How to Choose and Use Isis Wings

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4 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    What is the difference between open wings and 360°wings

  2. Thea says:

    360° wings are the conventional Isis wings, made of one big piece of material. They fan out behind you like a big cloak. I’m not sure why they are called 360° because they are not a complete circle!

    Open wings or opening wings are made of two separate pieces of material. I hadn’t seen them used much until recently. They are more versatile because you can move each wing independently, but they don’t look as spectacular because the bottom edge can lift.

  3. Saranya says:

    I have 360 wings, and i would prefer them to be opening. Can i open up the seam which connects them?
    Thank you

    • Thea says:

      You can try, but I hope you are good at sewing! You’ll need to unpick the seam and then hem the two raw edges. If they are made of lamé, that can be a nightmare. It’s slippery, melts if you press it, and frays very quickly. The best plan is to buy Fray Check and use that all along the edge, before you even try sewing it. Even experienced costume makers curse lamé!

      The only other thing I’d say is, you may be disappointed with the result. If you know someone else who has open wings, check the measurements of theirs compared to yours. Also look at the weight of the material. You want your wings to open, not curl up. Look at this image and notice how the bottom edges of the wings are flying up – and this is a marketing image meant to show them off at their best! open isis wings

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