With apologies to AnneB, who designed the dragon patterns we all admire, I admit defeat in this case:
The vintage thread keeps breaking - I think it is just too dry to tat with and I am having so many problems with the wings to begin with.
So, I shall put this aside (I have no other pink #80) till I feel in the mood to use some #80 DMC for the wing in a different colour. Maybe sooner rather than later as this little dragon looks so naked without his wings! Maybe red and white ones... Yes, maybe that will suffice.
If I do not resolve this, I will have to face the wrath of The Boss...