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For anyone who wants to be a mer-made.
I saw a top like this a while ago (I think it was by Wildfox) and absolutely loved it, so I couldn't resist making my own. I love the thought of being a mermaid, so it seemed pretty appropriate. :)

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Print out shell templates from the internet (try googling "shell outline" or something similar, and print one you like). It's easiest if you print out two of the same.

  • Step 2

    Put your top on and decide where you want the shells to be placed.

  • How to make a tank top. Mermaid Shell Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull your shirt over a pillow, placing the templates under the shirt, and trace over them in tailor's pen.

  • How to make a tank top. Mermaid Shell Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your templates out, and put plastic underneath (I used plastic filing sleeves).

  • How to make a tank top. Mermaid Shell Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use purple fabric paint (in a tube) to paint along your lines.

  • Step 6

    Iron the back of your painted area to set the paint, or follow the instructions on the packaging.

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