How to Make Beautiful Dress Up Wings


I spotted these AMAZING dress up wings at Llevo el Invierno while surfing the crafty web, and I just had to ask their creator to share the tutorial with us. Her site is adorable, and it is written in both spanish and english, definitely check it out for more crafty inspiration. Take it away Eri…

Hi everyone! I’m Eri from Llevo el Invierno, and I’m here to share my wings tutorial handmade for my little daughter Emma with Prudent Baby readers. I drew my own pattern to make these bird wings.  I share the pattern because it is near the springtime and this is a season when costumes for kids are always needed. You don’t have to be an expert in sewing to make these wings, you just have to have some patience to cut and paste all the pieces of fabric. Enjoy your flight, little birds!!

Get the full Beautiful Dress Up Wings tutorial after the jump…

Beautiful Wings Free Pattern

Pattern measurements are for children aged 18 to 36 months. Cut out your fabric for the wing base and the rows of “feathers” (see image for her measurements).

Then the feathers are sewn or glued to the wings from the bottom up, or one line above the other. Attach the two wings together with bias tape on the neck and a ribbon on top each wing.

Also attach a ribbon at the end of each wing for the child’s thumbs.

Time for a photoshoot.

Eri made a dress in much the same fashion, so check out that tutorial for more details here.

Don’t forget to visit Eri at her site Llevo el Invierno for more great tutes. I especially adore this sailboat necklace!

Thank you Eri!  Let Eri know what you think of her gorg wings in the comments, and you could win three lovely Aivilo Charlotte patterns.

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Nadja

I saw these wings on Pinterest and I knew since months that I had to sew them. :)
It took me quite some time, simply because cutting the feathers was so time consuming. And then pinning… aye!
Here are some photos:
http://www.mysewingcircle.com/project/show/11132

I think next time I’d choose a triangular base canvas instead of the rounded shape. And the feathers would be triangular, too… should be super time-savers, especially so close to christmas!

Thanks again for the tutorial and inspiration!

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Niki

I’ve made a couple of these for family members and everyone who sees them gasps. They are gorgeous. Still trying to work out another way to keep on shoulders though as I’m not sure that a ribbon around the throat is the best option. Long ties work with older children, but my 3 year old niece… If anyone has ideas that would make it easy for her to put on, would love to hear from you. Niki. ps I also sew my feathers on, and put elastic around elbow as well as wrist.

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ValerieE

I too worry about the ribbon around the neck. Maybe adding elastic for the shoulders (like you did the elbows) and attach the wings together across the top of the shoulders. I’ll have to fiddle with this one. I know my girls would love them.

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Patricia

These are beautiful. My 2 year old has recently discovered birds and runs around flapping her arms and “tweet tweeting” all day long. Looks like its time to hit the fabric store so we can add these to her dress up pile! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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Georgia

How awesome are these wings! I might have to make a set for every child I know! Thankyou

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