How to Make a Mermaid Top

DIY seashell bra shirt! Perfect for summer or for a mermaid halloween costume. Super simple and adorable!

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How to Make a Mermaid Top
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If you aren't artistic (like me) print out a stencil of a seashell to use for your top.

If you aren't artistic (like me) print out a stencil of a seashell to use for your top.

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Find a white t-shirt that is as large as you want it to be. Make sure you are comfortable cutting this shirt up!

Find a white t-shirt that is as large as you want it to be. Make sure you are comfortable cutting this shirt up!

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Use your fabric scissors to cut the collar off of the shirt. Then pull on the t-shirt where you removed the collar so the t-shirt won't fray.

Use your fabric scissors to cut the collar off of the shirt. Then pull on the t-shirt where you removed the collar so the t-shirt won't fray.

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Draw your seashell onto your shirt. (Or trace like I did)

Draw your seashell onto your shirt. (Or trace like I did)

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Pick a color for your seashells to be.

Pick a color for your seashells to be.

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Start to color in your seashell. I place a thick notebook under where I am coloring so the marker won't bleed through and so I have a hard surface to draw on.

Start to color in your seashell. I place a thick notebook under where I am coloring so the marker won't bleed through and so I have a hard surface to draw on.

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Repeat steps on both sides. While I color I place a scrap piece of paper under the side of my hand so I don't smudge the drawing.

Repeat steps on both sides. While I color I place a scrap piece of paper under the side of my hand so I don't smudge the drawing.

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Take your fabric shears and cut a straight line up the middle of the shirt so you can knot it at your waist. Pair the shirt with a sequined skirt and your mermaid outfit is complete!

Take your fabric shears and cut a straight line up the middle of the shirt so you can knot it at your waist. Pair the shirt with a sequined skirt and your mermaid outfit is complete!

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