~ Inwen ~

Everything about Inwen is soft and dreamy. I had a role of beautiful vintage lace which I ripped into pieces for a ragged faerie skirt. I didn’t want any clean cut edges for her. Her bloomers are made from a very loose weave vintage linen hankie, that also had a soft feel to it. Her sleeves are the same lace, and her bodice is made from ripped up silk ribbon.

 

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Sew a running stitch, pulling each piece tight as you go, so you have a very full skirt. You can use any old lace or ribbon, and mixing fibres up looks lovely.

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Synch until it fits your faerie’s waist.

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Cut your bloomers by eye. The wider the leg the puffier they’ll be. Lace edges around hankies can be very sweet if left on the bottom edges. For these, I left the tiny seam.

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Sew your bloomers together with a tiny running stitch.

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Turn the waist in while sewing a running stitch around. Draw closed and tack in place.

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Wrap the skirt around and sew in place.

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Sew around the shoulder, and then run a stitch down the arm.

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I used one for each side, folding over the little lapel.

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Then, I wrapped another piece of silk ribbon around her waist and tied it in the back.

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Flip inside out and put on your faerie.

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Do the same for each leg. You can sew them into your faerie if you want them to stay at a certain level.

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For Inwen’s sleeves I tore two tiny pieces of lace and folded them in half.

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You could do anything for her bodice. Wrapping a piece of ribbon around her torso would have worked nicely, as well. I decided to sew two little loops out of silk ribbon.

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For her shoes, I cut two tiny ovals and carefully folded over the edges, sewing a little running stitch around. Then, I held each in place sewing through the foot. I decorated the toes with tiny French knots.

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