Childhood is for adventures, imaginative play, dress ups, and dirty feet. These are all supremely important to fun and learning. The free DIY butterfly costume sewing pattern ticks all these boxes!
The kiddos get to have hours of explorative play and you get to use your imagination to its fullest, creating a wonderfully delightful outfit that will become a firm favourite.
Skill Level – Beginner
Sizes – Pattern includes children’s sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.
Options – Optional tulle or netting layer for the skirt to add extra body, and an optional wire frame option to add structure to the wings.
Fabrics – This pattern is suitable for light-to-medium weight wovens and is not suitable for knits or stretch fabrics. However, you can create the the decorative markings using just about any fabric types (for example faux leather or vinyl). See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required. You can craft the the mask by either sewing or gluing/sticking all the elements together. The wings and skirt require just a regular straight stitch on your sewing machine and are very beginner friendly.
Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.