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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rainbow Ruru Wings for Troy

My special Christmas gift for my daughter. The base was made from a pair of pants. I cut out the crotch for her head to go through, and then cut away more of the pants, tailoring it to fit her. It works really well, as there is room for her to extend her arms up as far as she likes - the pants would just be in their natural orientation. The feather rows are cut from felt, as it doesn't fray. It's tied on in front, like a jacket - I used a red wide shoelace.
Underneath she holds onto knitting needles to extend the wings, the blunt ball ends at the wingtips so she doesn't injure anyone when she's playing. They are handsewn into the costume, around the ball ends, so they don't fall out.

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