I know I posted these in the Use Those Fabric Scraps Craftalong back in 2020, but I don’t think I ever made a proper post of them (maybe on the old site, I don’t remember!). These were originally a Halloween costume for my girls when they were 2, but I recently repurposed them for a local Butterfly Festival we attended this past weekend.
I really love the bottom pair, but of course the girls both wanted the rainbow.
They are pretty rough and ready, but still going strong 2-ish years after being made. I originally had them sewn directly onto a black long-sleeve t-shirt, but my girls have long outgrown the shirt. So, I unpicked the stitching connecting them to the shirt, stitched them together at the center, and added a couple t-shirt yarn strings that could be tied at the wrists. I pinned the center to whatever the girls were wearing.
In actual practice, they probably need a second set of ties to hold up the middle of the wings…
But they worked great for the couple hours they were worn!
I was glad to get some more mileage out of these babies. Thanks for looking!
gorgeous! did you paint or dye the fabrics, or just have that delightful palette on hand?
Thank you! I did dye the fabrics. Just random dyed stash from over the years.
Incredibly beautiful! I know the girls must love them.
Beautifully done! I like the bottom one too, but I can see the allure of the brighter colors.
These are great! I love the look of them and also that you made them work for a new size/age of the gals.
Ohmy word, they are so heartbreakingly beautiful. I love them so much Abbee. Can I have a pair in my size, please? Lol, I’d wear them, I would!
Hahaha…I have no doubt you would!
the sound of every swapper making a note that magpie wants wings
When I saw the picture, I just knew you made these. Gorgeous and timeless for any age!
These are so beautiful my friend!
You work magic with scraps. The colors are amazingly vibrant. Love, love, love them!!!
So beautiful! I’m glad you posted them and that they are still in rotation! Waaaaay too pretty to sit in storage.
WooooOOOO hooooOOOO! Your super great craft is one of this week’s Featured Project!
These really are great and even more so that you were able to update them for your now-bigger girls!
What a great way of maximizing the usage of these wings! They are so beautiful and deserve to live on and on! I love the use of the hand dyed fabrics. The subtle shift of the shades and just the color variation within each patch really adds to the beauty of these wings!