I'm not sure I should be allowed to be this excited about something I made, but I seriously love these little ladybug wings!
They took less than an hour to make and turned out soo much better than I had envisioned.
I used some of the leftover polka dot fabric from her dress and I had bought some black felt by the yard when planning the costumes. A little red elastic will hold them in place nicely. I used a 12" cardboard cake round from Hadley's birthday party and drew lines dividing it into quarters. From the center point down, I drew a slight curve outward. That's it! Pattern complete. I sewed the polka dot fabric RST to one layer of felt and turned and topstitched that to make the top wings. The bottom wings are a double layer of felt with edgestitching to hold them together. I made a figure eight out of the elastic and tacked the bottom wings to it and then the top wings to that with only a 3 inch "L" seam holding the top corner in place.
I had planned to make Hadley's wings tonight as well. I have time, but I need her to measure the elastic and I have a decision to make. Should I use more of the black felt, or get fancy and use the silver pleather I have leftover from my Super Super Hero Kit? I'm leaning strongly in one direction - what do you think?