Has anyone made a Mermaid Reborn? What I am meaning is a reborn with an upper body and a fish lower body (perhaps made with fabric and weighted with PP and fiberfill)??


I am talking about making the lower body the mermaid (so no lower limbs), but still have the upper body with arms. Is this a crazy idea or is it do-able ??


Great idea Judy!

ok…I’m trying to think this through…I am assuming you would alter a body to have a beautiful sewn tail on the bottom. What would you put on the top. regular baby clothes don’t work
but a really pretty top made especially for a baby mermaid would be soooooo cute. DO IT!!! I want to watch!!! What sculpt were you thinking about???

Cindy, I’m thinking the lower body would be the mermaid tail, so maybe take a doe suede body and cut it at the middrift, sew it to the “tail” section, weight and stuff as usual.

I am not sure about the top as far as clothing, but the "tail section could be a beautiful “mermaid” (colorful) fabric - maybe even like a brocade. Someone who sews bodies could make the top with a contrasting fabric (this would NOT be me).

I hadn’t even thought about what doll to use - I guess I’m just in the early planning stages. I was sitting with friend of mine today who is also a crafter and we were throwing around some new ideas for this year.

Any ideas from ANYONE are welcome.

My friend makes mermaid tails and sell them in her Etsy shop … photo-prop

I could also see a body made from “scale” print fabric that is shaped like a normal body at the top and fish tail at the bottom.
That would be neat.

Any of you ladies - feel free to take off on this idea of mermaid (or merman). I may be a while getting to this.

I’m going today to check out some fabrics and play with some ideas. Hopefully I will get inspired at Joann’s.


heres my mermaid baby…the outfit came off a walker type doll i found at goodwill…the top was bra type so i put it behind his head and down over where the torso plate and arms met to cover the seams…i had fun with him…sage

SWEET LITTLE MERMAN! I just love the creativeness and the tail!