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Faerie Wear

Added Jun 28, 2010

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...






After hearing that there was a “secret faerie fest” near where I live, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something for it!

Two of my friends and I made costumes using a very simple technique I thought up because we didn’t have very much time. The dress is just two rectangles, one draped over each shoulder, then sewn up the front, back and sides. This leaves you with a huge, square, kimono shaped garment, so I took another rectangle and made a cummerbund-style belt out of it, and two more very small rectangles to tie up the sleeves. I made mine so that it was shorter in the front and a little asymmetric. I also just left the hem unfinished and tattered.

We made feathered fascinators for our hair as well and wings which you can’t see too well. The second photo has all 3 constructed garments from the same “pattern”

Material Notes





Garment Type
Geek, Romantic

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    Jul 6, 2010, 07.35 AMby baka-pepica

    wow, i like it

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    Jun 29, 2010, 08.29 AMby bohemiannow

    Lovely! well done!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 12.57 AMby cquinn13

    they turned out really well! how did you do the wings?

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      Jun 30, 2010, 05.30 PMby nutmeg1

      Thank you! The wings are made of thick craft wire and rice paper. We bent the wire into the desired shape, cut out paper to just slightly larger than the shape of the wings and glued it to the frame, wrapping the excess around the wire. 1 yard of elastic was used to hold them on ourselves.

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      Jul 1, 2010, 04.13 PMby cquinn13

      hmm, i might have to give that a shot! i’ve done the nylon wings, but those get ruined so easily. i’ve also done feathers, but those aren’t really fairy appropriate. :)

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    Jun 28, 2010, 06.21 PMby mshell

    I have that blue fabric too. I was going to make fairy costumes as well. Yours look fun, fast and cute. My fabric in still in the box.

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      Jun 30, 2010, 05.28 PMby nutmeg1

      It’s good fairy fabric. Someone else at the fairy fest made a costume out of it too!

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