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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Yen

it's beautiful! i'll make one for my daughter and maybe for myself, too. perfect for playing, pretending, flying! 🙂

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:o) mg

I agree that is a fabulous stashbuster project that perhaps even my older kids could do… Thank you for the easy tutorial!

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Vanessa/NessieNoodle

THANK YOU! I loved these wings from the minute I saw them and have the idea posted in my pinterest. I am so excited to have the pattern now. I know they will be a wonderful addition to the dress up box.

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Nancy's Couture

These are so colorful and pretty. These are next on my list of things to make for my kids. They love to pretend and where costumes. Thanks for sharing!!!

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AmAzOn

These wings are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and look pretty easy to make!! THANK YOU for the tutorial and introducing me to her blog!!

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Pam

Wow!! My grandchildren will love these. I must make one all 3 of them. Thanks so much for introducing us to this creative mom.

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mommypants13

Wow these are so cute! I am going to make a pair asap. I'm a bit worried about my daughter trying to fly with them on since she has already mastered climbing on high places, but I think we'll be alright 🙂

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Cody and Lindsay

I can think of a million uses for these beautiful little wings! Halloween! The prettiest angel in the Christmas pageant! Fairies!! Birds! Oh my! My little Harper (Yup, "To Kill a Mockingbird", Harper!) will love these!

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MommaWard

I can't stand how stinkin' cute these wings are!! Momma's baby's gonna be ready to fly just as soon as I can whip up a pair! I'm gonna fly over to Llevo el Invierno to see what other lovelies I can find…

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AnnaPK

These are great! I think I am going to make them as an end of year thank you to my daughter's preschool teacher. I was thinking of getting something for the classroom and a pair or two of these wings would be perfect I think.

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Jessica

These are beautiful! What little girl wouldn't love flying around with those wings?

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TheFoleyFive

oh my goodness, this has such a wild things, magical feel to it…how gorgeous. my mouth literally dropped open..what a darling little bit of whimsy. perfect for the little birds in our lives…

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Fobo

Sooooooo stinkin' cute! I think I'll make two. One for each daughter. They're sure to provide hours of imaginative fun!!

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Kylee Ochsner

I must make these for the little girls I am convinced she will have someday! I will have to be sure she lets her daughter wear them though and not keep them for herself! They would be so adorable for little boys too. . . guess I better get to work.

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Kylee Ochsner

Oops! Forgot to say I must make them for my little sister's future daughters. It is early amd I have two little boys on my lap and no contacts in yet. Also, was distracted by Curious George. Good grief! Proofread!

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Whitney

The wings are beautiful! My friend and I were just talking about ideas for our costume/dress-up boxes the other day. These will be perfect for little girls and little boys! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

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beagoodmom

Btw…we did wrist loops rather than thumb loops when we made our new set of wings. Giggles did not like the feeling of the loop on her thumbs. The wrist loops work fine too.

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Erika

i'm completely enchanted by these! i'm wondering if the weight of the wings pulling on the ribbon around her neck would bother her? anyone whose made these have thoughts?

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Bronwyn

Thank you for the inspiration. I made them! Photo on my blog. I used them for an Owl costume for a play of "The Gruffalo" from the story by Julia Donaldson.

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Shelagh

How much fun are these?!? Looking forward to making these for my little guys in the near(ish) future…

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Suzanne

I made a pair of these today for my 3 year old boy (who is obsessed with birds). They are awesome. Truly a special item for the dressing up box!

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Lily

I have just used this page to find the different lengths of arm for different ages of children and adults. So handy as I love this sweet tutorial. Thanks for posting.dihttp://www.fiddleheads.ca/shop/violin_sizes.htm

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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:
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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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