Added Mar 16, 2011
I read the note written by my daughters kindergarten teacher. Sky theme had ended and it was time to celebrate. Every child was required to wear a costume of an animal, vehicle, or object that can be found in the sky.
I breathed a sigh of relief when my daughter changed her mind about being a helicopter and decided upon a dragonfly instead.
Quickly, I got down to work. I made a top from my own paper pattern. I also drew freehand the dragonfly and designed the embroidery. Tthe skirt was from the ‘Lazy Days’ skirt pattern from Oliver + S. The tulle skirt was made with the help of Ms. Kiki’s very useful ‘Tutu Skirt’ tutorial on youtube.com. And lastly, the wings was also made possible from another great youtube tutorial.
For the top – cotton, embroidery needle, embroidery threads and button.
For the skirt – cotton lining, tulle layers (baby blue, brown and dark turqoise green), waist band, thread, need,
Wings – two pairs of knee high stocking, wire, wire cutter, acrylic paint, glitter, glue, ribbons to tie wings to child’s back.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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