I told you I will try to come up with another DIY Filipiniana costume for my daughter. As you know August is Buwan ng Wika, the month that we celebrate our national language here in the Philippines. I am kind of tired sending my daughter in the same old baro't saya every Friday, so I thought of creating another costume which she can use alternately.
Dyaraan! What do you think of my new DIY Filipino Muslim costume?
Oh yes.. we have a little problem with color. Everything should be in pink. Haha!
These are all the materials I used for this DIY project.
-fabric for the body wrap
-pearl necklace and bracelet
-thread & needle for sewing
To come up with the body wrap, just measure enough fabric that could cover your little girl, not too tight and not too loose, and the length should start from her shoulders to her ankles. Sew the sides, creating a small malong out of the fabric and you're done.
Let your daughter wear the leotard first, then the malong by tying it on her right shoulder. She can use the pearl bracelet as it is, but the pearl necklace as a headpiece. Just secure the necklace with pins in order not to fall off.
There you go mommies. Tune in for more DIY projects to come.