Fairy Dress

Kinderkostüme

Fairies and wizards get ready! Sewing instructions for great children's dress-up costumes

Turn your little ones into fairies and wizards! Two great costumes with beautiful embroidery, a streamer garland, colorful decorative butterflies, fluttering ribbon wands and unlimited childlike imagination make every magical world perfect.

Instructions

Size 104 – 122, Sized for 4 - 7 year olds

Cutting:
Seam allowances are included.
 
Hair ring:
Cotton strips 6 cm wide and 2 cm longer than the wire ring (see item 1)
 
Lower veil:
Each a rectangle in pink and purple tulle fabric 60 x 100 cm
 
Instructions:
Ring
1.    Measure the head circumference. Allow for some extra width depending on how much material is used to wrap around the ring. Cut 3 wires 10 cm longer than the head circumference, twist them and close them into a stable ring. If even more stability is required, then wrap the ring with additional wire. Ensure that there are no exposed sharp ends (risk of injury!).
2.    Iron fusible fleece to the cotton strips and allow to cool thoroughly. Press a 5 mm seam allowance along both sides. Sew the edges together lengthwise from the right (close to the edge) and sew in the wire ring in the same manner. (Tip: use the Leather Roller Foot #55 or Overlock Foot #2)
3.    Tuck in the ends and close by hand.
4.    Wrap the ring with tulle strips and pin together.
Veil:
1.    On each short side (2.5 cm from the edge), ruffle both tulle rectangles to 20 cm and pin to the inside of the veil so that the 2.5 cm protrude upwards.
2.    Attach various ribbons to the outside of the veil.
3.    Affix all layers of fabric to the hoop with a few stitches done by hand.
4.    If desired, notch the rectangle lengthwise or leave it be one piece.
Star:
1.    Download the CutWork file from the website and cut out the stars. Sew some of them on the side of the hoop and use the remaining for the star wristband.
 

Flower Skirt

Flower Skirt:Components:
  •   0.40 m Benartex green print cotton fabric
  •   0.30 m each of Benartex red, orange and yellow print cotton fabric
  •   6 cm Velcro, 2 cm wide
  •   A variety of embroidery thread to complement fabrics
  •   Fusible fleece batting
  •   Embroidery stabilizer
  •   BERNINA 580

Recommended fabric: Colorful, variety of printed cotton fabrics.
 
Good to know:
First embroider the petals, and then cut the shape.
 
Cutting:
Seam allowances: 1 cm for all parts
 
 
Petals: Cut 10 petals in various fabric colors according to the template. 5 each for the front and back side.
Waistband: Two 7 cm wide strips and waist length plus 6 cm for Velcro.
Batting: 5 petals without seam allowances
 
Instructions:
Embroider the petals:
1.    Select the embroidery design #5 in folder #7 on the machine. Reduce the size to 96% and stitch onto fronts of three petals.
2.    Fuse five petals fronts with fusible fleece batting (backsides of the petals) and allow to cool thoroughly.
3.    Stitch and turn the front and back sides. Leave the top open for turning. Turn the petals. Top-stitch around
with embroidery stitches and petal edges.
 
Waistband:
1.    Press under the seam allowance on all edges. Place the strips together, wrong sides together. Slide the petals
(with the short side up) into the waistband, distributed evenly in-between and sew the strips together.
2.    Sew the Velcro on the overlay and underlay.

 


Tulle Skirt

Supplies:
  •   0.35 m pink tulle, 140 cm wide
  •   0.55 m elastic, 1 cm wide
  •   BERNINA 580
 
Fabric recommendations: Tulle fabric or sheer fabric.
 
Good to know:
Loosen the thread tension to avoid seam puckering when sewing tulle.
 
 
Seam allowances: Are included.
 
Cutting:
Tulle fabric:
2 rectangles 31 x 115 cm
 
 
This is how it is done:
Close the side seams:
1.    Place the rectangles together and sew the sides together.
 
Upper hem:
1.    Fold over the upper edge 1.5 cm and stitch. In doing so, leave 1 cm open for inserting the elastic.
2.    Insert the elastic strap. Adjust to the correct length and sew together.

Star Veil

Components:
  •   0.60 m pink tulle, 140 cm wide
  •   0.60 m purple tulle, 140 cm wide
  •   Remnants from sheer fabrics
  •   Remnants of cotton fabric for the ring
  •   Colourful felt scraps (2-4 mm thick), coated fabrics and colorful yarn for the stars
  •   Craft wire
  •   Fusible Fleece Batting
  •   Embroidery stabilizer
  •   BERNINA 580
  •   BERNINA CutWork
  •   Leather Roller Foot #55 or Overlock Foot #2
 
Recommended fabric: Tulle fabric, chiffon fabrics or other sheer fabric for the veil. For stars, see the instructions for the stars wristband.
 
Good to know:
Loosen the thread tension to avoid seam puckering when sewing tulle.
 
Cutting:
Seam allowances are included.
 
Hair ring:
Cotton strips 6 cm wide and 2 cm longer than the wire ring (see item 1)
 
Lower veil:
Each a rectangle in pink and purple tulle fabric 60 x 100 cm
 
Instructions:
Ring
1.    Measure the head circumference. Allow for some extra width depending on how much material is used to wrap around the ring. Cut 3 wires 10 cm longer than the head circumference, twist them and close them into a stable ring. If even more stability is required, then wrap the ring with additional wire. Ensure that there are no exposed sharp ends (risk of injury!).
2.    Iron fusible fleece to the cotton strips and allow to cool thoroughly. Press a 5 mm seam allowance along both sides. Sew the edges together lengthwise from the right (close to the edge) and sew in the wire ring in the same manner. (Tip: use the Leather Roller Foot #55 or Overlock Foot #2)
3.    Tuck in the ends and close by hand.
4.    Wrap the ring with tulle strips and pin together.
Veil:
1.    On each short side (2.5 cm from the edge), ruffle both tulle rectangles to 20 cm and pin to the inside of the veil so that the 2.5 cm protrude upwards.
2.    Attach various ribbons to the outside of the veil.
3.    Affix all layers of fabric to the hoop with a few stitches done by hand.
4.    If desired, notch the rectangle lengthwise or leave it be one piece.
Star:
1.    Download the CutWork file from the website and cut out the stars. Sew some of them on the side of the hoop and use the remaining for the star wristband.

Star Wristband

Components:
  •   Approximately 20 cm colorful elastic strip, 0.5 - 1 cm width
  •   Colorful felt scraps (2-4 mm thick) and coated fabrics for the stars
  •   Embroidery stabilizer
  •   Colorful embroidery threads
  •   BERNINA 580
  •   BERNINA CutWork Accessory
 
Recommended fabric: Felt and stable coated fabrics that do not fray.
 
Instructions:
1.    Close the elastic strip into a ring of corresponding length.
2.    Sew the rest of the stars (see last item under star veil) onto the elastic strip.

sewn on a BERNINA 580

Supplies

Recommended fabric: Colorful, variety of printed cotton fabrics.

  • 1.60 m Benartex beige print cotton fabric
  • 0.40 m Benartex green print cotton fabric
  • 0.40 m Benartex yellow print cotton fabric for the piping trim
  • Remnants of Benartex red print cotton fabric for the belt
  • Purple tulle remnants for ruffles
  • 3 red and 2 purple flower buttons, 12 mm diameter
  • 1 m elastic thread
  • 0.70 m uncovered welt cord
  • Embroidery stabilizer
  • BERNINA 580
  • Bulky Overlock Foot #12C
  • Wide Gathering Foot #16
  • Braiding Foot #21

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Good to know:

Cut out the front inset after embroidering.