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Organza Butterfly Wings

Added Aug 23, 2010

by drysfa







Wings which are suitable for adults and older children. I have made a few of these over the years as I used to sell them from a craft stall which my sisters and I ran. These ones were kept for family.

Material Notes

Crystal organza, with zigzag stitch to create the veins. I tried a straight stitch but it didn’t really work. Shop bought cloth flowers and 2cm. wide elastic straps.




Garment Type

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    Sep 11, 2010, 04.10 PMby drysfa

    The instructions are here now. Please excuse the crude illustrations and I hope it all makes sense. Best Wishes, Lynnette

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    Aug 25, 2010, 09.14 PMby katzl


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    Aug 25, 2010, 06.42 PMby drysfa

    Thank you all for the very kind remarks. I am in the process of writing a tutorial for the wings. I have realised that the vital component which I have omitted from the material notes is that the structure of the wings is a sheet of acetate between two layers of organza, which is all stitched together. The lack of wire makes them entirely safe and the acetate adds to the reflective iridescent effect. More details on the way :o)

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    Aug 25, 2010, 05.23 PMby lazyjaneallthetime

    These are fantastic! Are they held stable with a wire frame or just stiffened fabric?

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    Aug 24, 2010, 11.38 AMby Ainsley Greig

    Beautiful, my little girl would love these. Please look into a tutorial/ instructions and advise whether you use wire for the structure. These are fab. Better than the commercial ones by a mile.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 11.37 AMby feetyjammies

    These are gorgeous! The stitching adds such texture and detail. WOW!

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    Aug 24, 2010, 11.00 AMby luxihere

    I absolutely love it. I have purchased one for my daughter last year. I would also love to have a tutorial if you can do so, Thanks.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 08.44 AMby frankiesoup

    These are amazing! Is there wire running through the veins, or just the zig-zag stitch? I’d love to have a go making a pair.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.34 AMby zoe-may

    = ) They are absolutely beautiful wings!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 11.46 PMby hoffmng

    These are gorgeous. I wish you would provide a tutorial. Halloween is around the corner and man do I have some girls who would love a pair (probably not that professional looking but I would still try).

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      Aug 24, 2010, 12.33 AMby drysfa

      Thank you so much. I have no idea how tutorials work but it is something I should look into. Thanks for the suggestion.

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