouse, and shorts are so adorable! I love the fabrics, the embroidery, and the patterns you used. How I wish my(not so)little girls would let me sew something similar for them!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! I had a lot of fun putting these things together. These little girls don't stay little long enough. I Can't believe that my daughter is 23 now! I am grateful that my much younger friends have little people I can still sew for and that they like what I make. I hope someday that I will have grandchildren for whom I can sew!


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