It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Pretty, pretty

From Llevo el Invierno via Prudent Baby via One Pretty Thing, we have…

a whole heap of…

very, very pretty…

wings!

Most of these were made with scrap material I had already, though I did need to purchase some. Aren’t they lovely???

I cut the feathers using pinking shears to reduce fraying, since there was NO WAY I was going to hem each scallop of each row of each wing. No way at all.

Since there’s such a mix of fabrics of indeterminate provenance, they will have to be machine washed in cold water on the delicate cycle, and must NOT be put in the dryer!! But costumes don’t get laundered so much as spot-cleaned generally, anyway, right? And what’s a little hang-drying in the face of such utter cuteness?

I’ve made five sets this month. Though the original blogger glued hers, I sewed mine. I think they’ll be more durable that way. What with cutting the scalloped strips for feathers, piecing, sewing, and finishing (a bit; they could be much more finely finished, but I was DONE), I’d say each pair of wings took three hours.

A labour of love, for sure, but SO CUTE. And really? So FUN to do. I enjoyed every minute.

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December 21, 2011 - Posted by | Christmas, crafts | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. pretty adorable- they’ll be flying around your home in no time. (Close off the stairs and put away ladders!)

    Done and done. The children are safe!

    Comment by My Kids Mom | December 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. I LOVE them! Those are SO cute!

    Aren’t they? And, though time-consuming, not difficult to make.

    Comment by rosie_kate | December 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. Wow!

    I wish I were craftier. My grandsons
    would love these.

    !

    They’re pretty impressive, for sure. And truly, not that difficult! (Or do I only think that because I am crafty?)

    Comment by jwg | December 21, 2011 | Reply


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