View Full Version : The Mer-Kini Adventure

07-03-2014, 05:51 PM
So I've been working on this pretty much non stop since yesterday, drafting, cutting, sewing..... It's not yet completely done but here's a sneak peek of what the current progress is.

The bottoms are completely done but the top still needs straps and a back.

I'll post more pictures later but for now, enjoy.

07-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! So cute! Please please tell me you're going to put them on etsy. Perhaps in a dark blue?

07-03-2014, 06:07 PM
I'm considering it! I'm treating this as a prototype to I want to see how durable they are.

07-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Love it! Hrmmmm... that fabric sure does look familiar. :p

And I love knowing that you were sewing right along with me yesterday! YAY! :highfive:

07-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Did I mention I made a whole tail yesterday too? Nothing as fancy as yours Sin but I realized I have a deadline of tomorrow for both of them.

Mermaid Harmony
07-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Love this bathing suit, I'd be interested if you made them for sale.

07-03-2014, 10:16 PM
Love it! One of my favorite sellers is 'Booty and the Geek': http://www.buttday.com/ She makes bottims like that; I have too many of her booty shorts already! Plus she is a super sweet dog lover. ;D

07-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Did I mention I made a whole tail yesterday too? Nothing as fancy as yours Sin but I realized I have a deadline of tomorrow for both of them.

Fancy? Oh garsh. :blush:
Deadlines can just be so brutal can't they?! I'm glad you were able to get it finished in time. :hug:

07-03-2014, 11:29 PM
Thanks everyone., I took a break and went back to working on the top. I'm currently scrounging around my house to find a spare machine needle. I broke the one I was using...

Princess Pearl
07-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Why are all your photos upside down?

07-04-2014, 12:07 PM
I have no idea. I'll fix that in a little bit. Maybe because I uploaded on my ipad?

07-04-2014, 12:46 PM
Fixed all the images... They didn't show as upside down when I posted them last night...

Obviously I have a couple threads to trim but that is all!
I can't wait to wear it today.

Here they are again, the back of the bottoms are my absolute favorite thing.


If I decide to start making these to sell, I'll probably do a different type of top, maybe more of a triangle top or a halter.
How much would you guys be willing to pay? I'm just trying to get a feel for if it would be worth my time. Right now I'm thinking the bottoms I'd sell for at least $25. If I made a triangle/halter top to go with it I'l probably charge $25 as well.

07-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Made a prototype bikini top in addition to the one I have here. It's a halter top with standard swim padding. Not a full bra top like the one in above pictures.

photos to come.

07-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Who's ready for the final pictures?

So I'm currently considering selling this style set on etsy. I'd love some feedback first though.

Ignore the messy room and derp faces.


07-05-2014, 09:27 PM
SOOOO cute! <3 <3 I got some of the kelly green scale spandex fabric and was thinking of making something similar! What kind of sewing foot did you use? I'm having trouble sewing this kinda fabric.

I was going to make more of a wetsuit thing (I'm a bit conservative in my swimwear and don't really like bikinis much, so I wanted a one-piece like this picture below):


Marie-Josie Cayer
07-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Nice merbikini set! You should definitively start selling those. I am sure many mers would like to order a set from you.

07-07-2014, 02:06 PM

@Aqua, I used the standard foot. It helps to hold the material taut while sewing, not super stretched, but not slack either. I also suggest using a zigzag stitch as opposed to a straight stitch. You might need to play with the tension as well.

07-07-2014, 06:19 PM
I love it! So cute! I would totally buy a set from you! :)

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07-09-2014, 11:56 PM
That is such a cute merkini Raayvhen! I'm having to figure out how I want to make my top to go with my tail.

07-22-2014, 02:49 PM
These are going to go into preorder August 1st! Everything will be handmade and will be officially released September 15th on my birthday! Preorders will be shipped between September 1st and September 10th (Exact date TBD)

I'll be making a post for preorder info and it will go up on July 27th. I'm really excited to see how this first run goes. Sizing information and color options will be in the main post.