View Full Version : ~Turquoise Tail~

Mermaid Saphira
11-18-2011, 04:56 PM
Finally got around to getting some money to make a new tail skin for my mono-fin! I am so excited! I will be making a top and fins to go with the tail as well (hopefully)!
I will post all my progress here...

Let's begin with the fabric...
This is what I chose, do you mer's like it?


Mermaid Saphira
11-18-2011, 05:00 PM
I will also be doing a top.
I will first make a bikini top
out of the tail material and
then I will make it a tankini
with this turquoise fish netting...



Anyone have a tutorial on how
to make a bikini top? Ideas
on how to attach the netting?
Feedback? Thank you :)

Mermaid Saphira
11-19-2011, 10:56 AM
goody! My swatches came in today!
Here are some pictures...

Pretty color!
Sooo shiny!
Really stretchy!

Mermaid Saphira
11-19-2011, 03:37 PM
How do you make a pattern for your tail? I watched Sasha and LittleOrca's tutorial, but I still don't quite understand. Help please? :)

11-19-2011, 08:03 PM
great materials!

11-19-2011, 09:14 PM
When i made mine i didn't think about how much my spandex needed to stretch to look right so i had to take it in a few times... something nobody mentioned in their tutorials. I dunno. most of my careful measurements ended up being useless :)

anyway making the pattern isn't super hard. Is there any particular part you're fuzzy on?

11-19-2011, 09:34 PM
that fishnetting is soo cool :) you can check here : http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/159/5/9/how_to__swimmable_mermaid_tail_by_colt_kun-d1yfdxj.jpg

11-20-2011, 12:50 AM
That is soo true, Shymer. I think that those tutorials work much better for things like neoprene and 2-way stretch spandex. You can basically sew a tube, slip it over your legs, and pin it around your body.

Mermaid Saphira
11-20-2011, 09:01 AM
Taom & ShyMer- The materail I got is 2-way :)

Lanai & AniaR- Thanx :)

Mermaid Saphira
11-20-2011, 09:08 AM
I got my tail pattern finished!!!!

Progress Pictures



11-20-2011, 09:13 AM
Ah, that makes sense. Duh, four-way spandex :)

Looking forward to seeing the finished tail! I love the material.

Mermaid Saphira
11-20-2011, 05:26 PM
ShyMer- Thanx! I'm ordering it just as soon as I get my fish net swatch :)

Mermaid Photine
11-20-2011, 07:01 PM
I love the shape of your fluke! It's so dolpin-ey! Did you cut the fin yourself?

Mermaid Saphira
11-21-2011, 05:06 PM
I got the cut mono-fin with a tail from it e-bay. and Thanx :)

Mermaid Saphira
11-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Would you guys suggest 2-way or 4-way?? I want the tail too be stretchy but I don't want to have to take it in with a hem to much...

Mermaid Saphira
11-25-2011, 09:29 AM
CHANGE OF PLANS!! I just came across another fabric that I am totally in love with!
I won't have the money to make the top (only have $30), but I will eventually :)
Here--> http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/5929

Mermaid Sirena
11-26-2011, 01:37 AM
It's so shiny and teal! I love the color ;)

Mermaid Saphira
11-26-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanx! Me 2 :)

Mermaid Saphira
11-26-2011, 02:31 PM
Gosh! I am SO indecisive...I just found MORE colors I like...oh,boy :confused:

Mermaid Saphira
11-26-2011, 02:33 PM
should I go with a light Aqua??


I think it's more me but Idk....

Mermaid Saphira
12-05-2011, 04:32 PM
HORRAY! I FINALLY got my swatches! I've decide to go with the turquoise! I will post pictures later <3

Mermaid Saphira
12-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Grrr.. found MORE fabric! Waiting for my swatches to come! Have no clue why spandexworld takes so long..use to be like BAM! Anyway, I'm trying to decide if I should go with turquoise, royal blue, or teal. What do you think would look best?

turquoise 1--> http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/1389
turquoise 2--> http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/3098
Royal blue --> http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/738
Teal --> http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/3148

12-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Ill be trying my hand at a fabric tail in the coming year with this : http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/8501

Aqua dear :) You seemed a bit overwhelmed there. I think you should keep with your plan and work on your Turquoise tail, but if you like 2 of the swatches (or more) you can always find a way to include them into your tail which would be cool, a shades of blue tail would be interesting.

Mermaid Saphira
12-11-2011, 05:03 PM
^ I am a little bit! So many colors! AGH! Anyway..good luck with your tail and that sounds like an interesting idea :)