Once I had finished working on my Crochet Ponies, I got to thinking more about it. I had already decided I was going to crochet this outfit, but I thought I would check to see if there was any crochet Tinkerbell outfits for Barbie. I didn't see any, so I thought this would be even more fun... and it was indeed!
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Fairy Inspired Set
The Dress & Wings
I left it like that while I worked other parts of the outfit. Once everything else was mostly done, then I sewed on the wings and the snaps.
I crocheted the accessories as I thought about how I wanted to crochet the wings. Once I had no choice but to think more about the wings, I started scavenging around the house to see what I could find that might be useful. I found some bendable wire, nylon jewelry thread, nylon fishing thread and beads.
I tossed around several ideas on how I should make them. One of the ideas I had, was to crochet with bendable wire. However, I wasn't quite ready to attempt that as I had never crocheted with wire before. I decided to crochet with nylon thread and beads around a bendable wire that I molded into shape. At first I was using the thinner nylon thread, but I ran out and had to undo what I had done and switch to the fishing one. That part was not fun at all.
It took me several times to work out the top part of the wings because I had never done anything like this before. However, once I figured it out, it was super easy, and I am super pleased with how it turned out. Though next time I crochet wings, I am going to use a thicker bendable wire and a thinner nylon thread.
After I had gotten the insides of the wings crocheted, I decided to crochet an edging around the wings to give it a finish. Before I did that, I got some input from my mom, and she suggested elongating the bottom parts of the wings to give it a dramatic look, which I thought was an excellent idea. So I did just that.
Accessories for the Outfit
Fairy Dust Pouch
Here is Barbie Modeling the Fairy Inspired Outfit
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