I was working on the bandeau from the Mermaid Princess Inspired Purple and Teal Outfit, and it definitely made me pine a little for warmer weather. I was literally huddled under three layers of clothing while sewing this together, thinking it would be so nice to sit on the beach and soak up some sun. I am not a tanner, I don't just sit out in the sun, but imagining the warmth of the sun on my face helped me get through the outfit with cold fingers. (I also had a furry helper whose tail you can see peeking out from the bottom right of the picture.)
This top has a lot to it with multiple gatherings and a dramatic bow at the back, but it is all so worth it. I love the way it comes together when everything is sewn up, and I can drape it on the mannequin and giggle at the whimsical girliness of it. I think it's the perfect example of mermaid style without revealing too much. I want my clothing to be proper and decent but still allow the little papoose wearing it to feel like a kid who can express herself and entertain her imagination!