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Naaya's Dragonfly Costume

Added Mar 16, 2011

by alenahenriksen

Bangkok, Thailand






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.

Material Notes

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.




Garment Type
Chiffon, Cotton, Organza, Silk, Tulle


Making A Tutu with Ms. Kiki
How I Make Fairy Wings by Metzpah
Oliver + S 'Lazy Days Skirt' (Free Pattern)

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    Mar 18, 2011, 01.59 AMby lovemelovemyshoes

    The cutest outfit I’ve seen in ages, much better than a helicopter!

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      Mar 18, 2011, 07.21 AMby alenahenriksen

      You made my day with that comment! Thank you. :)

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    Mar 17, 2011, 10.59 AMby machelefranklin

    This is brilliant.

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      Mar 18, 2011, 07.21 AMby alenahenriksen

      Thank you machelefranklin, I enjoyed making it. But you know what, today at school I saw sooo many costumes creatively made by other parents. I was in awe. :)

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    Mar 16, 2011, 06.49 PMby tamezdc

    very cute outfit!

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