The Marvelous Mermaid and Fabulous Fishtail Skirt Pattern. This pattern includes directions for fully customizing it to a variety of sizes from 2 to 22 and beyond. The Mermaid Skirt is one of the hottest looks in belly dance attire today. Variations on the slim fitting yet flared skirt, are being used by costume designers from Egypt to San Francisco, Britain to Australia , for their most innovative designs. Madame X's pattern offers to stylish variants of this style for the do-it-yourself costumer to make at home. This pattern is very easy to construct, with only a few key pieces, so even the novice sewer can produce exceptional results. The Marvelous Mermaid skirt fits tightly through the hips and thighs, flaring at the knee to create fullness at the ankle that swirls during spins. It's the perfect combination of grace and flow at the hem, sexy slink through the thighs, with added modesty, because during quick turns, this skirt doesn't fly sky high. The Fabulous Fishtail skirt has a full train at the back that adds more fullness through the leg and dramatically increases the hem, creating more interest in the back. The back panel can be made in coordinating fabrics for added drama, or made longer for a quazi-Victorian bustle effect. This is a really dramatic skirt style! This pattern includes directions for fully customizing it to a variety of sizes from 2 to 22 and beyond. It is professionally printed on tissue paper. The top of the skirt is finished with a self-casing. Pattern is sized with stretch fabrics in mind, so look for knit fabrics, and for the ultimate in slink, try one with a 4-way stretch.