She loves The Little Mermaid and I thought this doll would be perfect for her. Not to mention I always love an excuse to buy a new doll pattern. I've gotten so much use out of the Jean and Beth patterns I bought I consider it an investment. I can almost always raid my fabric stash without purchasing a single new piece when I make a doll, which I love because I get rid of some fabric that's taking up space in my closets.
When I saw the pattern I immediately thought of a blue paisley fabric I used for pj pants last Christmas and a onesie dress last year. For whatever reason the paisley made me think of a mermaid.
I am so in love with this doll! Is she too cute or what? I love her pink and blue hair. I wouldn't normally use non-hair colors on a doll but considering this one's a mermaid I thought it was perfect.
I have to say I was a little intimidated when I read this doll pattern wasn't for beginners like the other patterns on the website. Not that I'm a beginner but I just wondered how much more difficult it would be to put together. I have to say I was happily surprised it wasn't that bad. I think there are just more steps to this doll than to the other 2 I've made. I've used my other patterns so much, it was nice to start on something new and a little different. Kinda makes me want to buy another different pattern and make another one haha. I'll have to refrain though, I think my husband would flip if I added another "project" to my to-do list.
I'm happy she is done and can't wait to give her to Sophie.