Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DIY Project: Greek Goddess Costume

As requested, her is my entry on my Greek costume, a do-it-yourself project I made late last year. My elder daughter's classroom teacher required them to wear a goddess-inspired dress for their reading recital so I pushed myself to sew it, with love of course. Apparently, I had no choice because a ready to wear goddess costume wasn't easy to find. Majority of my daughter's classmates had their costume customized for them.

Here is a photo of the materials I used.

The end product of my DIY project and the inspiration.

My daughter and her classmates in their dance number.

I am satisfied with the outcome of this project. My daughter's costume was very close to its inspiration. Paired with white and gold sandals and a headband, she looked so pretty just like a real Greek or Roman goddess wearing it. She sang and danced gracefully in her costume in the tune of a lively music featuring instruments like, if I'm not mistaken, B3 Guitars and Pulse drums. Sorry for the quality of the photos though. We came a bit late so we didn't have time to adjust the camera settings for the dark venue.

What do you think about do-it-yourself projects like this? Have you tried making your own costume before? Did you save money by doing it?

Source of Roman Goddess photo:


  1. Congrats sis, you're such a creative and resourceful mommy! Proud mom as always to her 2 cutie kids and ever supportive hubby. :))

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to comment on how well the costume turned out, good job!

  3. Wow, you’re such a very creative Mom… How I wish I knew how to use our sewing machine.

  4. Greek mythology cast her as the "bringer" of the times of year. Her central myth involved her daughter Persephone, who had been abducted by Hades and forced to become his queen. Demeter was anguished and life was standing still as her grief prevented the coming of the seasons.


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