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Simplicity 2258
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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 4043 (Mermaid costume)

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Reviewed by:Mel W.

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Posted on:10/29/11 11:30 PM
Last Updated:10/31/11 1:39 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Lauravdm said... (10/3/14 11:28 AM) Reply
Did you use the pattern for the top, cause it looks much more together than mine does?
CynthiaSue said... (11/2/11 1:06 AM) Reply
Adorable. having made this, I know all the work!! good job!
CJgal said... (10/31/11 10:49 PM) Reply
This is soooo cool! I bet she had a blast being a mermaid, you did a fabulous job!
Aroura said... (10/30/11 12:40 PM) Reply
IT really does look intimidating and difficult to make, good to know it is deceptively so. She looks so pretty, love the colors you picked, great job!!
KamiSue2 said... (10/30/11 1:40 AM) Reply
That is so cute!
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