Always be yourself! Unless you can be a mermaid.... then always be a mermaid!
I stumbled upon a sewing blog called The Sewing Rabbit at www.mesewcrazy.com. Among many awesome tips and tutorials found there, I was most excited to discover a DIY Mermaid Costume Video Tutorial. After a quick run to the fabric store and an afternoon spent sprawled out in front of the tv, alas, a genuine mermaid tail was produced!
I opted to sew only a skirt instead of the full costume, but the mermaid who received mine didn't seem to mind a bit. This easy and fun project took about two hours from start to finish. Many thanks to Celina Bailey of The Sewing Rabbit for creating and sharing the tutorial.