Kittens! Mermaids! Kittens as mermaids! Really, what more could a five year old girl want? Well, if it were *my* 5yo girl, adding ruffles, ribbon and the ubiquitous pink to that list would make for perfection itself - let's hope she agrees when she sees her new dress in the morning!
(The fabric is vintage Michael Miller...that I have had in my stash for ever so long, and that is so abominable it has turned the corner and arrived back at cute!)