I've been watching the progress of this blouse for some time. Years, in fact. I blogged about it back in 2016, but at that time Buffalo had already been working on it for three years. It is finished at last, and it is glorious. Behold, the Mermaid Fashion Blouse.
The slideshow below includes closeups of the individual elements that make up the blouse.
Sometimes a Buffalo hat doesn't quite work in its original incarnation and Buffalo comes back to it and tweaks it until it does work. That's what happened to the Mermaid Party Hat. It just didn't sit right with the flopped over tail, which made it look like a sad Orca with a floppy dorsal fin at SeaWorld. So Buffalo added some wire armature and now it is much more festive. See the before and after shots below. The new, erect Mermaid Tail Party Hat is available on Etsy.
If you've been following Buffalo for any length of time, you may have noticed her mermaid fetish. Raffia mermaids, needlelace mermaids, stumpwork mermaids, painted mermaids adorn a lot of her work. She has even crafted mermaid dolls out of Fimo dough.
For a long while, she has been working on a massive needlelace mermaid project. I'm not sure what the end result will be (a blouse? a veil?) but the pieces are adorable.
The photos above show finished lace pieces. Below are some pieces in various stages of progress.